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Is it Possible to Disestablish Paternity in Minnesota?

Paternity is important. Without it, fathers lack rights and responsibilities. Most paternity disputes involve cases in which paternity has not been established. Either the mother or putative father is seeking paternity rights. However, there are also some cases that go in the opposite direction.  You may be wondering: Can paternity be taken back after it …

Shared Child Custody in Minnesota: An Overview of Time-Sharing Schedules

In Minnesota, custody & visitation cases are handled under the state’s best interests of the child standard (Sec. 518.17 MN Statutes). As Minnesota policy presumes that it is better for a child to have a positive, ongoing relationship with both parties, shared custody is common.  For parents with shared custody, it is crucial that they …

High Income Divorce in Minnesota: What is Forensic Accounting?

Divorce is complicated. For high income and high net worth couples, a marital separation can be especially challenging. It is crucial that you are able to get your finances in order. If you own complex assets and/or you believe your spouse may be hiding property, a forensic accounting investigation can help to protect your rights. …

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 …

Child Custody Disputes in Minnesota: What are My Options If My Ex is Interfering With My Parenting Time?

Going through a custody or visitation dispute is never easy. When you finally reach a resolution, it can bring a tremendous amount of relief. Unfortunately, that is not always the end of the matter. You may be stuck dealing with an ex who simply refuses to follow the parenting time schedule—thereby taking away the precious …

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 …

Family Law: Your Guide to Voluntary Recognition of Parentage in Minnesota

A married man is presumed to be the father of his wife’s child. No paperwork is required. However, unmarried couples face some additional challenges. They do have to take action to establish paternity in Minnesota. That is not to say that doing so is always complicated: Through the Minnesota Voluntary Recognition of Parentage form, an …

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 …

Top 10 Tips for Success in the Courtroom

When an individual walks into court for the first time, the first impression that person makes on the judge is crucial.  Creating a good first impression will imprint in the judge’s mind, and could ultimately influence the outcome of that individual’s case.  What follows is a list of the top ten ways to make a …