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.
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)
Many single or separating parents need a family lawyer to establish or modify child support, child custody or parenting time agreements.
Civil lawsuits usually involve one person or business attempting to hold another person or business liable for some type of harm or wrongdoing through legal action. In most cases one party is seeking monetary compensation from the other, but some civil cases may be brought in efforts to change policies, enforce contracts or win some other kind of resolution.
There are a number of legal protections for renters in Minnesota. These statutes help ensure there are limits on the ability of landlords to deny rentals, evict tenants without warning, unexpectedly increase rents or otherwise treat tenants unfairly.
There are a few basic terms renters should know in order to fully understand their rights.
Petty misdemeanors are usually considered less serious than misdemeanors and carry less severe punishments and penalties.
According to Minnesota statute, a petty misdemeanor is described as “a petty offense which is prohibited by statute, which does not constitute a crime and for which a sentence of a fine of not more than $300 may be imposed.”