Written by: Ben Olson A Recognition of Parentage is a free form, usually provided by hospital staff when a child is born to unmarried parents. The decision whether to sign a Recognition of Parentage is an important one. Here are five things you should know about the effect of signing a Recognition of Parentage: […]
Written by: Ben Olson Question: What rights do unmarried parents have in Minnesota? Answer: The rights of unmarried mothers and fathers are different depending on the specific circumstances of each case. Read the discussion below to learn more. Discussion: In Minnesota, unmarried mothers are automatically given sole legal and sole physical custody of their children. […]
Written by: Ben Olson Question: Does child support automatically stop when my child turns eighteen? Answer: Unfortunately, there is no “one size fits all” answer to this question. In most cases, child support automatically ends when the youngest child in the family has (1) turned eighteen, and (2) graduated from high school. Read the discussion […]
Written by: Ben Olson Question: I am a college student with little or no income. Can I be ordered to pay child support? Answer: The short answer is, “Yes.” But the outcome of your case will depend heavily on your specific situation. Read the discussion below to learn more. Discussion: In Minnesota, Courts assume that […]
Written by: Ben Olson Question: Can child support be based on overtime income? Answer: Minnesota law allows the Court to consider overtime income when calculating child support, but only in limited circumstances. Read the discussion below to learn more. Discussion: In Minnesota, child support is based on both parents’ gross income. Gross income is what […]
Q: One of my adult children is disabled and is receiving public benefits. What would happen if I died and my child inherited from me? I have heard that an inheritance to my child would result in my child being kicked off public benefits. Is there any way to guard against that situation? A: It […]
Q: My adult sister is disabled and on benefits for low-income individuals. I am interested in setting up an account for her to help with expenses, but I am concerned she will be kicked off benefits as a result. I have heard of something called an ABLE Account. What is an ABLE account? How does […]
Dan O’Connell is named the Best Lawyers’ 2018 Minneapolis Family Law Mediation “Lawyer of the Year”.
Susan Lach, Letty Van Ert and Lindsey O’Connell are honored to be included in the 2017 Women in Law edition of Attorney at Law Magazine. Read the featured article here!
Q: I just found out my spouse is having an affair. I also found out that my spouse has used our money to support the affair in the form of gifts, dates, and so on. My spouse says he wants a divorce. What can be done about the money that has been spent on the […]