child custody

Avoiding Co-Parenting Conflicts During COVID-19

COVID-19 has presented many hardships for families around the world, especially for those managing parenting plans. Here are some tips for making parenting time a positive experience for the entire family during the pandemic. Tips on Co-Parenting Agreements During a Pandemic: Start the conversation with your co-parent to find common ...

2020-10-23T09:01:02-05:00August 26, 2020|Categories: Parenting Time|Tags: , , |

The New 2020 Motion Practice Timing Rules

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 ...

2020-08-27T16:08:37-05:00January 28, 2020|Categories: Family Law Blog|Tags: , |

Third Party Custody & the Natural Parent Presumption

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 ...

2020-08-27T16:38:04-05:00November 26, 2019|Categories: Child Custody, Family Law Blog|Tags: , |

Minnesota Divorce and Out of State Moves

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 ...

2020-08-27T16:38:06-05:00October 22, 2019|Categories: Family Law Blog|Tags: , |

Tips for Determining Child Support in Minnesota

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, ...

2020-08-27T16:38:52-05:00October 25, 2017|Categories: Child Support, Family Law Blog|Tags: , |

Parents Could Lose Custody of Child Over Failure to Treat

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 ...

2020-08-27T17:01:43-05:00September 20, 2013|Categories: Child Custody, Family Law Blog|Tags: , , |

3 Tips for Surviving the Holidays with Kids when Divorced

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 ...

2020-08-27T16:59:41-05:00December 24, 2012|Categories: Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law Blog|Tags: , , |

Minnesota Couple Uses Craigslist to Adopt Son

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 ...

2020-08-27T16:57:26-05:00November 19, 2012|Categories: Child Support, Family Law Blog|Tags: , , |

3 Reasons to Be Honest in your Custody Case

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 ...

2020-08-27T16:57:29-05:00October 10, 2012|Categories: Child Custody, Family Law Blog|Tags: , , |

What if my Spouse and I Can’t Agree on Where to Send our Child to School?

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 ...

2020-08-27T16:57:30-05:00October 9, 2012|Categories: Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law Blog|Tags: , , |