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Third-Party Custody and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status: Eligibility Criteria and Legal Requirements

Third-party custody is when a third person is given custody of the child/children.  Third-party custody typically occurs when the biological parents do not want custody of the child/children or the…

Marital Termination Agreements: How to Save Money and Avoid Protracted Divorces

The marriage contract is more than an important agreement; it symbolizes a couple’s commitment to one another and their vow to spend the rest of their lives with each other. …

Orders for Protection, Requesting a Hearing and What You Need to Know

Orders for Protection are generally orders to protect people who are victims of domestic abuse or are at risk of being further victimized. Domestic abuse is defined as any of…

Rights to Visitation or Parenting Time, Custody Evaluation, Guardians

Visitation rights between a noncustodial parent and a child is essential to the continuance of a parent-child relationship. A noncustodial parent is the parent who does not have either legal…

Early Neutral Evaluation: What you need to Know


What is Early Neutral Evaluation in the Family Law Context?

Early Neutral Evaluation, or ENE as it’s commonly called, is a relatively new concept in MN family law.

Early Neutral Evaluation is…

Initiating The Proceeding: The Process Behind ‘The Service Of Process’

What is the Service of Process? What do I serve?

You have just completed your family case summons and petition.  You have painstakingly reviewed your affidavits and assets and have made…

What is Child Support And What Are My Rights And Responsibilities

“Child Support” is a culmination of a number of things: a child’s food; housing; clothing and daily care; these are also known as Basic Support.
The other aspect of child…

Relief For Victims Of Domestic Violence And Abuse

Part 2 of 2

Cont. from Part 1

Harassment Orders

“Harassment” means acts, words or gestures that the harasser uses that get in the way of…

Relief For Victims Of Domestic Violence And Abuse – Part 1 of 2

Part 1 of 2

There has been a significant increase in the amount of domestic violence and domestic related incidents of harassment.  Victims of violence are best advised to…