Questions Answered by Kristen Bullock

Q: Do I still have to pay child support after my daughter turns 18 if she is still in high school?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Minnesota on
Answered on Jun 19, 2016
Kristen Bullock's answer
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.

So you are responsible for child support until the child turns 18 but if your daughter is still in high school you have to continue pay support until she is 20. Please feel free to contact me should you...

Q: Do I have to follow Guardian ad Litem's recommended parenting time schedule before an order is made?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Oct 17, 2015
Kristen Bullock's answer
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.

Q: If a mother leaves her kids can she take them back without the fathers permission?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Oct 17, 2015
Kristen Bullock's answer
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.

Q: Can cops send an underage ticket to your parents if you are over 18 years old and do not live with them anymore?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Answered on Oct 17, 2015
Kristen Bullock's answer
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.

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Minnesota on
Answered on Sep 18, 2014
Kristen Bullock's answer
Since you are a creditor, you should receive written notice that the business is filing bankruptcy.

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?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Minnesota on
Answered on Sep 18, 2014
Kristen Bullock's answer
Yes, the creditor can hold the co-signer responsible for the debt.

Q: Someone owe's me close to 1700 and wont pay.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections for Minnesota on
Answered on Sep 18, 2014
Kristen Bullock's answer
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.

Q: Can 2 parents agree to NO child Support ?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Sep 2, 2014
Kristen Bullock's answer
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.

Q: If a person receives a DUI and plans to plead guilty, should they have an attorney?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Minnesota on
Answered on Sep 2, 2014
Kristen Bullock's answer
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.

Q: If the father wants nothing to do with the child after it is born does he still need to pay child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Sep 2, 2014
Kristen Bullock's answer
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.

Q: Non physical control dui arrest in minnesota,LEGAL ?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Sep 2, 2014
Kristen Bullock's answer
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.

Q: I am married but been seperated for a year. Am I able to take our children and move out of state?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Sep 2, 2014
Kristen Bullock's answer
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.

Q: My bf was taken to custody for domestic violence , I didnt file charges but the county did what will happen to him

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Minnesota on
Answered on Sep 2, 2014
Kristen Bullock's answer
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.

Q: I have an existing court order granting me full physical custody, we went to court after and got a parenting time ..

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Sep 2, 2014
Kristen Bullock's answer
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.

Q: I have been charged with a Identity theft crime which i am not the person on the video surveillance. whats my next step

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Sep 2, 2014
Kristen Bullock's answer
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.

Q: What happens with child support when my daughter turns 18 and I still have my son half the time?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Sep 2, 2014
Kristen Bullock's answer
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 on what the child support order stated. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 651.270.6484 if you have any questions.

Q: Can you take a child out of state without permission from the other parent?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Sep 2, 2014
Kristen Bullock's answer
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, please feel free to contact me at 651.270.6484 to set up a consultation.

Q: Do i have to pay half of my daughter's health insurance if she is over 18 and not enrolled in college?

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Defense for Minnesota on
Answered on Jul 10, 2014
Kristen Bullock's answer
Parents are not obligated to support their children (not including adult, disabled children) after they turn 18.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Jul 10, 2014
Kristen Bullock's answer
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 have questions as I do offer phone consultations - 651.270.6484.

Q: we live in MN. separated for 5 years (not legally). do i have to pay child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Jul 10, 2014
Kristen Bullock's answer
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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