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Under Minnestoa law, when parents are unmarried, the mother has full legal and physical custody rights to their child. A father must go to court to establish a legal right to his child. This does not mean that a father cannot see his child or the parties cannot come to an agreement outside of court for parenting time. What it does...
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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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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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Many of our clients are unmarried parents.  With marriage comes automatic parental rights.  When you are not married, the father must go to court to establish his rights before he is able to enforce them. Custody Cases Custody cases for unmarried parents start in one of two ways.  If the parents never did anything to...
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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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