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Custody and Parenting Time

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This guide has basic information about paternity, custody, child support, and parenting time for unmarried fathers in Minnesota.  Every state has different laws on family law. This guide is for Minnesota only.
Source: Central Minnesota Legal Services
Laws can be different from state to state. This booklet covers Minnesota law. This booklet will help you understand your rights and responsibilities as a parent. Your child deserves the best you can offer, including the love, attention,…
Source: Education for Justice

Do-It-Yourself Forms

Welcome! This free program helps you create a Delegation of Parental Authority. The program works by asking you questions. It uses your answers to fill out your forms. You can…
Source: Education for Justice
Welcome! The Minnesota Courts have forms for requesting or changing child custody or parenting time, and for responding to a motion for custody or parenting time.
Source: Minnesota Courts

Helpful Websites

Information on Remote Court Hearings
Author: Minnesota Courts

The Minnesota Judicial Branch is conducting some court hearings remotely using Zoom, WebEx, and/or VMR. This site includes information for attorneys, parties, and others who are required to appear at remote hearings.

Child-Focused Parenting Time Guide
Author: Minnesota Courts

This Guide is an educational tool to help parents and professionals understand concepts that are important for the wellbeing of children. The Guide is intended to encourage cooperation, not conflict, between parents. Users of this Guide are encouraged to read all sections as each section provides useful information that should be considered in developing a Child-Focused Parenting Time Schedule.

Q & A

Source: Senior Legal Line - Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota
Source: Senior Legal Line - Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota