When it comes to the issue of paternity, most people have a general understanding that it involves establishing the identity of a father for the purposes of collecting child support. While this is technically accurate, it's important to understand that there is actually much more to the process.
There is no doubt that people take decidedly different approaches when it comes to making the tough decision of when to initiate divorce proceedings. For some, the decision is made as soon as they discover evidence of infidelity or have one fight too many, while for others, the decision is postponed until school is out for the summer or the holiday season has passed.
A few weekends ago, thousands of fathers across the state of Minnesota gathered with their children to celebrate Father's Day by opening gifts, going out to brunch or just spending the day together.
In our previous post, our blog discussed how the Nebraska Supreme Court recently issued a decision concerning a Minnesota man found to be responsible for child support payments despite a DNA test definitively proving that he was not the child's biological father.
The Nebraska Supreme Court issued a very interesting decision last Friday concerning a Minnesota man who was found to be responsible for child support payments even though a DNA test definitively proved that he was not the child's biological father.
Once a person finalizes their divorce, they are more than likely ready to move forward with a new chapter in their life. This, of course, means everything from adapting to new child custody arrangements and child support obligations to solidifying new living arrangements and adjusting their finances.
When people secure a divorce in another country, they may find themselves subject to unfamiliar laws, and involved in legal processes that bear little resemblance to what they have previously seen and heard here in the U.S.
The language that is used in Minnesota statutes is carefully chosen, argued over word by word before it becomes law. Even with the scrutiny, the effect of the language isn’t always clear until a real-world dispute arises. For instance, the phrase “care and support” has recently created some controversy where child support enforcement in Minnesota is concerned.
When it comes to divorce and divorce-related issues, you would probably think that the laws in the majority of states were fairly concrete, meaning they have been in place for a significant amount of time and cover most any situation that is likely to arise. In other words, you wouldn't expect to see many state legislatures advancing many new divorce-related measures.
No-fault divorce has and will continue to be the legal mechanism of choice for thousands of people across the U.S., including right here in Minnesota. However, while there is a pretty good chance that you've heard this term before, there is also a pretty good chance that you might not be familiar with its specifics.