It can be extremely difficult to wait for a court order, particularly when the outcome seems clear and obvious to you. Understanding what you can and can't control is essential to limiting your stress from the uncertainty of the process. Here are a few tips and things to consider.
"You're not under arrest, we're just here to talk."
Getting a surprise call or visit from child protection services can be frightening and intimidating. Hearing they've spoken with your child without you present can feel unfair and wrong. Understanding why child protection services is getting involved and knowing your rights in the process are both essential.
There are three practical discussions you need to have with your spouse: child custody and parenting time; division of assets and debts; and support. It's best to have these conversations before going to court whenever possible.
Starting a divorce case in Minnesota, otherwise known as a dissolution of marriage case, requires three primary actions: dialogue, service, and filing.