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Carl Jason Mitchell Arnold

Northfield Mediation Attorney.

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  1. Alternative dispute resolution, parenting plan in MN

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Carl Jason Mitchell Arnold
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    Many times, dispute resolution language in court orders limits which types of disputes must go through alternative dispute resolution before going to court, so you'll want to read that language carefully. Also, judges are typically not interested in handling parenting schedule disputes if they don't have to and many times they will gladly rely on dispute resolution provisions to kick cases out of court and back into alternative dispute resolution before they will hear the case. Sometimes...

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  2. DIVORCE

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Jennifer Ronae Lewis Kannegieter
    2. Carl Jason Mitchell Arnold
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    You ask a lot of very good questions. The best answers will depend on your goals, the needs of your children, and other specific circumstances. Educating yourself is the place to start. Often times attorneys and mediators offer free initital consultations to help you understand your options. I would encourage you to do that so that you can talk through different process options such as mediation and collaborative divorce and so you can ask questions directly to a professional in person....

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  3. Joint custody

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Carl Jason Mitchell Arnold
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    There are two types of custody, legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody relates to the major decisions in the child's life such as education, healthcare and religious upbringing. Physical custody relates to day-to-day parenting decisions. The definitions of these terms is found in Subdivision 3 at: https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/statutes/?id=518.003 However, many lawyers (myself included) believe these labels have lost much of their usefulness. As a practical matter, the...

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  4. Under MN family law do negotiations for child visitation have to go through our lawyers

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Karen Terese Kugler
    2. Carl Jason Mitchell Arnold
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    I agree with the response provided by Karen Terese Kugler. As a technical matter, you will need a court order to make any agreement enforceable. The process you choose to get to an agreement often depends on the ability of the parents to communicate with each other effectively. If you have difficulting communicating with the other parent, then you will need more help than if you and the other parent communicate effectively. In most cases, a mediator (who acts as a neutral facilitator) is a...

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  5. Rights in a divorce

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Jennifer Ronae Lewis Kannegieter
    2. Carl Jason Mitchell Arnold
    2 lawyer answers

    Great questions! You will definitely want to see a lawyer to discuss all the details and sort this out. One positive thing is that you and your husband appear to have at least a minimal working relationship at this point, which is good. Keep communicating (which includes trying your best to keep in frequent contact with his mother, since she appears to be one of his main contacts at "home" while he's away) and try to come to some temporary workable solutions so that you aren't living in...

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  6. Minnesota child custody laws, contesting spouse moving out of country with child

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Tifanne Elizabeth Ehrman Wolter
    2. Carl Jason Mitchell Arnold
    3. Alec Scott Rose
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    It is unclear in your question whether the father has been given parenting time in the divorce decree, since you mention that his parenting time must be supervised. You will certainly want to talk with an experienced family law attorney about this, because that would appear to be a critical issue. I hope this information is helpful to you. However, please be aware that this is not legal advice (as stated in the Avvo Terms of Use). Sincerely, Carl J. Arnold Collaborative Divorce Lawyer...

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  7. Joint custody

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Carl Jason Mitchell Arnold
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    I accidentally missed adding the following link related to custody factors to my previous answer: https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/statutes/?id=518.17

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  8. Joint custody

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Carl Jason Mitchell Arnold
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    this is a good question. Unfortunately, custody and parenting time issues are very fact-specific; meaning that you will need to review all your circumstances with an attorney to get a good, clear answer. In general, there are two types of custody, legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody relates to the major decisions in the child's life such as education, healthcare and religious upbringing. Physical custody relates to day-to-day parenting decisions. The definitions of these...

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  9. Making money and putting it in their pocket instead of it going to a memorial benefit that people were led to believe

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Carl Jason Mitchell Arnold
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    You may consider contacting the police in the county attorney in the county where this occured to see if they would review it for criminal charges.

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  10. Giving up right to child

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Tifanne Elizabeth Ehrman Wolter
    2. Carl Jason Mitchell Arnold
    2 lawyer answers

    Are you asking whether a person may give up their responsibilities to a child? I'm assuming that you are asking this questions based on a conversation that you have had with someone from a state agency such as social services or a county attorneys office. It is not clear from your question whether someone is looking to adopt the child or whether you are asking if a parent may simply disown a child. For general information about adoption through the State of Minnesota Court website, check out...

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