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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! This free program helps you create the forms to ask the court for a Fee Waiver. These forms are also called an In Forma Pauperis, or IFP. The program works by asking you…
Source: Education for Justice

Helpful Websites

Court Forms for Child Custody or Parenting Time
Author: Minnesota Courts

Minnesota Courts forms for requesting or changing child custody or parenting time, and for responding to a motion for custody or parenting time. Review the site and form instructions to find the right form for your case. 

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.

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