Tag: Best Interest of the Child
Minnesota law provides grandparents with specific, limited rights over their grandchildren. Depending on the circumstances, grandparents can even directly seek relief from the courts to spend time with their grandchildren, if the parents refuse permission.
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.
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 this edition of The Family Law Show, we offer an overview of the standards Minnesota judges use in determining the physical and legal custody of children.
Custody is an emotionally-charged issue, with a lot of uncertainty...
Modification of the physical custody of a child is one of the more difficult things to do in family court. Although we’ve successfully moved for modification many times, careful consideration is given as to whether the request should be brought...