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Father’s Rights
No. Child support and parenting time are considered two separate issues. A parent cannot deny parenting time to the other because that parent is not paying child support or is behind on their child support payments. Attached to all court orders dealing with child support and/or spousal maintenance is a document called Appendix A. Appendix...
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Many people who go through a divorce have to decide if they want to change their last name after the divorce is final.  Some people opt to keep their last name, while others seek to change it as part of their push for a clean slate.  But how does one change their last name following...
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Cheating scandals are commonplace in the news today, and many of these couples opt for a divorce.  While infidelity takes certain emotion and physical tolls, it may have a varying effect on divorce settlements and payments. A No-Fault State Minnesota is considered a “no-fault” state when it comes to divorce, meaning that a couple can...
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A Recognition of Parentage (ROP) is generally a document that unmarried parents sign at the hospital after the birth of their child. However, a ROP can be signed up until the child turns the age of majority. Under Minnesota law, if a minor child is born after both parents are married, the husband is presumed...
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If a woman has a child with someone other than her spouse, her spouse must be joined in the paternity action. Minnesota Statute §257.60 states that each man presumed to be the father and each man alleged to be the biological father, shall be made parties in a paternity action. There are two presumptions that may conflict...
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In paternity matters, it does come up every so often that a man is told he is the father, has no reason to doubt it, and enters into an arrangement to take care of his responsibilities as a parent. Later down the road, he finds out that the child is not in fact his and he...
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