Minnesota is a wonderful place to raise adopted children with special needs. Whether you need a daycare solution, a medical care solution, or specific home improvements, feel free to turn to these five local resources for assistance.
We’ve all seen the clips on entertainment shows or read the headlines of magazines in the checkout line at the grocery store about spouses of celebrities, sports figures and business leaders receiving multi-million dollar settlements.
After you've reached a custody agreement, it is crucial that you make the most of what time you have with your children. These tips will help you make room on your calendar for your kids -- and maximize the time you spend together.
Most grandparents view the opportunity to spend time with their grandchildren as a major gift. When those children rely on grandparents with limited income for primary support, however, our Minneapolis child support attorneys often recommend that they can — and should — seek child support payments.
Under MN law, the only way to become a legal adult is to reach the age of 18. However, minors can achieve some or most of the rights of adults through a process known as emancipation. As explained in Youth and the Law from the MN House of Representatives, state statutes provide no specific grounds or procedures for emancipation, but they reflect an assumption that minors may be emancipated. Still, it takes comprehensive legal knowledge to determine whether emancipation provides the best solutions to a minor's issues.
Divorce may create the legal end to marriages, but it does not end relationships, particularly when ex-spouses have children. The final divorce decree sets forth many conditions, and the most important settlement issues involve custody, parenting time and financial support of the children. Unless parents take legal action to change them, these terms are basically set in stone.
It is hard to imagine too many divorces that do not begin with a significant degree of conflict. There are, of course, occasional situations when spouses simply decide they have grown apart, but most cases involve serious disagreements that the parties cannot resolve.
Since annulling a marriage essentially makes it null and void, it seems on the surface as if it is the same as never having married in the first place. However, Minnesota is one of several states that modeled its laws after the Uniform Marriage and Divorce Act. This Act recognizes the concept of innocent (or putative) spouses, who are individuals who enter into marriage in good faith that the marriage was legally valid.
Divorcing parents frequently hear that judges use the best interests of the child standard when making child-related determinations. Usually, those parents also believe that settlements that provide them with full physical custody and more parenting time overall automatically meet the best interests of the child.