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Child custody and unmarried parents in Minnesota

Not every relationship between a couple in Minnesota is meant to last, even if the couple has a child. If a child is born to unmarried parents who are no longer together as a couple, it is often the case that the child's mother is granted sole physical custody. However, if the child's father takes some sort of action to preserve his custody and visitation rights, he can still be a part of his child's life. Many times child custody decisions in such cases hinges on who was the child's primary caretaker and what is in the best interests of the child.

A parent's finances may be frozen if they don't pay child support

It is extremely important that parents in Minnesota who owe child support fulfill their obligations, and pay what they owe on time and in full. After all, the parent receiving child support needs these funds to pay for the costs of raising the child; thus, if there is a failure to pay, it is ultimately the child who suffers.

January sees an uptick in divorce filings

The New Year is a popular time to resolve and change your life for the better. For some, this means getting into shape, for others it means cutting back on bad habits, like smoking. And for those in unhappy marriages, 2017 may be the year that they decide to end their union and seek a divorce, so they can move forward with their life in a more positive fashion.

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