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Representing Minnesotans in paternity actions


It happens sometimes in Minnesota that there is a question as to who a child's father is. However, if a man is unwed to the child's mother, believes he is the child's father and wants to pursue rights to his child, he needs to establish paternity. If not, he could unwittingly relinquish his rights to the child. That is when it is important to have an attorney by one's side, such as those at the law office of Terzich & Ort, LLP.

What rights to my child do I gain with proof of paternity?


In Minnesota there are several scenarios under which a man is presumed to be a child's father. For example, if the man is married to the child's mother then it is presumed that he is the father. Also, if the child is not an adult and the man holds the child out as his offspring and allows the child to live in his home, then the man will also be presumed to be the child's father. There are other established presumptions of paternity that readers may discuss with their family law attorneys.

Facts and statistics on child support in Minnesota


While the holiday season is all about the children for some, supporting and caring for a child is a year-long endeavor for parents. Well after the presents have been opened and the New Year has been rung in, children still need the financial support of both parents. In Minnesota, for parents who are divorced or are no longer in a relationship with one another, this means one parent may be paying child support.

Mediation can be a positive way to settle divorce legal issues


Couples in the Twin Cities going through a divorce, especially during the holiday season, may want to do so in as amicable a fashion as possible. After all, even if one's marriage has come to an end, that doesn't necessarily mean a person is seeking revenge against their spouse, or wants to see their spouse left with nothing. When this is the case, a couple may want to consider mediating their divorce.

Assertive legal help for Minnesota same-sex partners


Gays and lesbians have long faced challenges before the law, from the right to marry to the right to adopt a child. Nowadays, same-sex partners in Minnesota still face countless challenges, particularly when it comes to the area of family law. Sadly, changes in the law often seem to precede changes in society, and bias and prejudice are obstacles that many same-sex partners face every day. For family law dilemmas, it may necessary to seek experienced, assertive legal help.

What happens to credit card debt in the event of a divorce?


When a couple in Minnesota decides to end their marriage, their assets and debts must be go through the property division process. When it comes to joint credit cards, this can be complex, as a credit card in some cases can be considered an asset and in other cases it can be considered a liability.

How does a child in Minnesota benefit from having a legal father?


When a child is born to unmarried parents in Minnesota, certain steps can be taken to establish legal fatherhood. While each child in the state has a biological father, that is different from being a legal father. A legal father is the person that the state recognizes as being the child's father, with all the rights and duties that entitles him to.

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