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Check List for Dos and Don’ts for Minnesota Divorcing Parties With Custody Issues-It’s All About the Children

This is a repost of what I think are good tips for working with the other parent during a Minnesota divorce or a Minnesota custody matter. Actually, these are good tips for all parents that may live apart.  THE LIST OF DOS 1. Do be civil and polite to your spouse especially in front of […]

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Can I Claim the Federal Tax Dependency Exemption in Minnesota? Separated, Non-Married or Divorced Parents in Minnesota and the Tax Dependency Exemptions for Children

Minnesota now has a new law that outlines the analysis of which parent will be allocated the dependent exemption for the children of Minnesota parents.  Courts will look to this statute in the event parents cannot agree on who should get the exemptions.  Federal tax rules are implicated as well, but Minnesota has always reserved the […]

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How Do You Terminate a Minnesota Delegation of Parental Rights?

This is a follow-up to a popular blog post that instructed folks how to fill out and complete a Minnesota Delegation of Parental Rights per Minn. Stat. Sec. 524.5-211 Signing a delegation of parental rights does not — I repeat does not– convey any custodial rights on the party that you are delegating your rights to […]

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How to Fill Out a Minnesota Parental Delegation Form.

The Minnesota parental delegation form is available to all parents who need to temporarily delegate the care of children to another trusted adult.  The form is simple, but care should be taken to complete it with full names and properly witnessed signatures. The Minnesota parental delegation does not grant custody.  The delegation appoints someone to […]

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Fee Waivers for Minnesota Divorce Parties- The Outline

Minnesota has some of the highest court filing fees of any state and the fees keep increasing.  Minnesota, however, has a procedure set out in Minn. Stat. Section 563.01 that allows a party with low income to have fees waived or paid for by the State. The Process and Initial Request. A  party must submit a […]

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Minnesota Divorce and Social Security Benefits

More than half of all new divorces involve parties over fifty years old. Most couples have accumulated assets over a few years of marriage including private retirement accounts like IRA’s, 401(k)s, and pension funds. You  may be entitled to part of your spouse’s Social Security Benefits in a Minnesota divorce, including the survivor benefits, if you meet  the […]

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Thank you clients and colleagues.  I wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving holiday. Kate Willmore, Saint Cloud, Minnesota, Divorce, Family Lawyer, Father’s Rights Lawyer, and Mediator (320) 217-6030   or kaw@katewillmorelaw.com http://www.katewillmorelaw.com Copyright 2014    

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Stand-by Custodial Document for Minnesota Parents – Anticipating the Unexpected Event

I last posted information on Minnesota’s statute that allows a parent to delegate his or her rights to a non-parent third party by a form called Minnesota Delegation of Parental Powers.  ( Blog Post 5/2/2014). Minnesota’s Stand-by Custodial appointment statute is useful for all parents as well.   The Stand-by Custodian appointment allows a parent […]

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The Abduction of Children in Nigeria Constitutes Crimes Against Humanity and Requires a United Response.

The U.S. , other Nations and the U.N. need to acknowledge through action that crimes against children and women are crimes against humanity.  The recent abduction of the children in Nigeria is a call to action for all citizens to require that their respective governments not only condemn the kidnappings, but use all political and […]

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Minnesota Delegation of Parenting Information and Form

Minnesota allows a parent to name another person to act as a parent to his or her child for a maximum period of one year.  This Minnesota statute is useful when you are traveling or deployed or have to leave your child  in another’s care for any reason like a new job in another state. A […]

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