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  • Can child protection step in if there is no evidence or charges. Also no orders of harassment or order for protection

    Ex wife called child protection and put temporary ofp in place. Ofp has been denied and child protection spoke to me afterwards and stated they wanted to make a safe plan. They want me to have supervised visits with my brother and did not get in t...

    Maury’s Answer

    Child Protection can become involved even if an Order for Protection is denied. If you decline to enter into the Safety Plan, Child Protection must then make a decision where there is sufficient evidence to commence, in court, a child protection case. Whether that is likely can only be determined after a review of the issues and circumstances in your case. You should consult with an attorney.

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  • What happens now that the father of our 11 month old was awarded temp custody based on an OFP against me?

    The father of our 11 month old had on ofp issued based off of his claims that i hit our child and abused him back in march. I never hit our daughter but he had produced a picture of a hand print. The incident in march was actually the first time h...

    Maury’s Answer

    You must retain experienced counsel and defend against the allegations in the Order for Protection (OFP). Evidentiary hearings in OFP cases occur very rapidly and, as a result, you must prepare your case quickly. In many counties where the case involves a child, the court may appoint a Guardian Ad Litem to review te matetr and make recommendations.

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  • After 8 months, my divorce is still stalled with no progress. Can I contact the Referee directly?

    My souse and I have spent approximately $17,000 on legal fees already over the past 8 months. No progress has been made on our divorce. Lots of motions, affidavits, and faxes back and forth between attorneys, and the Referee appointed a gaurdian a...

    Maury’s Answer

    No you cannot contact the Referee directly. First, if you have a lawyer, only your lawyer can speak to opposing counsel or the court. Second, a communication to the court that does not involve the party is an improper ex parte communication. There are rules of procedure in place to bring issues before the court. Those rules must be followed.

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  • What can I do?

    My gf is 15 I am 19. We got caught having sex in my car. Yes it was stupid. But now I'm being charged with criminal sexual conduct 3rd degree. And have a domestic abuse do not contact order against me. I truly love her and know we're gonna grow ol...

    Maury’s Answer

    First, stop violating court orders.

    Second, hire an experience lawyer. It is a very serious offense which carries with it prison time and a requirement to report as a criminal sexual offender.

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  • Deny vacation time with non custodial parent?

    I have sole physical and legal custody of our daughter. There is an OFP and DANCO in place against my ex protecting me. Father has 15% time with the minor child. He had requested vacation days during the week, however, he does not have overnigh...

    Maury’s Answer

    The first place to look is your court order regarding custody and parenting time. What does it say?

    Second, you may certainly ask for verification of vacation n days if he is seeking to deviate from the court ordered schedule.

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  • What does this mean ?CRIM AGNST ADMN JUST-FE

    My son got booked today

    Maury’s Answer

    First, it is a felony offense which means it is very serious.

    Second, the category of offense is a crime against the administration of justice, There are mant crimes that fall under that category and include the following:

    CRIMES AGAINST THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

    609.48 PERJURY.
    609.485 ESCAPE FROM CUSTODY.
    609.486 COMMISSION OF CRIME WHILE WEARING OR POSSESSING BULLET-RESISTANT VEST.
    609.487 FLEEING PEACE OFFICER; MOTOR VEHICLE; OTHER.
    609.49 RELEASE, FAILURE TO APPEAR.
    609.491 FAILURE TO APPEAR; PETTY MISDEMEANOR.
    609.493 SOLICITATION OF MENTALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS.
    609.494 SOLICITATION OF JUVENILES.
    609.495 AIDING AN OFFENDER.
    609.496 CONCEALING CRIMINAL PROCEEDS.
    609.497 ENGAGING IN BUSINESS OF CONCEALING CRIMINAL PROCEEDS.
    609.4971 WARNING SUBJECT OF INVESTIGATION.
    609.4975 WARNING SUBJECT OF SURVEILLANCE OR SEARCH.
    609.498 TAMPERING WITH WITNESS.
    609.50 OBSTRUCTING LEGAL PROCESS, ARREST, OR FIREFIGHTING.
    609.501 FUNERAL OR BURIAL SERVICE; PROHIBITED ACTS.
    609.502 INTERFERENCE WITH DEAD BODY; REPORTING.
    609.504 DISARMING PEACE OFFICER.
    609.505 FALSELY REPORTING CRIME.
    609.5051 CRIMINAL ALERT NETWORK; FALSE OR MISLEADING INFORMATION PROHIBITED.
    609.506 PROHIBITING GIVING PEACE OFFICER FALSE NAME.
    609.507 FALSELY REPORTING CHILD ABUSE.
    609.508 FALSE INFORMATION TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTION.
    609.51 SIMULATING LEGAL PROCESS.
    609.515 MISCONDUCT OF JUDICIAL OR HEARING OFFICER.

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  • How do we establish 50/50 physical & legal custody between our son & his girlfriend for their 2yr old son?

    My son (Cj) & girlfriend (Colleen) have been living together since 13 mos before their son was born. They did the ROP at the hospital when the baby was born. She will be moving back in to her parents' when they make the space ready. We'd like t...

    Maury’s Answer

    You still need to file an action in court. An agreement with a qualified neutral (mediator) is not enforceable unless also signed as an order by a Judge. As a result, an action must e commenced and when an agreement is reached, it can be redrafted into a Stipulation and Order that is also signed by the Judge, You should retain an experienced attorney.

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  • Can legally take my daughter and move to a different city into my parents house, we haven't gone to court or anything for custod

    Long story short getting away from my boyfriend

    Maury’s Answer

    Maybe. Were you married o the father when the child was born? Has any custody or parenting time order entered? If not, you, as the biological mother are the presumed custodial parent and you may move where you wish with the child. That, however, does not preclude the father from commencing an action and seeking to have the child returned to his care, if the child previously lived in that home. Ultimately, a court will make determinations based on what it believes to be in the best interests of the child.

    You should consult with an experienced lawyer.

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  • What can i do to press charges on someone and how will it effect me?

    Im 21 years old on a no drink in the state of minnesota. Lastnight i was in a bar and got sucker punched. Can i press charges on the person without getting in trouble with my no drink for being in a bar.

    Maury’s Answer

    First- if you have a condition of no alcohol consumption from a prior case - that means no alcohol anywhere, in the state of Minnesota or otherwise. If there is evidence to consumed alcohol, there's could be a problem.

    Second - only a prosecutor can press charges. For that to occur, you must call police and make a police report. If you did not do that when the incident occurred, you may still do it, but the evidence may be weakened.

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  • Can my ex move our children into an RV full-time in MN?

    I recently filed for divorce in Minnesota and am seeking primary custody of our three children. My ex has decided that although she can afford rent, she wants to leave her home and move herself and our three young children into a small RV full tim...

    Maury’s Answer

    There is nothing illegal about it. In the end, it is an issue that will be addressed as part of the custody case which is based on a standard of what a court believes to be in the best interests of the children.

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