• Traveling with Children

    Traveling with children between states and outside the country requires careful planning. Know the limitations that the law imposes on both parents.

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  • Use of Third Parties to Make Parenting Decisions

    The courts are increasingly dependent on third parties to resolve parenting disputes. There are different types of possible third party participation. Check these options to find out which one is best for you and your child.

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Discussions

Custody

Understand what Minnesota law means when it describes your parenting relationship in terms of legal, physical, joint, and sole custody.

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Parenting Time (Visitation)

Realizing the standards that Minnesota judges apply when deciding the parenting time of a child before starting a family law matter can help you prepare yourself to put the best case forward.

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Third Party Custody

Discover how a family member or close friend can petition the court for temporary or permanent custody of a a child when a parent is unable to provide the adequate care a child deserves.

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Bringing a Child Back to Minnesota

If your child resides in Minnesota and the other parent moves to another state with the child and without your consent, you can use the courts to bring the child back. Moving children out of the State of Minnesota usually requires the consent of both parents, unless the court says otherwise.

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Paternity Proceedings

Investigate how a court establishes who the parent of a child is when there is no marriage or a child is born after a separation.

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