Christian Glen Sullivan’s Answers

Christian Glen Sullivan

Mendota Heights Family Law Attorney.

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  1. My neighbors tree fell on my fence and damged it. It fell because of the age of the tree. Is my neighbor responsible?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Christian Glen Sullivan
    2. Michael Douglas Goforth
    2 lawyer answers

    Issues like these relating to fallen trees are very fact specific and without more information I can't tell you definitively what the outcome may be. As you may already know, the condition of the tree is just a factor that is considered in cases like these. For instance - was the the tree visibly in poor shape? Cracks, hanging limbs, etc. prior to the fall? If so, the owner of the tree may be responsible for the damage caused under the "hazard" tree concept. The tree owner may also be...

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  2. A question about filing a will with the state of Minnesota.

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Christian Glen Sullivan
    2. Janet Lee Brewer
    3. Henry Daniel Lively
    3 lawyer answers

    A will does not avoid probate. But a having a will can reduce the cost of probate and the burden to your friends and family. Whether your property needs to go through probate is determined by how that property is titled, not whether you have a will. There are also other formalities - such as witnessing - that needs to be adhered to so that the will is valid. If the formalities are adhered to, the will is valid at that time. There is no need to file the will in order to be legal. I...

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  3. If a woman owns a house, what is the ownership status and equity stake of the new husband after they wed and he moves in?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Cathy Ann Wagner
    2. Christian Glen Sullivan
    2 lawyer answers

    Your question touches on an area that can be very tricky to answer definitively. However, I can tell you that in general, that property (including a home) you own prior to a marriage is deemed to be non-marital property. That is, property that is not included in the marital estate at the time of a divorce and not available for distribution between the parties. However, in this situation when it comes to real estate, Minnesota allows the new incoming spouse to claim a marital interest in a...

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  4. Can I move out of Minnesota being I have sole physical custody and have joint legal custody?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Christian Glen Sullivan
    1 lawyer answer

    From the way the question is phrased, it sounds like you and the father were never married to each other, and there is no custody or parenting time agreement in place for the child. In situations like this, and even if the father has signed a Recognition of Parentage (ROP), the father does not have any rights to prohibit your relocation out of state. Only until an order establishing custody that calls out parenting time, will any rights attach to the father that would then require you to...

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  5. I share joint custody and have to relocate.. how does this work?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Christian Glen Sullivan
    1 lawyer answer

    It is possible to relocate with the children, but it will involve the courts. In Minnesota, after an order has been established laying out custody and parenting time, you need to either obtain agreement from the non-custodial parent OR obtain a court order granting you the right to relocate with them. As part of the new agreement, you can then outline the proposed school year/summer visit arrangement. With the distance being a factor, you will also want to ensure you cover off on how travel...

  6. Can i move out of the state of MN?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Christian Glen Sullivan
    2. John M. Kaman
    2 lawyer answers

    In addition to the answer provided by Mr. Kaman, Minnesota also allows a custodial parent to move out of state if the non-custodial parent agrees. This is a prime situation in which it makes sense to consult with a local attorney about your options. Good Luck DISCLAIMER This answer is provided solely for informational purposes only. This answer does not constitute legal advice, create an attorney-client relationship, or constitute attorney advertising.

  7. I just got my first D.A.R. but i didnt even know my license was revoked in the first place

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Christian Glen Sullivan
    2. Thomas C Gallagher
    3 lawyer answers

    Link is here https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=171.24

  8. I just got my first D.A.R. but i didnt even know my license was revoked in the first place

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Christian Glen Sullivan
    2. Thomas C Gallagher
    3 lawyer answers

    It sounds as if you may not have your address updated with DPS to reflect where you are currently residing. If so, take a look at Minn. Stat. 171.24 subd. (7). linked below. Notice is effective if served personally OR mailed first class to the last known address. It isn't necessary that you actually receive it. Good Luck. DISCLAIMER This answer is provided solely for informational purposes only. This answer does not constitute legal advice, create an attorney-client relationship, or...

  9. Divorce or enullment after deportation?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Christian Glen Sullivan
    1 lawyer answer

    Your question is missing some clarifying facts, but I can provide you some general concepts around bigamy and marriage. If, the person deported was married to person A and then married person B without first obtaining a valid divorce from A, then the "marriage" to B is void and is annulled without having to obtain a divorce or other legal proceeding.. It is considered not be valid at any point. Hope this helps. DISCLAIMER This answer is provided solely for informational purposes only....

  10. How to add Middle name in baby's U.S birth certificate as we are residing in India?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Christian Glen Sullivan
    1 lawyer answer

    There is a website that the MN Dept of Health has published to assist in these types of instances. The link is below. http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/chs/osr/amend.html. Good Luck