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Third-Party Custody and Grandparent Visitation

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Other Resources

Do-It-Yourself Forms

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
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

Legal Steps: Kinship Caregivers Manual
Author: State Support

Overview of laws and steps for third-party custody in Minnesota.

Kinship Caregivers and the Child Welfare System
Author: Child Welfare Information Gateway
Information to help kinship caregivers—including grandparents,aunts and uncles, other relatives, and family friends caring for children—work effectively with
the child welfare system

Q & A

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