Holiday Parenting Time in Minnesota

I am frequently asked questions about holiday parenting time and how that is allocated between divorced parents. Sometimes this can be a contentious issue, especially if one parent wants to bring the children to a family gathering that is out of state. Generally speaking, Minnesota courts try to allocate holiday parenting time fairly, keeping in [...]

By |2012-11-30T11:23:06-05:00November 30th, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Holiday Parenting Time in Minnesota

MN Divorce and Child Alienation

As a divorce attorney, one of the things that I find most troubling is a parent who alienates the children from the other parent as a form of retaliation.  Sometimes this alienation is deliberate.  A parent wants to get even with the other parent so they tell the children bad things about that parent.  Sometimes [...]

By |2009-12-27T08:10:23-05:00December 27th, 2009|MN Divorce - Child Issues|0 Comments

Child Support in Minnesota

People frequently ask me how the Minnesota child support laws work.  There is a new Minnesota child support law, because the old law was modified significantly in 2007.  Now, child support is calculated using the gross incomes of both parents.  But, that's not the most significant change.  The most significant change is that the amount of child [...]

By |2009-12-03T10:09:59-05:00December 3rd, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Parenting Time for Unmarried Fathers

In Minnesota, an unmarried father has no parental rights unless these have been established by a court order.  The mother of the child has the common law right to physical and legal custody because she gave birth to her child.  When the mother is married to the father, then the father has common law physical and legal [...]

By |2009-11-30T10:29:51-05:00November 30th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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