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April 19, 2017

Grandparents Can Pursue Child Support in Some Cases

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.

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Brown Law Office
April 3, 2017

How Emancipation May (or May Not) Help Minnesota Minors

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.

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Brown Law Office
March 12, 2017

Child Support Decrees Cannot Be Used as Post-Divorce Equalizers

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.

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Brown Law Office
January 25, 2017

An Annulment Can Leave Either Party With Long-Term Rights

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.

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Brown Law Office
January 6, 2017

How Minnesota Courts Determine the Best Interests of the Child

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.

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