Posts Categorized: Child Support

Appeals Court Rules Couple Can’t Sue for Cost of Raising Child

A Wisconsin state appeals court ruled against a West Bend couple who were suing a clinic for the costs of raising a child after the clinic mistakenly gave the mother vitamins instead of birth control pills. Shelby Nell and Austin Omernick brought the suit against West Bend Clinic after Nell’s birth control prescription was filled… [...]

Do I need an Order for Protection?

Sometimes divorces and child custody battles escalate if one party gets angry with the other.  This can leave one partner fearing for their safety or the safety of their children.  To protect against the possibility of physical or verbal abuse, Minnesota law allows residents to file an Order for Protection (OFP) against a certain individual…. [...]

Minnesotans Concerned Over Potential Russian Adoption Ban

A group of Minnesotans gathered Sunday to protest Russia’s proposed law that would ban American families from adopting Russian children. Senator Amy Klobuchar joined members of the Children’s Home Society and other concerned citizens at the rally that sought to bring attention to the proposed ban. “The demonstration shows that some people in Russia are… [...]

Parenting Consultants Not Always Helpful

As family courts continue to be burdened with increasing divorce and custody issues, some couples are turning to “parenting consultants” to help alleviate stress and resolve issues with their former spouse. The parenting consultant program was created in the mid-1990’s by Dr. Karen Irvin in hopes of giving divorced couples a way of solving their… [...]

Putin Plans to Sign Anti-US Adoption Bill

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he plans to sign a controversial bill that would ban Americans from adopting Russian children, and some Russian children’s rights advocates believe the bill should be expanded to include the rest of the world. The bill was drafted in response to Russia’s increasingly confrontational views of the Western world. Some… [...]

Adoption of Teens on the Rise in Minnesota

Minnesota has seen a rise in the adoption of teens due in large part to a refocused effort to find parents for an age group that often gets overlooked during the adoption process. Teens, siblings and foster children often have a more difficult time getting adopted than infants, but the state is continuing its effort… [...]

Washington County to Implement Child Support Enforcement Program in 2013

This week Washington County decided that they will carry out a child support enforcement program in 2013. The new enforcement program will bring together the sheriff’s office, the Community Services Department, and the county attorney in a collected effort to assist families in collecting the child support they are owed. This year Washington County was… [...]

Father of 9 Ordered to Stop Having Children

A Wisconsin judge ordered a father of nine who is late on child support payments to refrain from having more children until he proves he can provide for them. Corey Curtis, 44, has fathered nine children with six different women.  Court documents show that he owes nearly $100,000 in child support payments. Curtis was sentenced… [...]

Communicative Technology has Benefits, Drawbacks for Divorced Parents

A recent study by the University of Missouri found that communicative devices such as cell phones and email have both helpful and harmful impacts when it comes to co-parenting following a divorce. The study, which was led by Lawrence Ganong and Marilyn Coleman, examined how divorced parents used communicative technologies to manage their co-parenting obligations. … [...]

Minnesota Couple Uses Craigslist to Adopt Son

A Minnesota couple looking to adopt used Craigslist to add another member to their family. After struggling for years to conceive, Tracey and Dan Citron posted an advertisement on Craigslist, a popular area-based marketplace website.  Tammy Nelson, an expecting mother, responded to their ad, and now the Citron’s have a son named Ben. There are… [...]