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  • Divorce in Minnesota

    My wife is from South Asia and we got married here in the US in another state during our vacation (I am a resident of MN). We were together for a few months and because of strong difference, we mutually decided to split. She has left the country t...

    Matthew’s Answer

    You will need to have lived in Minnesota for at least 180 days before starting a divorce. As counsel stated, being able to find her will influence how hard it is to start and continue with your case.

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  • How do I regain custody if an out of state judge grants it to my child's father without my knowledge?

    I have always had full custody of my 4 year old son as the father has never been part of his life. I recently moved from Kentucky (where his father lives) to Minnesota. Yesterday, completely out of the blue his father showed up with local law enfo...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Repeat post, see answers in other post as well.

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  • How do I regain full custody out of state?

    I have always had full custody of my 4 year old son as the father has never been part of his life. I recently moved from Kentucky (where his father lives) to Minnesota. Yesterday, completely out of the blue his father showed up with local law enfo...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Repeat question, see answers in other post.

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  • How do I regain custody of my child if an out of state judge grants full custody?

    I have always had full custody of my 4 year old son as the father has never been part of his life. I recently moved from Kentucky (where his father lives) to Minnesota. Yesterday, completely out of the blue his father showed up with local law enfo...

    Matthew’s Answer

    I suggest immediately getting an attorney in Kentucky to review your situation. Kentucky may be the appropriate state to decide custody at this point.

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  • Is it appropriate to record my daughter and bring the tape to her therapist? To Court?

    Officially divorced, joint legal and physical custody (I have 60% of parenting time). Ex-husbands attempts to alienate my kids from me. I want to seek sole authority to have my daughter see a therapist so I could file for custody modification. Can...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Judges have different opinions on if, and how, testimony from children can be introduced in a hearing. Often a third party, like a Guardian Ad Litem if appointed, can interview a child and submit their findings to the court. You may try contacting the Judge's clerk and to see if the Judge allows children's participation and if so, by what means.

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  • Can't afford lawyer and advised not to let him speak to cps without one. What can I do

    My daughter accused my son of molestation that happened over 6 years ago. Theropist reported to cps. They want to interview both children. At the time the aledged abuse occured they were 5/8 now are 11/14. She claims it happened twice in two days ...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Assuming the abuse allegation is not true, the best thing he can do is be open, honest, and cooperative with the CPS workers. Refusing to speak with them will not look favorably on him.

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  • My husband and I will both take a double last name. Is there any legal difference to using a hyphen or no hyphen in our name?

    While all medical/legal documents will have the double last name I am a psychologist and would like to use my maiden name professionally. Is there a way to accept personal checks in my maiden name and use a double last name personally? We live...

    Matthew’s Answer

    There is no legal difference between using a hyphen or not. Whether a bank would be ok with checks written to you in your maiden name would probably be up to the bank. I suggest asking your bank about their policies with this.

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  • How do I get an unethical bad psychologist off the order for my sons therapy on a domestic abuse family law case

    Actually for a friend. Her divorce just went through Anoka County. Her son had been through horrific abuse by the father and has beenin therapy with a therapist who is not really helping him, its been frustrating working with her, she has a lot...

    Matthew’s Answer

    As counsel stated, if a particular psychologist has been ordered, you will need to either motion the court to make a new order or agree on a different therapist.

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  • Should I take my son's dad back to court as neither one of us pays child support?

    I know my sons' dad makes more money than I do. We share joint/legal custody with 50/50 parenting time. His wife carries the insurance for my son. My son is coming to my house every day after school so I feel the parenting time isn't equal anym...

    Matthew’s Answer

    His spouse's income does not count towards his. You may be able to argue that parenting time isn't 50/50 and the court order, along with child support, should reflect this.

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  • How do I know if my ex husband has retired? I am entitle to have his retirement.

    He lives and works in Omaha Nebraska and I live in Minnesota and have no contact with him.

    Matthew’s Answer

    As counsel stated, you may contact plan administration. However, if you're amicable, you could ask your ex-husband first as well.

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