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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on

Q: how can u check to see if the mom of my child has filed for child support or not? she said she did but havent got papers

she said she filed for child support 3 months ago and I still haven't recived any papers

Kristen Bullock answered on Jul 10, 2014

You should be able to call the courthouse in the county where mom or the child resides to see if anything has been filed. You can find the contact information for all the courts at www.mncourts.gov. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need legal representation... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Minnesota on

Q: If your fiance has a no contact order when its lifted can he live with you again if your the victim of domestic assault?

Kristen Bullock answered on Jul 10, 2014

If the No Contact Order if vacated then your fiancé can live with you as long as there is no other or order prohibiting him from residing at the residence.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Minnesota on

Q: i am being told i have to pay child support on a child that is not mine due to being legally married, is this correct?

In MN, i have been separated from my wife for 4 years, but we have not yet finalized the divorce. She now has a 9 month old child that I am not the father of. However, I recieved notice in the mail that i am expected to pay child support for this child.

Kristen Bullock answered on Jul 10, 2014

Yes, unless you are able to establish that you are not the father. I strongly suggest you contact an attorney to discuss your matter as there are strict time limitation in challenging paternity. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your matter - 651.270.6484.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on

Q: I have sole custody of my daughters, their father does not have any parenting time,visitation etc, What r my rights?

He did sign an R.O.P. when they were born and we have an open child support case, in which I'm not receiving it anyways...

Kristen Bullock answered on Jul 10, 2014

You would have sole legal and physical custody of your child. Legal custody is the right to make decision involving religious, medical, and educational issues. Physical custody means the parent that makes decision regarding the daily care of the minor child.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Minnesota on

Q: I live in minnesota I have my kids every summer can my baby mother still collect suuport

Ima single father I have my kids every summer can she just keep the money and not spin it on my kids

Kristen Bullock answered on Jul 10, 2014

More information would be needed to properly answer your question. For example, it would be important to know whether mother has parenting time at all during the summer. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss your issue #651.270.6484.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Minnesota on

Q: I own farmland & rented it out for 3 yrs., now I want to sell it - is there anyway out of this rental agreement legally.

Kristen Bullock answered on May 1, 2014

It would depend on the terms of the lease. However, you could offer a buy-out if the renter was receptive.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Minnesota on

Q: When getting a divorce, are pensions divided equally or does one person keep all of their monies?

Kristen Bullock answered on May 1, 2014

It depends on the facts of your case - including the length of your marriage, among other factors. I would consult with a family law attorney to more fully discuss your issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Minnesota on

Q: Can a prevous employer teel a prospective employer that they wouldn't hire me back?

Kristen Bullock answered on May 1, 2014

There is nothing unlawful about that unless you had some agreement with your previous employer for them not to say negative things about you or the terms of your employment.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Minnesota on

Q: My landlords accused me of leaving my dogs out in the hallway unattended & barking. Can they fine me for them barking/

I have never let my dogs unattended. And the only reason that this subject was brought up was that I was taking out the dogs to go to the restroom outside and came back in & the dogs saw some neighbors in the hallway. They barked in excitement and then the manager of the building came out... Read more »

Kristen Bullock answered on May 1, 2014

It will depend on what your lease states.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Minnesota on

Q: My girl friend has 4 kids 2 are with the father in Kansas. just moved to m.s will she be garnished if she starts work

She has my 2 boys and about to move to Minnesota with me. when she starts work with me will she be garnished at all? the child support is from Kansas and she hasn't worked in years.

Kristen Bullock answered on May 1, 2014

It depends on what the child support order states whether there is automatic holding of child support. In any event, child support orders, even from a different state, can be enforced in Minnesota. So, her check can certainly be garnish for child support orders from Kansas.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Minnesota on

Q: What can I do legally about my neighbor threatening to shoot my dog

Kristen Bullock answered on May 1, 2014

My first question would be why do you think your neighbor says this? If your dog is causing problems in your neighbors' yard, then I would hesitate to advise legal action but would need more facts to properly advise you. If you are in fear of your neighbor, you may have grounds to file an Order... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Minnesota on

Q: My Daughter has a five year old son. The father has been going to college and pays nothing.

The father and his father coerced my daughter into sigtning a paper that says she will not move her son out of state. She is basically being held prisoner in Minnesota while he goes to college and her entire family is in Phoenix. He has never paid any child support and sees the child very rarely.... Read more »

Kristen Bullock answered on May 1, 2014

It is difficult to give advice without reviewing the custody decree. Generally, the father should be paying something in child support. I really would set up a consultation with a family law attorney to discuss available options.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on

Q: Do I have any rights to property my live in boyfriend inherited during our 4 year live in relationship? We have a baby.

Kristen Bullock answered on May 1, 2014

No, you are not entitled to property that your boyfriend inherited.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on

Q: x- husband assaulted our son and hasn't seen our son since court can i file Abandonment to terminate rights?

there was a no contact order from 2011 till he went to prison 2013- and set to get out in 2016-

Kristen Bullock answered on May 1, 2014

There is not enough information to answer your question and give you good advice. I would set up a consultation with a family law attorney to determine your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on

Q: My husband has a fifth degree criminal sexual conduct charge will this effect mr getting custody of my daughter back

He was charged with this 4 years ago and my mom currently has custody of my daughter. My husband is not my daughters father.

Kristen Bullock answered on Mar 10, 2014

This certainly could affect whether you have custody of your caught. The court will look at who ever is living in your household and would take into consideration that he has been criminally charged. It would heavily depend on the facts of your case and the facts surrounding your husband's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on

Q: How do I get a harassment restraining order dropped that I have against someone in Anoka county?

Kristen Bullock answered on Mar 2, 2014

You can try writing a letter or the judge or else you have to file a motion. Generally, writing a letter to the judge requesting that the harassment restraining order be dropped is sufficient.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on

Q: If non custodial parent doesn't use visitation can it be reduced?

I am the custodial parent of a 13 year old. The non-custodial parent moved away and hasn't seen him in 5 years. When he moved he gave me full custody but kept the right to reasonable (25%) parenting time so he could visit him when he came back to town. He has not used the parenting time for the... Read more »

Kristen Bullock answered on Feb 24, 2014

You will have to go back to court to change child support. Depending on how the decree is written you may not have to have the custody decree amended and may be only required to file a motion for child support. In any event, you have to meet certain requirements before you can seek a modification... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on

Q: Can my parents(legal guardians) give me tempory guardianship of my niece so that she can go to school in MN vs AZ?

Kristen Bullock answered on Feb 24, 2014

The answer to this question depends on many factors including the custodial status of the children with your parents. I believe you should consult with an attorney to discuss this issue.

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Q: MY DAUGHTERS ARE BEING VERBALY AND PHYSICALLY ABUSED BY THEIR MOTHER. CALL POLICE BUT THEY COULDNT HELP. WHAT CAN I DO?

Kristen Bullock answered on Feb 24, 2014

You could try calling Child Protective Services but they generally only get involved in more extreme cases of abuse where the child is in imminent danger of being harmed. Depending on many factors (including the custody status) you may want to contact an attorney to discuss filing a motion in... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Minnesota on

Q: If I'm filing a dissolution of marriage by mail, can I include an In Forma Pauperis (signed and notarized) with petition

Kristen Bullock answered on Feb 23, 2014

Yes, you can and you should include the in forma pauperis (or fee waiver) form with the petition. If you don't the court will reject your filing and demand either the IFP forms or a check to cover the filing fee.

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