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Laws, Rules & Resources on Custody & Parenting Time


Laws & Rules on Custody & Parenting Time

The following is a list of some of the laws and rules that relate to child custody and parenting time cases.

  MN Statutes § 518.17  Custody and support of children on judgment.
  MN Statutes § 518.155  Custody Determinations.
  MN Statutes § 518.156  Commencement of Custody Proceeding.
  MN Statutes § 518D  Uniform Child Custody and Enforcement Act.
  MN Statutes, Ch. 257  Children; Custody; Legitimacy.
  MN Statutes § 257.75  Recognition of Parentage.
  MN Statutes, Ch. 257B  Stand-by Custodian; Designation; Guardian.
  MN Statutes, Ch. 257C  Defacto Custodian and Interested Third Party.
  MN Rules of Civil Procedure
  MN General Rules of Practice in the District Courts
Title I:  Rules Applicable to all Court Proceedings
Title II:  Rules Governing Civil Actions
Title IV:  Rules of Family Court Procedure

You can get more help with legal research at law libraries in Minnesota. You should talk with a lawyer to learn how the laws and rules may affect your case.

Custody & Parenting Time Resources

Information on passports for minor children is on the website of the U.S. Department of State: Passport Services (Minors under 16 years old).


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