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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 family law case involving an international custody dispute is currently being heard by the US Supreme Court. This is a rare occasion as only 1% of cases presented to the Supreme Court are actually heard, and of this 1%, very few cases are family law related. The Case The case in question involves US...
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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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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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