While Minnesota doesn’t recognize parental rights as fundamental rights, parents generally have the freedom to have and raise their children according to their own personal beliefs and values. However, if a parent causes their child’s welfare or life to be at stake, the state will intervene and in certain circumstances, terminate their parental rights.
The termination of parental rights can be either voluntary or involuntary depending on the situation.
Workplace injuries can be disastrous if they cause the employee to miss work or impedes their ability to perform the job’s duties. Injured workers often lose out on hours and have trouble paying everyday bills or covering out-of-pocket costs for their treatments. Getting fair compensation may be vital to you and your family’s livelihood.
Many people in Hennepin County, Ramsey County and other parts of Minnesota opt for the Electronic Home Monitoring (EHM) program because home arrest is generally preferable to serving time behind bars. GPS ankle monitors help prevent Minnesota’s jails from becoming overcrowded with prisoners, especially those with non-violent offenses like DWI.
Just like with medical negligence where a medical practitioner causes physical harm to their patient, legal malpractice occurs when an attorney’s negligent or malicious actions cause damage to their client.
No attorney is perfect, and sometimes they make bad decisions. Just because your attorney has made an honest mistake doesn’t necessarily mean they should be sued for legal malpractice. However, if the attorney handled your case inappropriately due to negligence or with the intent to cause you harm, you may have a solid case against them for legal malpractice.
In Minnesota, harassment refers to knowingly engaging in behavior that causes the person on the receiving end to feel frightened, threatened, oppressed, intimidated or persecuted.
Harassment can happen anywhere and manifest in different forms. It’s not uncommon for victims to suffer harassment at work, school, in their personal relationships or online. If you’ve become the victim of another person’s harassing behavior, know that there are several legal routes you can take to protect yourself from mental or physical abuse.
In the midst of rapidly increasing inflation, many people worry they won’t be able to afford basic housing. As rent prices continue to surge nationwide, including in Minnesota, you may be wondering if there’s a set cap on the amount of rent you may be asked to pay upon renewing or starting a new lease.
People charged with a felony or misdemeanor know how consequential these convictions can be, even years after they faced the consequences of their actions.
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.