Jan
29

Sometimes It’s Necessary to Change Your MN Child Custody Agreement

Child custody arrangements in Minnesota can be difficult to navigate, but only because they are complex matters with a lot of requirements through the courts.

Even if your child custody arrangement was designed amicably, making changes is a process where you may want to get a lawyer involved.

Learn more below about child custody agreements in Minnesota after a divorce or separation and how you can go about getting yours changed if you need to.

Modifying a Child Custody Agreement

It’s just a fact of life that circumstances change. What worked a few months ago may not work now when it comes to child custody. The courts understand this and that’s why they make it possible to change child custody [...]

Jan
29

Minnesota Senate Still Stands Against Recreational Weed Reform

It seems as if states all around Minnesota are making recreational marijuana legal. However, Minnesota doesn’t seem quite ready to make the leap – though some lawmakers are trying.

Last year, Democratic leaders in the legislature introduced a bill that would legalize marijuana in the state comprehensively. The coronavirus held up that legislation, but Republican lawmakers did not seem eager to embrace the bill and the changes it would bring to the state.

There are many reasons that legalization would help Minnesota, from jobs to tax revenue, but it remains illegal. In fact, if you are caught with marijuana in the state, there are some serious legal consequences you could face.

Here’s what anyone who partakes in this state should [...]

Jan
8

Ready to Change Your Divorce Decree? What to Know in Minnesota

When you first settled your divorce, you may have been perfectly happy with the divorce decree. Life can change, though, and your circumstances right along with it, causing your official divorce decree to become unworkable or impractical for one or both parties.

When a divorce decree becomes obsolete, then you can seek to have it modified. However, this process isn’t always easy.

Here’s what you need to know about changing your divorce decree and how you can make it happen with the help of an attorney.

Why Minnesota Divorce Decrees Are Modified

There are several reasons that someone may want to modify a divorce decree. The most common reasons include:

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Jan
8

The Line Between Romantic Relationships and Statutory Rape in MN

When people think of statutory rape, they often think of young children being lured into unsafe situations by adults. That isn’t always the case.

It doesn’t happen with great frequency, but some high school teachers in Minnesota may be having sex with older students – legally. That’s because once a child turns 18 they are legally an adult and can consent to sexual relationships lawfully.

That may all soon change, however, due to two bills working their way through the state legislature. Each proposes to make it illegal for anyone in a position of authority at a high school to have sex with a student under the age of 21.

If these new laws pass, then those who have sex [...]

Jan
8

How to Ensure Your Family Members Are Safe in a MN Nursing Home

It’s never an easy choice to move someone you love into a nursing home, but when you make that choice you’re putting a lot of trust in the people who run the facility.

The good news is that nursing homes have a legal duty to protect the safety and health of the people who live there. Still, some of these facilities break that responsibility from time to time. When that happens, neglect and even abuse of residents ensues.

If you are worried that a loved one may be suffering from elder abuse, then here is what you should be on the lookout for and what you can do to ensure they’re safe.

The Rights of Nursing Home Patients

Every patient [...]