state custody of children in Minnesota

When Does the State Become the Legal Guardian of a Child? How Can a Family Member Go About Gaining Custody?

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.

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what is legal malpractice

What Is “Legal Malpractice”?

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.

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What is Harrassment in Minnesota

What Constitutes an Act of Harassment?

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.

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difference between prenuptial and a postnuptial

Prenuptial Agreements Versus Postnuptial Agreements: What’s the Difference?

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.

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criminal law suit vs civil law suit

Can a Civil Lawsuit Become a Criminal Case?

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.

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