“Paternity” is defined as the “legal” father of a child. As the legal father, he is obliged to financially support that child until the child reaches adulthood at the age of eighteen. In some cases, the father may have to request a court appearance to schedule parenting time and custody of the child.
In the state of Minnesota, when the child is born and the father is present during the birth, it is at that time, both parents will have signed a Recognition of Parentage. Recognition of Parentage establishes paternity for the purposes of child support. Unless ordered by the Court, the father has no legal binding rights to that child. When a parenting plan is reached between the two parents, it is then in the hands of the Court until the agreement is apart of the Court order. Read Full Post
If you and your partner have decided to move forward with a divorce, you may wonder what your options are for settling important (and difficult) issues such as division of assets, property and debt, child and spousal support payments and the development of a fair and reasonable child custody arrangement. Most couples explore the two most common options for settling a divorce and decide which best meets their needs. The court system is the traditional mechanism for settling divorce and is particularly useful if conflict is high and compromise is unlikely. Mediation is an alternative and highly effective method that can work for couples who are able to solve some problems on their own and do not want to spend significant time and resources on a court battle. The law firm of Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn offers couples in the Coon Rapids, Ham Lake, Anoka and Andover, MN both options for settling a divorce. Read Full Post
One of the most frequently asked questions about the divorce mediation process is whether you are allowed (or encouraged) to have an attorney during the process. The short answer is that you are absolutely permitted to have a lawyer present during the process if that is your preference. Your attorney can be a resource and provide legal information about the paperwork that will be needed to file with the courts and help you think through the solutions that are arrived at during the mediation process. Lisa Kallemeyn of Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn can represent you during the mediation process and serve as a legal resource for you during this process. She is a divorce attorney with more than 20 years of experience serving the Coon Rapids, Blaine, Ham Lake, Andover, Anoka and Champlin, MN area. Read Full Post
The law firm of Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn, PLLC, is committed to helping you make it through your divorce as easily as possible, and with the greatest possible chance of healing quickly and moving on with your life. But Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn, a family law attorney, also understands that divorce can be extremely difficult, time-consuming, stressful, and painful. Healing and moving on with your lives may take time and great effort, but with the assistance of a qualified attorney, the light at the end of the tunnel may soon become visible…. Read Full Post
Divorce is complicated, and divorce law can make the dissolution of marriage even more so. If you are going through a divorce in Minnesota, and especially if there are children involved, it will be imperative for you to find a good and reliable advocate to ensure that your interests are properly attended to. Read Full Post