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Post-Decree Modifications

Needs and circumstances change. When they do, a post-decree modification can realign court orders to match the interests of the parties and their new situations. Minnesota family law attorney Chris Banas assists clients in filing motions for the modi… Read More
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Third Party Rights: Obtaining Custody of Children

For a third party to obtain custody of a child without the consent of the child’s parents, the third party must prove to be either a “de facto custodian” or an “interested third party.” Additionally, the court must find… Read More
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Domestic Abuse: The Impact on Your Divorce and Child Custody Cases

Domestic violence is a serious issue in divorce and custody cases, not only in terms of the civil and criminal effects, but also in the direct impact it will have on your chances for custody. To put it simply, a finding of domestic violence (order fo… Read More
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Definitions to Common Terms Encountered in Family Court: Marriage Dissolution

What is “legal custody”? How does it differ from “physical custody”? And, who is the “custodial parent”? “Lawyer Speak” can be frustrating to listen to sometimes. To familiarize yourself with some of th… Read More
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Categories: Family Law

Hennepin County Custody and Parenting Time - Hennepin County Family Court Early Neutral Evaluation Program

Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) is a short-term, confidential evaluative process designed to facilitate prompt dispute resolution in Hennepin County Family Court custody and parenting time (visitation) matters. The program, as offered through the Henn… Read More
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Categories: Family Law

Minnesota Custody and Parenting Time Disputes – Who is involved?

If there is a dispute in Minnesota over custody and parenting time, the court will likely order the parties to undergo some sort of “evaluation.” “Evaluation” is a fluid term, and can mean a variety of things. To understand th… Read More
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Single Fathers - Custody, Visitation and Fathers' Rights in Minnesota

My ex-girlfriend will not allow me to see my son. What can I do? This is a common question, and I am often giving the answer of: Nothing, until you go to court. The grim reality is this: Fathers who have children that were born out of wedlock are at… Read More
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My Custody Evaluation is Complete - Now What?

Child custody and parenting time evaluations, whether conducted by a private evaluator or court services, usually take anywhere from 3 to 6 months to complete. Once the evaluation is complete, your attorney will be given notice by receiving a copy of… Read More
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