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Child Custody
Today, fewer and fewer Minnesota counties have the funds available to provide custody evaluation services.  Therefore, parents who disagree about custody and parenting time arrangements for their children must retain and utilize the services of a private custody evaluator. Full Scope Evaluation Sometimes, the custody evaluation can be a “full scope” evaluation that addresses custody...
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It goes without saying that child custody cases are intensely emotional. When emotions run high, parents tend to make rash decisions that can negatively impact the result of their custody case. It is always best to be honest and amicable during your divorce proceeding. Lying about your spouse or making unreasonable demands is counterproductive and...
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Surprisingly, the question of where to send a child to school during and after a divorce has become a widely litigated topic in recent years.  If one parent has sole legal custody of the child, that parent may make the decision regarding where the child will attend school.  If the parents share joint legal custody,...
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As with most areas of law, divorce law is a complex arena. There are a plethora of rules, regulations, terms, and conditions that each divorcing party must be aware of. The best way to enter into a divorce proceeding is to educate yourself. On that note, here are the top 3 acronyms that you need...
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Paternity actions in Minnesota can be confusing and overwhelming for many fathers. Here are the 5 most important things for fathers to know when entering a paternity action. Establishing Parental Rights.  If you and the child’s mother are not married at the time of conception or the minor child’s birth, and you did not sign...
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Child custody disputes are often highly contentious and can lead to a court trial if the parties cannot resolve the issues of custody and parenting time outside of court.  Even if you believe that you and the other parent can resolve issues of custody and parenting time outside of court, you should protect your legal...
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Whether through a divorce or just a custody case with the mother/father of your children, determining where your children will be living and your involvement in their future is scary. Here are 3 tips to remember as you start your custody case: Emails, text messages, & letters can all be brought to Court. Attorneys, evaluators, and judges...
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If you are involved in a “high conflict” parenting situation (i.e. a divorce, custody proceeding, or post decree issue), the services of a parenting consultant or a parenting time expeditor may be appropriate to assist with on-going conflict in the case. But what’s the difference between a parenting consultant and a parenting time expeditor and...
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Sometimes in child custody cases a custody evaluator is used as a neutral third party to make determinations of custody and parenting time. Here are the top 5 tips for dealing with a custody evaluator. Be respectful. Realize that the custody evaluator is only doing his or her job and that job is to assess you and your relationship...
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With child obesity on the rise, some are debating the need for child custody modification for obese children. Child obesity is a continuing problem amongst our nation’s youth. A recent study found that roughly 17% of kids aged 2-19 are obese. Some say that states need to take action against childhood obesity in the interest of protecting...
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