Talk to the other parent about your concerns. Try to agree on steps you both can take to protect your child. This is a stressful time, but it is important to try to reach an agreement before deciding to go to court.
If you don’t think your child should go to the other parents’ house, but the other parent doesn’t agree, you have to get a court order. If you think it’s dangerous for your child to have parenting time with the other parent, you can file an emergency (ex parte) motion with the court. Read more about this in the Parenting Time (Visitation) and Parenting Plans fact sheet.
If you have a court order, the other parent has to follow what it says. If the other parent won’t follow it, then there are ways to force someone to follow a court order.
It's always best to file an emergency (ex parte) motion with the court.
You can also contact your local police department to enforce the court order BUT remember: having police there during parenting time exchanges can be stressful for children. And sometimes police don’t want to get involved in family issues.
From March through April many cases were suspended or rescheduled. Now more cases are being held by video or other remote technology. A few cases are going ahead as normal and are still held in person. Cases that involve your safety like Orders for Protection and Restraining Orders, are still being held.
The courts keep making changes and doing more cases. If you are not sure about your case, check with your lawyer or contact the court administrator for your county. You can find the contact information for your court here: http://www.mncourts.gov/Find-Courts.aspx
Many in-person clinics have been canceled. Some clinics are happening by phone or video conference. To see if there is a clinic for your legal issue, select “Clinic” as the Service Type when searching here: https://www.lawhelpmn.org/providers-and-clinics.