The Rights of Unmarried Fathers in Minnesota Family Court

If a man and a woman are unmarried at the time of a child’s birth, the mother has sole legal and physical custody until the court issues an order stating otherwise. An unmarried father has to establish himself as the legal father of a child before he has any rights to ...

2021-01-21T14:26:06-06:00October 9, 2019|Categories: Child Custody, Family Law Blog|Tags: , , |

Father’s Rights: Establishing Paternity & Custody

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 ...

2020-08-27T16:38:45-05:00July 23, 2019|Categories: Family Law Blog|Tags: , , |

5 Things Fathers Should Know about Paternity Actions

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, ...

2021-01-20T10:29:56-06:00August 27, 2012|Categories: Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law Blog|Tags: , , |

Paternity Action with an Ex Boyfriend? Yes You Have to Tell Your Husband

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 ...

2020-08-27T16:54:39-05:00September 16, 2011|Categories: Family Law Blog, Father's Rights|Tags: , |

How Do I Establish My Parental Rights in Minnesota?

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 ...

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