In today's post, our blog will continue its ongoing discussion of the legal grounds on which parental rights may be terminated here in Minnesota.
While the Minnesota State Capitol is currently abuzz with discussions over what to do with the state's budget surplus, there are other issues generating significant conversation among lawmakers, including a proposal that some are saying would introduce the most dramatic changes to the state's divorce process since the advent of no-fault divorce over 40 years ago.
Of all the legal terms that are synonymous with divorce, none perhaps stir up quite as strong of emotions as the term child custody. That's because for the overwhelming majority of people, their children always come first and the thought of potentially seeing them on a more limited basis may be difficult to even consider.
Phrases like "working toward a compromise" and "mutually acceptable resolution" typically aren't used in the context of divorce. Indeed, you are probably more accustomed to hearing terms like "bitter legal battle" and "courtroom drama" used in these discussions.
Those couples who have made the difficult decision to pursue a divorce likely anticipate that they will have to take trips to law offices and courthouses over the course of the coming months. However, what they likely don't anticipate is having to take a trip to a classroom.
Last time, our blog began discussing the termination of parental rights in a bid to provide helpful information and debunk some common misconceptions about this complex family law topic.
The last six weeks have been something of a holiday whirlwind for people across the nation, as they've carved turkeys, wrapped and exchanged gifts, and officially celebrated the start of 2015.
Here in Minnesota, the property division process is governed by a legal concept known as equitable distribution. This doesn't mean that all property is automatically going to be split 50-50 in a divorce, but rather that the court will consider a variety of factors in arriving at what it deems to be a just partitioning of property.
In today's post, we'll discuss an area of family law that often takes on added importance during the holiday season: the visitation rights of grandparents.
Even though it will almost certainly result in some major lifestyle changes and often require an exceptional amount of patience, there is perhaps no more joyous occasion in a person's life than the birth of a child.