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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...

Prenuptial Bliss

Traditionally the time leading up to a marriage is filled with flowers, intimacy, and quite a bit of sharing. Sharing the couch, remote, drinks, and meals is commonplace in the early stages of an intimate relationship. As the relationship develops the couple tends to reclaim their individual lifestyles and the intense flames of romance give...

Legal Ramifications of Filing for Divorce

When a marital relationship has deteriorated to the point of filing for divorce, the soon-to-be-ex-spouses will have a lot on their plate. Not only does running into mutual friends lead to extremely uncomfortable small talk, even talking to your own family or in-laws can turn into a very draining task. Your default of explaining things...