How do unmarried dads get legal rights to their children?


When a child is born outside of wedlock, the child’s father does not have any legal rights to that child.  This is a shocking thought, but it is true.  The moment a child is born outside of marriage the mother has 100% of the legal rights to the child.  The mother does not have to […]

What are the best interests factors?


How does a court determine which parent should have legal custody and physical custody of a child?  This is a heart wrenching question because parents love their child more than words can express.  If parents cannot agree to an answer, a judge must make a decision for them.  Minnesota Statute Section 518.17 states a judge […]

I want a divorce. Now what do I do?


A divorce is like a death.  Every spouse grieves the death of the marriage in his or her own way.  Deciding to divorce is difficult in many important ways.  It may be that a spouse has cheated.  It may be that the couple can no longer communicate and one of the spouses feels he or […]

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