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covid 19 and custody

The COVID-19 vaccine has been a hot topic since its first doses were rolled out last winter. Now, businesses are laxing their mask mandates for those who are vaccinated. Minnesota and Wisconsin have both said that those who are fully vaccinated no longer have to wear masks in public. The Center for Disease Control says…
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custody disagreement

Remember a few months ago when we wrote out some guidelines for honoring your custody agreement during the worst of times, and then again when we discussed revisiting your agreement for summer break? These very issues became the topic of a Minnesota Court of Appeals decision in February. What makes these facts more enticing? The…
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Does Marriage Affect Child Support?

If you pay or receive child support, you know that a judge takes many factors into account when determining child support payments. One major factor is your own income and expenses. So, what happens if you eventually remarry? Does your new spouse’s income become a factor in your child support payments?   Don’t Worry About…
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A few months ago I was able to take advantage of a very rare opportunity: a two week vacation with my wife and daughter to travel by RV from Duluth to Los Angeles, California, and back. We saw a lot of amazing things that our country has to offer. There were plenty of times along…
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One of the most harrowing aspects of my job is trying to figure out the role of kids in custody, visitation and child protection proceedings when it comes to evidence and testimony. I have worked with or appeared in front of over twenty district court judges, magistrates or referees in Minnesota and Wisconsin since I…
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