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Sara Marie Grant Rojas

Sara Rojas’s Answers

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  • How does the MN family court system look at a mother denying custody time with the father because the child has a mild fever?

    Today was supposed to be a day that me and my daughter spend together. She was running a slight temperature, 100.3. I informed her mother that I was more than capable of caring for our daughter, and she could still come with me, or we could set up...

    Sara’s Answer

    I personally have had many judges come down very harshly on parents for presuming that one parent or the other is not capable of caring for a child that has a typical childhood illness. I have even had a case where I represented the parent doing the sick child care and both parents were in favor of this. Still the judge ordered that both parents maintain the court - ordered schedule, whether or not the child was ill, stating that "both parents are capable of caring for a sick child." My advice is that you contact an attorney immediately. There are things you can and should be doing to build your case should this ever reach the courtroom.

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  • Does an amended birth certificate have most of the same information on it as an original.

    Is the only difference between an original birth certificate and an amended that the original has birth parents, and the amended obviously has different parents? Or does the amended one not give details like an original like: number of children bo...

    Sara’s Answer

    You should speak with an attorney about what your goal is. Most offer free consultations. If you are attempting to amend a birth certificate and your goal is that it would not be easily identified as such, you may be able to request that a "new" birth certificate be issued, which is different than an amended birth certificate. However, it is unclear from your post what exactly you are trying to do.

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  • (Minnesota - Anoka County) Summons to Establish Custody and Parenting Time

    My daughter was served with a Summons to Establish Custody and Parenting Time back in September by her daugher's father (they were not married). She in turn completed and Answer to the Summons. It was served by mail to the Petitioner (father) an...

    Sara’s Answer

    Generally a court date will be scheduled. Depending on how long ago the petition and answer were filed, it may or may not be unusual that you haven't heard anything. I highly suggest that you schedule a free consultation with an attorney so that they can review your daughter's case and make sure you haven't missed anything that was sent to you. This is time sensitive, so I urge your daughter to contact an attorney as soon as possible to protect her rights.

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  • Moving out at 16

    OK so im 15 and ill be 16 in 9 months and i was wondering if i can move out when i turn 16 without being declared as a runaway or emancipated? I just don't wanna live with my parents for several reasons and I'm pretty sure i can manage on my own. ...

    Sara’s Answer

    If your parents choose to report you as a runaway, you will be treated as such. A lease for renting an apartment is a legal contract that cannot be enforced against someone under 18. For this reason, you will almost certainly need the assistance of an adult to obtain an apartment.

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  • How to prove i was replaced in court during child custody i was about 7 years old

    i hear that i testified but i did'nt about 44 years ago

    Sara’s Answer

    If you are trying to view a court record contact the county in which the case was filed. If you are having difficulty accessing those records, you may need to consult with an attorney.

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  • Ccan my childs father be around his daughter

    Im 15 have a child by a 41 yr old

    Sara’s Answer

    This is a very complex situation. It will also depend somewhat on your wishes. You should schedule a free consultation with an attorney and discuss your goals.

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  • My ex is not married yet and is pressuring me to do open adoption with our 2 children is this harassment??

    My ex and his fiancee keep texting and calling me to do open adoption with my 2 children, can I use the text messages and phone conversations in court??

    Sara’s Answer

    I am a bit unclear about the circumstances of your situation, based upon your post. If you have a pending court proceeding, you should consult with an attorney immediately. I'm not sure harassment is the right term, but this sort of conduct does have legal implications. Most attorneys offer free consultationconsultations.

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  • What does reserved child support mean??

    I am a non-custodial parent receiving ONLY SSI. Since I will never be able to work again does it matter if the child support is reserved or if it says not asking for child support??

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    "Reserved" is a very good thing. It means that no support is ordered. If you continue to receive SSI it is highly unlikely that you will have further issues with child support unless there is some kind of major change in circumstances. If you are served with paperwork in the future, however it would be extremely important to consult with an attorney right away.

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  • Can I move my boys to another town within MN?

    Their father and I currently do not have a custody agreement through the courts. He signed an ROP when they were born and we were never married. I recently got a new job and we are needing to relocate. Are we able to do this if it is still with...

    Sara’s Answer

    Without a court order of some kind, you are free to relocate. If the father has been involved in the child's life and/or is likely to take you to court because of the proposed move, I highly suggest you consult with an attorney. Remember the judge in a custody case, cannot dictate where you live but can dictate the child's primary residence and many other details relating to the child. Your child's father could make this very difficult for you, and once he starts an action in court, could prevent you from relocating the child. Get some advice and representation.

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  • Should I take my son's dad back to court to try and get child support?

    My son's dad and I were never married. We have a court agreement stating no child support for either of us as we both have joint physical/legal custody of our son. He pays his insurance now, however my son is at my house every day after school. ...

    Sara’s Answer

    No. Under the facts you gave, I think it could go either way. If he is paying 100% of the insurance costs currently, depending on what the difference in income is, etc., you could end up paying. I strongly advise you to schedule a free consultation (by phone or in person) so that an attorney can discuss all of the relevant details with you and explain the probable outcome in court.

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