Minnesota has two statutes that seemingly set the standard for courts to decide whether to modify an order for parenting time. Minnesota Statute Section 518.175 governs parenting time, and subdivision 5(b) provides that the court shall modify parenting time if the modification would not ...Read More
Recently, the Minnesota Court of Appeals had the opportunity to address the amount of discretion trial judges have in setting child support for Minnesota parents, specifically when determining child support for a self-employed individual.
Judges first calculate child support based on the presumptive guidelines that ...Read More
In Minnesota, a custody order must establish a child's physical custody and primary residence. But nowhere in Minnesota's family law statutes is the term "primary residence" defined. The primary residence definition is important because under Minnesota Statute Section 518.175, subd. 5(a), a ...Read More
On May 29, 2013, in the case of Haefele v. Haefele, the Minnesota Supreme Court reversed the Minnesota Court of Appeals and held that when calculating a self-employed parent's income for purposes of determining child support, the court must first identify the self-employed parent's business's ...Read More
In part one of Going Nowhere Fast, I talked about the headaches of getting a U.S. passport for a child under the age of 16. As big of a hassle as the dual parental consent process may be, there are very good reasons ...Read More