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A guide to child custody and the holidays

While the holidays are a hot topic for Maple Grove families, so is respecting a child custody plan during the holidays. Whether parents are recently divorced or are living apart, it is important to approach the child custody situation the correct way in order to benefit all parties involved. The best interests of the child are at the heart of the matter. Since the holidays can pose special planning and observance challenges, it is important to prepare for it to avoid potential pitfalls and disputes.

Seeking paternity in MN can really get the ball rolling

If you or a loved one has been thinking about seeking paternity rights, think no more. Action will bring your desires of a better relationship with your child into reality. Minnesota families, especially children, can really benefit from the love and influence of both parents in their life. Proving paternity can be the largest step to achieving any level of the child custody process.

What can paternity rights do for Minnesota parent and child?

For some Minnesota parents, paternity rights are not automatically granted at birth. Nevertheless, parents seeking rights should understand the benefits that come to those granted paternity. More often than not, it is the father seeking paternity rights of their child. There are many ways to obtain these rights, however, the importance of it is what a parent gains from the legal assurance of paternity.

MN grandparents' rights to child custody and visitation

Child custody arrangements are typically considered to be between two parents who are no longer together or have divorced. However, sometimes custody or visitation rights are granted to grandparents of the child in question. In these instances, sometimes grandparents are a primary guardian or are seeking custody or visitation rights of their grandchild. If the grandparents of the child are not on good terms with the child's mother or father, this is might be the reason for grandparents' to investigate their legal rights.

MN same-sex divorce couples subject to alimony, property division

While Minnesota already recognized the union, the U.S. Supreme Court's landfall decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which protects same-sex marriage in all 50 states, has provided more protection for same-sex unions. However, just like traditional couples, entering into a marital union also means considering the possibility of divorce. Here are some answers to common questions related to same-sex divorce.

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