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Enforcement of Court Orders
Effective January 1, 2020, the Minnesota General Rules of Practice and Rules of Civil Procedure have changed. Per Rule 303.01 (Scheduling of Motions), all motions and orders to show cause should contain the following statement: “The Rules establish deadlines for responding to motions. All responsive pleadings shall be served and filed with the court administrator...
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Parenting Plan
Under the United States Constitution, one has fundamental rights as a parent to raise their children as they see fit. Courts have included in these parental rights the right to exclude others from having contact with their child. Basically a parent can tell a grandparent that the grandparent can have no contact with their grandchild. See Troxel v. Granville. In...
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Child Custody Out of State
Whether a parent can move out of state with a minor child is determined by Minnesota Statute §518.175 subdivision 3. Without consent from the other parent, it is very difficult for a party to move out of the state with the child.  If the purpose of the move is to thwart the relationship between the...
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In Minnesota, a parent’s obligation to support their child begins when the child is born, and does not end until a triggering event like the child getting married, or turning 18 years of age. A divorce proceeding does not terminate either parent’s obligation to support their joint child. In this article, we will discuss the basic...
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A custody battle between an Ohio family and a hospital has sparked a national debate over who should have the final say in providing lifesaving treatment to minors. The case at hand involves an Amish family that decided to take their 10-year-old daughter off of a chemotherapy regimen designed to treat her leukemia diagnosis because...
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Dealing with family dynamics during the holidays can be stressful for everyone. But when you are divorced and have a child with your ex, it can be almost unbearable for parents and children. Organizing visitation schedules and parenting time for Christmas can be an emotionally charged issue. It’s important in these cases to remain calm...
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A Minnesota couple looking to adopt used Craigslist to add another member to their family. After struggling for years to conceive, Tracey and Dan Citron posted an advertisement on Craigslist, a popular area-based marketplace website.  Tammy Nelson, an expecting mother, responded to their ad, and now the Citron’s have a son named Ben. Many Ways...
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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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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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