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Family & Divorce in Minnesota: An Overview of the Parenting Agreement Worksheet

Going through a divorce or separation is never easy, especially for parents of young children. To help facilitate the best possible environment for the child, Minnesota encourages parents to come to a parenting plan that outlines parental rights and responsibilities. The Parenting Agreement Worksheet (Minnesota Version) is used to help parents put together an effective...

Expert Witnesses and Family Law in Minnesota: A Guide

Many family law disputes are complicated. In certain circumstances, an expert witness may need to be brought in to help bring clarity to a specialized matter. Minnesota has strict rules and procedures regarding the use of expert witnesses. In this article, our Mankato family lawyers highlight the most important things you should know about expert...

A Guide to Minnesota’s Child Relocation Laws

One question many divorced/separated parents have asked: Can I move my child out of state? The short answer is ‘yes’—but only when you follow the proper procedures. If you have shared legal custody or your former partner has visitation rights, Minnesota law prevents you from simply packing up and moving out of state.  Before you...

Recognition of Parentage

Recognition of parentage establishes a legal relationship between a father and his child. Even when a father is not married to the mother of his child, Minnesota provides a way for him to establish his role as the legal father through recognition of parentage (ROP). While the document serves as a way to establish legal...

Five Step Process for Divorce in Minnesota

The Process for divorce in Minnesota consists of five basic steps. The specifics of each case vary based on the individual circumstances involved. Summons and Petition To start a divorce in Minnesota, a summons and petition are filed. A family law attorney may draw up these documents on behalf of his or her client. This...