Minnesota Questions & Answers by Practice Area


Minnesota Questions & Answers

Q: Im half native american am i elligable for money

1 Answer | Asked in Native American Law, Construction Law and Nursing Home Abuse for Minnesota on
Answered on Mar 25, 2017

You need to look into what you need to do to become a member of your tribe. Every tribe is a separate sovereign, and each tribe has a variety of different benefits.
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Q: Will they take back my parents visa?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Mar 25, 2017

A visa does not grant a person permission to enter the USA. A visa grants a person permission to request admission at the border. admission can be denied if there is a question of immigrant intent rather than no immigrant intent.
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Q: A friend's asylum application was denied because he was deemed ineligible during his background checks. What can he do?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Mar 25, 2017

It is necessary to review his entire immigration history in order to answer your question.
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Q: I'm 17 pulled over going 109 in a 55 what do I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Answered on Mar 20, 2017

You hire an attorney and hope for a reasonable plea agreement.
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Q: my husband took all my jewelry he bought me and is selling it ,we are in the process of a divorce can he do this

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Minnesota on
Answered on Mar 20, 2017

Firstly, he has no right to take that jewelry. Secondly, anything he will likely be held accountable for the dissipation of marital assets (as long as you argue the same). Results cannot be guaranteed, you should contact an attorney to discuss your case.
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Q: I left my ex four years ago & have no contact with him. How can I reclaim a legally single staus to move on?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Minnesota on
Answered on Mar 20, 2017

You will need to get divorced. You can still do so if you are unable to locate your spouse.
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Q: Can a 15 year old have sexual relations with an 18 year old and if not can the charges of sexual assault be dropped?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Mar 15, 2017

An interesting theory, but turning 16 does not take away the fact that you had sexual relations when you were 15, which is what the charge is based on. Of course, nothing prevents you from talking to the prosecutor or victim-witness coordinator about the case.
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Q: Received a citation for open container and unsafe equipped both misdemeanors should I pay fine or plead not guilty

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Answered on Mar 15, 2017

This type of advice can be given only after a detailed consultation and typically only after an attorney-client relationship has been created. If you do pay the fine you are admitting your guilt and you will be convicted.
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Q: Is it possible to get a license that has been cancelled IPS back without doing ignition interlock?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Minnesota on
Answered on Mar 15, 2017

You generally need to go through the rehabilitation process, which includes ignition interlock.
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Q: took land lord to court 4 rent escrow. I have no lawyer and can't get help in our system. Lawyer threatened me.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Minnesota on
Answered on Mar 15, 2017

If you cannot afford a lawyer, contact a legal services or other legal aid agency to see if they will provide you with assistance.
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Q: My nephews mother won't let me see my nephew all of a sudden. Can I ask the courts to give me visutation

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Mar 15, 2017

You can technically ask the courts for anything, but in this particular case your petition would surely be denied as the Minnesota Court of Appeals has held that aunts do not have a right to visitation. The one exception? If you played the role of parent in your niece's life (which does not seem to the case here).
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Q: My apartment is in Fergus falls Minnesota the landlord is in north Dakota can they evict from north Dakota

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Minnesota on
Answered on Mar 13, 2017

If your question is whether your landlord, who lives in North Dakota, can evict you from an apartment owned by that landlord that is located in Minnesota, yes.
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Q: I invented trash bag with one way breathable turtleneck that eliminates air pockets.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Minnesota on
Answered on Mar 12, 2017

Win what? You want to patent it? You need to at least get the advice of a patent attorney. You then need to work out a business plan.
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Q: how long do you have to file a domestic report with the police? I am really torn on what to do because I am scared.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Minnesota on
Answered on Mar 9, 2017

Trust me on this - if you are being abused, do it and don't look back. Get away from the abuser at whatever cost. Leave your stuff if behind if you have to, just get yourself out of there. Things will not get better by staying in the situation you are in. Lean on a family member or friend. If you need help or cannot muster the courage to leave your situation, cal Women's Advocates at l 651-227-8284 and ask for help. Make the call, report the behavior, put your life in the right direction.
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Q: 36 hour hold with no charges? What does "released pending complaint" mean?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Mar 8, 2017

Usually, this means your son will receive a summons/complaint in the mail. The timing can vary, it can be relatively short or months before your son receives the summons/complaint. Your son was correct in stating they could hold him for 36 hours prior to release. I highly suggest that your son retain an attorney when he is served with the summons and complaint. Your son should not speak with police or the prosecutor without an attorney present.
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Q: What are my options for dealing with a home and mortgage in divorce?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Real Estate Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Mar 7, 2017

You have many options. However, I am unsure who the "they" you are referring to is in this particular scenario.
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Q: a police department used my info and mugshot on facebook without my permission. I want to take legal action. Advice?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Mar 7, 2017

Did you have a warrant for your arrest? Were you arrested? Were you charged with a crime? If so, then you may be out of luck. However, if they simply used your image and humiliated you for no good reason, then you may have a case.
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Q: Is a store in MN required to provide a bathroom for the public? We have one for employees and store is 9K square feet

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Mar 7, 2017

Please refer to this link: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=325e.60
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Q: How do I qualify for legal help?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Mar 7, 2017

You pay for an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, you seek help from your local legal services organization. However, the local legal services organization is not under any obligation to represent you.
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Q: In the state of Minnesota, can my divorce attorney also serve papers to my spouse, or is this a conflict of interest?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Minnesota on
Answered on Mar 7, 2017

I sense that your question likely does not provide all of the facts of the scenario. Are you stating that your divorce attorney is attempting to represent both parties or that your divorce attorney served your spouse with a summons and complaint? If the latter, is your "spouse" a person to whom you are currently married and divorcing?
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