Marriage continues to be one of the most important personal and legal relationships people pursue. Couples eagerly recite nuptial vows at weddings, promising each other eternal love and support. However, reality has proven time and again that not all marriages are meant to last. Although the United States is experiencing a steady decline in divorce rates, hundreds of thousands of couples still decide to throw in the towel every year.
You can attempt many types of legal filings without a lawyer, including filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, but doing so can be difficult and could potentially expose you to the consequences of avoidable mistakes.
Although a rather rare occurrence, a civil lawsuit can potentially prompt a criminal investigation and subsequently a criminal case if evidence showing criminal action is uncovered during the civil case proceedings. It’s more common for a criminal act to also be the subject of a civil case in which the victim of the crime is seeking redress for damages caused during the alleged criminal act.
If you and your ex have shared custody of your children, you’ll need to involve them in any major decisions involving your children. If the courts have decided your ex has shared legal custody, it may be legally difficult to move away without their consent. You’ll first have to get the green light from the other parent or prove to a judge that moving away is in the best interest of the child.
For the most part, police are free to approach minors the same way they approach adults. Police can question children if they suspect the child has committed a crime. The police can also search a child, their car, room or school locker.
Consumer protection agencies are governmental, state and non-governmental organizations that aid consumers who have fallen victim to financial scams, discrimination or unsafe products. They investigate consumer complaints, sue businesses that break the law and educate consumers and businesses on their rights and responsibilities. Moreover, governmental agencies have the power to develop rules that protect consumers from fraud.
Every year, thousands of people make the decision to leave their home countries in search of a better future. While some choose to leave their perfectly safe lives in search for new adventures and opportunities, others flee in search of safety and security.
Refugees and asylum seekers are the latter type of immigrants. They’re forced to flee their native countries to escape persecution or violence, seek protection from dangers and find a better life in the United States or another country.
If you’re a victim of harassment or domestic violence, you have the right to seek legal protection from the perpetrator.
In Minnesota, there are two types of orders that can protect a victim from their abuser: a harassment restraining order (HRO) and an order for protection (OFP). While these orders may seem similar on the surface, they have significant differences in procedure and execution.
What is guardianship in Minnesota?
Parentless minors or adults who don’t have the capacity to care for their own personal needs may require legal guardians to make decisions or provide assistance with:
- Nutritional needs
- Clothing and shelter
- Physical safety
- Medical care
- Education (especially in the case of children)
The general eviction moratorium for renters in Minnesota has ended. Landlords were allowed to begin terminating leases for material violations of lease agreements on August 13, 2021. They could begin eviction actions starting September 12, 2021. However, tenants who qualify for COVID-19 emergency rental assistance (ERA) continue to be eligible for eviction protection.