Fathers Rights Group Push For More Time With Kids

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Minnesota Father’s Rights group advocates for more time between father and children. The Associated Press recently wrote an article highlighting a movement that has been popping up in various states, including our own Minnesota, which is to increase the presumption of time each parent has with their child. Presumption of Parenting Time It may come as a surprise but if you get divorced or have a child out of wedlock with a person, there is a presumption in Minnesota that one parent will have at least 25% of the parenting time (with the other having, obviously 75%). Side note: a …

Are Minnesota Courts Biased Against Fathers In Custody Decisions?

Are courts biased against fathers in custody decisions? Following a divorce in Minnesota, courts are required to make many decisions about who gets custody of the kids based on the best interests of the kids.  Fathers often feel that, more often than not, this results in the mother having sole custody of a child, or fathers receiving inadequate parenting time with the kids.  Is this just a perception or does this actually happen?There are basically two competing considerations here:  first, that Minnesota law doesn’t provide for any special consideration to mothers in custody determinations.  In other words, there is no …

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 …

Asserting Your Rights As A Father

 Minnesota paternity adjudication and recognition of parentage With greater numbers of unmarried couples living together than in past generations, fathers may increasingly find themselves in the position of having a child but yet not being officially recognized as the child’s father.  If the father and mother’s relationship is subsequently broken off, this can have an impact on the father’s rights regarding the child; for instance, an unmarried father has no right to either custody of, or parenting time with, a child.  If your relationship with your child’s mother has ended and you are concerned about your custody rights, or even …