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Violations of Parenting Time Provisions in an Existing Court Order

Children Playing by USAG- Humphreys In my experience, once a court order addressing custody and parenting time is in place, it seems that it is only a matter of time before I get a phone call from a client or a potential client wondering what action he or she can take because the other parent […]

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Miscellaneous Issues Surrounding Domestic Abuse in Minnesota

Insurance practices It is an unfair method of competition and an unfair and deceptive act or practice to refuse to offer, sell, or renew coverage, limit coverage, or charge a rate different from that normally charged for the same coverage under a life insurance policy or health plan because the applicant who is also the […]

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Data Issues | Minnesota Domestic Abuse

Data on Domestic Abuse Act petitions All data collected, created, received, or maintained by law enforcement agencies and courts under the Domestic Abuse Act is confidential until the temporary OFP is executed or served on the respondent/data subject. Minn. Stat. § 13.80. Data collected in domestic abuse investigation The report that is prepared as part […]

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Domestic Abuse Criminal Justice System Improvement

Photos attached to OFPs and no-contact orders OFPs and no-contact orders must be included in the criminal justice data communications network. (The data network enables criminal justice agencies to share criminal justice information.) In addition, a no-contact order must be accompanied by an offender’s photograph to aid in the enforcement of the order. Minn. Stat. […]

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Child Protection Issues Stemming From Domestic Abuse

Custody and Visitation Marriage dissolution petition A petition for dissolution of marriage or legal separation must allege whether an OFP that governs the parties or a party and a minor child of the parties is in effect and, if so, the district court or similar jurisdiction in which it was entered. Minn. Stat. § 518.10. […]

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Educational and Other Programming | Minnesota Domestic Abuse

Judicial education The Minnesota Supreme Court’s judicial education program must include ongoing training for judges on domestic abuse, harassment, stalking, child and adolescent sexual abuse, and related civil and criminal court issues. The program must include education on the impacts of domestic abuse and domestic abuse allegations on children and the importance of considering these […]

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Battered Women’s Programs in Minnesota

Battered Women Advisory Council The Battered Women Advisory Council is a 12-member advisory council that advises the Commissioner of Corrections on the implementation and continued operation of matters related to battered women and domestic abuse victims. This council also serves as a liaison between the commissioner and organizations that provide services to battered women and […]

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Funding Provisions | Minnesota Domestic Abuse Law

Funding for battered women’s shelters and services Battered women’s shelters and services receive funding through the collection of fines. Courts are required to collect fines under the criminal code and to forward 70 percent of each mandatory minimum fine collected to a local victim assistance program that provides services locally in the county in which […]

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Payment and Enforcement of Child Support in Minnesota

How is Child Support Typically Paid? The Minnesota Child Support Payment Center, a centralized unit run by DHS, must be used to collect and disburse support payments in all IV-D cases. Again, IV-D cases include when the obligee receives or has received public assistance or when the obligor or obligee has applied for support enforcement […]

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Can the support amount change? | Minnesota Child Support Laws

A child support order amount may change through a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) or a modification. Arrearages may also affect the monthly support payment. COLA Every child support order entered since 1983 must include a biennial COLA that is compounded. Orders entered before 1983 had to have a COLA added whenever an enforcement or modification action […]

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