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. […]
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 […]
Q: I have a special needs child who requires extra care. Is there a way I can get more child support because of his special needs? A: Minnesota law allows for upward deviations of child support in a few circumstances. One factor the Court considers is the extraordinary financial needs and resources, physical and emotional […]
By: Letty Van Ert Q: I have a lot of credit card debt. Will the Court allow me to pay less in child support because of my debt? A: It depends. Minnesota law allows for the Court to lower a child support obligation for a few limited reasons, including debt. However, the law only allows […]
We are pleased to announce that Letty Van Ert has been selected by her peers for inclusion in the 24th Edition of Best Lawyers® for family law. Ms. Van Ert is a lawyer and family law mediator with Tuft, Lach, Jerabek & O’Connell, PLLC. This is her first year named to the Best Lawyers® list.