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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Minnesota on
Q: Do I still have to pay child support after my daughter turns 18 if she is still in high school?

The dissolution papers did not state a date. This marriage was dissolved in St Paul Mn.

Kristen Bullock
Kristen Bullock answered on Jun 19, 2016

Yes, for purposes of child support a child is defined as follows:

"Child" means an individual under 18 years of age, an individual under age 20 who is still attending secondary school, or an individual who, by reason of physical or mental condition, is incapable of self-support.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on
Q: Do I have to follow Guardian ad Litem's recommended parenting time schedule before an order is made?

A hearing will be requested, but is not set yet. GAL was appointed to make temporary and permanent recommendations, but no date was specified for parenting time to begin.

Kristen Bullock
Kristen Bullock answered on Oct 17, 2015

You are not legally obligated to follow a Guardian ad Litem's recommendations regarding parenting time. However, depending on the situation it may be advisable. I would need more information before adequately answering your question and providing advice.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on
Q: If a mother leaves her kids can she take them back without the fathers permission?

My cousin and his wife (soon to be divorced) are having problems. She walked out on him and her kids to live with her boyfriend months ago. And now is threatining to take the girls away. Is it illegal for her to do so? What should he do?

Kristen Bullock
Kristen Bullock answered on Oct 17, 2015

I would need more information to adequately answer your question. For starters, it depends on whether there is a court order granting your cousin parenting time. Please have your cousin contact me if he is interested in setting up a consultation at #651.270.6484.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: Can cops send an underage ticket to your parents if you are over 18 years old and do not live with them anymore?
Kristen Bullock
Kristen Bullock answered on Oct 17, 2015

The citation should be sent to the address listed on your driver's license or state issued identification card. There is no law that prevents the Court from mailing a citation/court date to your parents' address.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Minnesota on
Q: An inc. business owes me $8,000.00 in earned back wages. How do I find out if it has filed bankruptcy? Have court date.
Kristen Bullock
Kristen Bullock answered on Sep 18, 2014

Since you are a creditor, you should receive written notice that the business is filing bankruptcy.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Minnesota on
Q: If a person files bankruptcy on a loan that has a co-signer, is the co-signer held responsible for payment of the loan?
Kristen Bullock
Kristen Bullock answered on Sep 18, 2014

Yes, the creditor can hold the co-signer responsible for the debt.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections for Minnesota on
Q: Someone owe's me close to 1700 and wont pay.

Someone owe's me close to 1700 and wont pay. I never put anything in writing but has message the person a number of times which he is stating that he owes now he wont return any messages. I have screen shots of all messages.. What can i do and by him being on probation will that help me??

Kristen Bullock
Kristen Bullock answered on Sep 18, 2014

You should file a claim in Conciliation Court. Unless the debt owed is for court-ordered restitution, the fact that he is on probation won't matter.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on
Q: Can 2 parents agree to NO child Support ?
Kristen Bullock
Kristen Bullock answered on Sep 2, 2014

Yes, parents can agree that no child support will be exchanged between the parties. However, keep in mind, the judge has the ultimate decision whether an agreement will be accepted. Also, if one parent is receiving certain forms of public assistance the county may have to agree as well.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Minnesota on
Q: If a person receives a DUI and plans to plead guilty, should they have an attorney?
Kristen Bullock
Kristen Bullock answered on Sep 2, 2014

My answer is - YES. You need an attorney to review your case and determine if there are reasons that the charges should be dismissed or reduced. I offer a free consultation, please feel free to contact me at 651.270.6484.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on
Q: If the father wants nothing to do with the child after it is born does he still need to pay child support?
Kristen Bullock
Kristen Bullock answered on Sep 2, 2014

Yes, parents are obligated to pay support for their minor children. It does not matter if father is not interested in maintaining a relationship with the child.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: Non physical control dui arrest in minnesota,LEGAL ?

Someone took keys from me before police arrived

Kristen Bullock
Kristen Bullock answered on Sep 2, 2014

I would be interested in reading the police report and discussing your case. You may have a potential argument for dismissing the case. I would not hesitate in contacting an attorney to preserve your rights. Please feel free to contact me at 651.270.6484.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on
Q: I am married but been seperated for a year. Am I able to take our children and move out of state?

Their father is abusive and rarely sees them. There is no court order deciding custody or visitation. I need to move out of this house but am having on luck finding anything here. I am considering moving out of state so my children don't end up homeless.

Kristen Bullock
Kristen Bullock answered on Sep 2, 2014

This question is complex and more facts would be needed to properly answer your question. Please feel free to contact me at 651.270.6484 to discuss your issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Minnesota on
Q: My bf was taken to custody for domestic violence , I didnt file charges but the county did what will happen to him
Kristen Bullock
Kristen Bullock answered on Sep 2, 2014

This will depend on the facts of the case and what his criminal history is. Please have your boyfriend call me right away to discuss his case 651.270.6484.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on
Q: I have an existing court order granting me full physical custody, we went to court after and got a parenting time ..

expeditor. The judge never made us find one. The father has not seen my kids in a year. Can i leave state without his consent with my kids? I know he can't pay to get an expeditor so he can't take me back to court again, can he?

Kristen Bullock
Kristen Bullock answered on Sep 2, 2014

Because Father has parenting time, you would need either Father's consent or court permission to leave the state. This advice is general and if you want advice specific to your case you can contact me at 651-270-6484.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: I have been charged with a Identity theft crime which i am not the person on the video surveillance. whats my next step

Do I need an expert? What are the surveillance laws that are admissible in the state of Minnesota? And who are legal experts in this area?

Kristen Bullock
Kristen Bullock answered on Sep 2, 2014

This is a complex question and would depend on the facts of this case. If you are not already represented, please feel free to contact me to set up a free consultation 651.270.6484.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on
Q: What happens with child support when my daughter turns 18 and I still have my son half the time?
Kristen Bullock
Kristen Bullock answered on Sep 2, 2014

It depends on how the child support order was written. However, in general, there is no automatic reduction when one of the children become emancipated (turn 18 or graduate from high school). The obligor is still responsible until they file in court asking or a reduction. Again, that would depend... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on
Q: Can you take a child out of state without permission from the other parent?

My brother shares custody of his son had him for 5months. The mother moved out of state without permission. He don't want his son that far away. She moved a lot.. plz help

Kristen Bullock
Kristen Bullock answered on Sep 2, 2014

Since your brother shares custody, Mother should not have moved out of the state with the minor child without his agreement or court permission. Your brother should contact an attorney right away before Minnesota loses jurisdiction and the other state gets jurisdiction. I handle these matters,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Defense for Minnesota on
Q: Do i have to pay half of my daughter's health insurance if she is over 18 and not enrolled in college?

She had graduated from high school, and not enrolled in a post secondary school at this time.

Kristen Bullock
Kristen Bullock answered on Jul 10, 2014

Parents are not obligated to support their children (not including adult, disabled children) after they turn 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on
Q: The father of my daughter was in jail from 2004-2009 for sexual crime can he get custody of her? He's not seen her in 8

He lives in minn and i live in illinois... Hes trying to say he can go to court and get custody... He hasn't seen her in 8 yrs... He says he has rights.. I have never gotten a dime for support and she doesn't even know him...

Kristen Bullock
Kristen Bullock answered on Jul 10, 2014

More information would be needed to fully answer this question. However, I would not get overly concerned about father's threats unless you get served with court papers as it seems like he has some issues that would make it difficult for him to get custody. Please feel free to contact me if you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on
Q: we live in MN. separated for 5 years (not legally). do i have to pay child support?

4 years of seperation wife got payed 4000$ a mo and i got 2000$ a mo. last year i started new job and get paid 4000$ a mo and my wife get today about 5000$ a mo. my wife gets all kind of benefits from her work and i don't have any and never did.

Kristen Bullock
Kristen Bullock answered on Jul 10, 2014

Child support is not only based on the parents' income but also the parenting time. So more information would be needed to answer this question. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at 651.270.6484.

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