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Modifications to existing court orders after a divorce or paternity case are based on the family circumstances of both parents. In Minnesota, a notice of the right to review is sent every three years; however, if your situation changes, you do not need to wait for the notification.
Changes to existing court orders can be challenging and the likelihood of success depends largely on how well a parent presents and argues their case. The experienced attorneys at Barna, Guzy & Steffen can assist you with all matters of child support, custody, or parental access.
If either parent has a change in circumstances like employment status or changes to medical coverage, the child support order can be modified. However, obligations for support can only be changed by the court. A parent must file a motion to modify the support amount and the modification is either approved or denied by the court.
Modifications to child custody are possible but the process can be challenging. In general, a motion to modify cannot be submitted to the court unless it has been one year since the original order was entered. The court will make an exception to the one-year limit in cases of child abuse or endangerment, or if one parent consistently interferes with the parenting time of the other. Again, the court bases its ruling on what is best for the child when deciding on modifications to an existing order. This means the change in circumstances must be significant for a judge to change or alter a previous order.
It is fairly common for parents to want to modify their parenting schedules based on lifestyle changes or other circumstances. However, in order to change a parenting time schedule, you must show that change is in the best interest of your child. The process is relatively straightforward, but it does require consulting with an attorney regarding your individual situation.
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Request to speak with an attorney in private. Your Miranda warning will be read to you by the arresting officer. It is very important that you pay attention to every word of these rights.
If you are placed under arrest, the officer has most likely completed an investigation leading to the belief that there was probable cause that you committed a crime. At this point, the officer has made their decision. Do not think that you could say or do anything to change the officer’s mind.
Do not resist arrest. Resisting arrest could subject you to further criminal charges if you go too far. Additionally, your attitude toward the arresting officer, if negative or volatile, will be presented as supporting a guilty verdict. In general, juries do not react favorably to a person who fights with police and will most likely see this is as evidence of guilt.
If convicted, the prosecution could use any negative conduct to support a harsher sentence. In short, displaying aggressive behavior toward police will only cause trouble. Even if you are scared, angry, or are experiencing high anxiety, you must maintain composure and politely request to speak to an attorney in private.
The law firm of Barna, Guzy & Steffen offers dedicated attorneys who effectively and efficiently handle your legal needs with the highest level of professionalism.