The possibility of expanding your family through adoption is exciting, scary, joyful and confusing all at once. When people imagine adopting a young baby or older child, though, they sometimes labor under mistaken ideas about what is actually involved and how adoption works in Minnesota. We wanted to set the record straight.
Parental alienation can have lasting negative effects on the relationship between the victimized parent and the child. The consequences often persist for years, or even decades, after divorce.
Thanksgiving sparks challenges for many families, even those not embroiled in child custody disputes. With good planning, however, you can create a fun experience for your children and enjoy the holiday.
In May of 2015, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed new custody and parenting time legislation into law. The new “best interest standard” is accompanied by a revised framework for judges to apply the relevant factors. Cynthia Brown recently offered her thoughts on the amended statute to the Tenth Judicial District law clerks.
In recent months, the legislature passed (and the governor signed into a law) a bill that amends Minnesota's custody standards. In addition to a revised "best interest of the child" standard, judges must now apply the relevant statutory criteria with nine new provisions to guide them.
Equal access schedules with children have become easier to achieve, following amendments to Minnesota’s parenting time modification statute.
Pursuant to caselaw, a parent who sought to achieve a 50/50 parenting time schedule, following...
Minnesota divorce attorneys have an emerging resource to rely upon in preparing their cases, and it’s coming straight from the bench. Anoka County District Court Judge Alan Pendleton’s...
The phrase “custody” is used to describe the obligations, and rights, of parents regarding the care of their children.
Child custody issues come about when an unmarried...