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December 2014 Archives

Child support available to custodial parents

Minnesota's statutory scheme in family law is built around the mandate to do what is in the best interest of the children. As a result, the laws set forth a detailed regulatory framework that describes how the payment of child support is to be administered. These monthly payments are intended to help a custodial parent pay for the day-to-day expenses of raising a child.

Bill aimed at protecting child custody rights of troops approved

Minnesota residents may be interested in the story of a congressman who has been on a mission to return our servicemen and women to equal footing in child custody cases. The new defense bill includes language that may do just that. The law was motivated by cases like those of one servicewoman who returned from deployment to learn she had lost custody of her child, in part, because she was "absent" while serving her country.

St. Paul grandparents have rights too

This blog regularly focuses on the issues Minnesota parents face when divorcing or separating from their spouse. St. Paul family law attorney Janet L. Goehle, though, also strives to provide superior representation to local grandparents in the St. Paul area.

Minnesota professor debunking divorce myths

As it turns out, experts across the country are working to change staunch public belief that divorce rates are high and getting higher. While this past century did see an unprecedented rise in divorces, especially in the 70s and 80s, the last couple of decades have not been so divorce heavy. In fact, if current trends continue, economists believe that only a third of marriages will end in a divorce, including those in Minnesota.

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