Out Of State Custody Decisions In Minnesota

Contracts

The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act With everyone being more mobile than they were 50 years ago and parents no longer necessarily living in the same area in which they grew up, families often end up in different states following a divorce.  When there are child custody issues involved in the divorce, a situation can arise where a parent has a custody decision from a court in one state that he or she wants to enforce in another state.  Or, one parent may want to commence new custody proceedings in one state, while the other parent feels the …

Court Allows Paternity Fraud Lawsuit to proceed

  Iowa Court Allows Paternity Fraud Action The Supreme Court of Iowa, in a recent decision, decided it would allow a man to sue his former girlfriend for paternity fraud. The man’s lawsuit was based on allegations that the former girlfriend intentionally told the man he was the father of a child despite knowing that this wasn’t true. Because of this, the “father” argues, he voluntarily spent money on the child’s support, which he claims he wouldn’t have done had he known the child wasn’t his. All of this apparently came to light when the man filed an application seeking …

Parental Interference In Minnesota? Maybe.

Modifying a Minnesota custody order when a parent interferes with visitation rights You went through the whole divorce process, fought out a long legal battle, and got far more acquainted with your local courtroom staff than you’d ever care to.  Finally the judge entered a final custody order and the whole saga looked like it was done.  But then your ex started coming up with excuses of why you couldn’t visit with the kids this weekend like the judge’s order said, and the excuses got more frequent.  Eventually your ex stopped returning your phone calls and you couldn’t pick up …

What To Do If Your Ex Doesn’t Show For A Parenting Time Exchange?

  The Decree says that the exchange will happen at 6:00, you arrive at the location, 6:15 comes, then 6:30 and no word from your ex.  Kids are in the car crying, getting tired what do you do!? Finally, you get a call from him or her and they’re just too busy to take the kids this weekend, sorry, but you understand right? Well what do you do? What can you do? This happens all too frequently in Minnesota (and other states) and there is no great solution to this problem, but I’ve got a couple of tips for you …

Are Women Favored In Divorce Court In Minnesota?

Men's Rights

Do Women Have An Advantage in Minnesota Divorce Courts? It’s a common misconception that In Minnesota Divorce Courts a woman has a big advantage over a man. After doing family law for over 13 years in Minnesota and going from Worthington to Albert Lea on a daily basis I think I have a good perspective to answer this question. I can firmly say the answer is….no, women aren’t favored in Minnesota family law courts. Ok, but then why does it seem  mother’s get custody more often than fathers in Minnesota? Because  statistically the mother does receives custody more often than …