I picked up the Generic Motion approved 6/15/04, at the Self Help in the Family Justice Center on 7th Street. I followed the instructions. I filed and served in person (not personally) the respondent on the 14th day before the hearing. I was informed by the referee's clerk that I did not serve the respondent on time. I asked what was the proper time and was told "something like three weeks."
I am wondering what form to use when filing a motion in Ramsey County Family Court. And what is the correct time for service, both by mail and personal.
You should talk to a family attorney in Minnesota. I'd call the Minnesota State Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service. You may have to pay a retainer once you hire them, but they should talk to you briefly for free if they want your business. Better yet, go online at http://www.mnbar.org/member-directory/find-a-lawyer
Hello. I am a family law attorney of many years' practice. As to your question and issues, I urge you to carefully choose and confer with a qualified att'y at this time - no question in my mind.
There are various sorts of 'motions to the court' including a motion pertaining to a person who knowingly defies an order of the court (with no justification such as emergency dire health issue). Some court motions may pertain to initial legal actions, for instance, a motion made concomitantly (at the very same time) as an underlying petition. There are general rules for service of process and there may be special rules. Also, based on my many years of professional work, there definitely may be times it can be best for my client that we 'go beyond' the written rule as written rules have a 'spirit' about them, meaning, underlying principles for which they have been created and exist.
Whatever sort of work you do, I'm sure you know far, far more than I ever could in many regards, but the matter of family law service of legal process is within my field of special expertise, training and a part of many years' work practice.
It is 'costly' for you, as non family law attorney, to make errors - 'costly' in many, many ways.
I urge you to have attorney help at this time. Know that a small no. of att'ys may assist clients in limited ways with curbing costs in forefront of mind. I myself prefer to work in this manner, to work 'with' my client, collaboratively, for many reasons.
Best to you and your loved ones.
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