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Fathers' Rights Archives

How children benefit from having engaged fathers

As a Minnesota father who is no longer romantically involved with the mother of your child, you may find that the demise of your romantic relationship has made it more difficult to regularly engage with your son or daughter. Despite the difficulty, however, maintaining an active presence in your child’s life can have a considerable and positive effect on his or her development, growth and happiness. Therefore, it is important that you work to break down the barriers that are preventing you and your child from spending time together. At Huson Law Firm, PLLC, we recognize the critical role fathers play in their children’s lives, and we have helped many fathers looking to spend more time with their kids pursue solutions that meet their needs.

Are there educational opportunities for single fathers?

Single and divorced fathers across Minnesota know that financial independence is important to giving their children a good life, and one of the ways to achieve it is to complete a college education or earn a degree in a profession that they can succeed in. However, a solid education costs money, and many fathers are financially strapped. A good scholarship could provide the answer, but they are not easy to find, not unless you know where to look.

Can divorced fathers protect their child’s inheritance?

Minnesota fathers who are divorced or are unmarried still retain the right to pass on an inheritance to their children. In some cases, a father's children might have reached adulthood and have gotten married. However, a divorced father might feel apprehensive about leaving their married child an inheritance, since inherited assets can sometimes be divided up in a divorce. Fortunately, fathers have options to help keep their child's inheritance safe.

Why is paternity important?

If you are the father of a child whose mother you are not married to or who you are not currently in a relationship with, it is important that you establish paternity in Minnesota. This needs to be done legally so you have the proper legal standing as the child's father. According to the Minnesota Judicial Branch, paternity gives you rights to the child and establishes your responsibility for that child. While getting legal documentation of paternity comes with many responsibilities, it also provides you with many benefits.

Becoming a model father

One of the biggest challenges Minnesota fathers face in the aftermath of a custody agreement is making the absolute most of their time with their children. In fact, we find that a custody or visitation dispute serves as an impetus to become the best father possible for many of our clients. Whatever specific incident encourages the change— whether it is the stress of a prolonged divorce or a close call regarding custody— we are happy when our work at Huson Law Firm, PLLC., provides fathers with new motivation to connect with their children.

Fathers' rights when it comes to abortion?

Women's rights are talked about very frequently, especially when it comes to abortion in Minnesota. It has been a decades-long discussion about whether abortion is morally right and whether it should be legal. However, the focus is usually contained to the rights of the mother, but does a father have any say when it comes to an abortion? The short answer is no.

How does remarriage affect your child?

It is common for fathers to end up as the non-custodial parent in Minnesota. You get visitation time with your children, but you probably also spend a lot of time alone. It is no surprise that you may start dating and even begin to think about getting remarried. However, a new spouse will change your household dynamic and can negatively impact the relationship you have with your kids. 

How to introduce your new partner to your children

Many fathers in Minnesota may think now that the divorce is final, the tough stuff is behind them. However, the reality is the hard things do not stop there. Most now-single fathers will begin to date, and at some point in a new relationship, it will be time to introduce the new partner to the children. This can be a sticky situation, and it must be handled properly to avoid problems that could plague a relationship with both the kids and the partner.

How to handle vaccine arguments with your ex

Divorced couples in Minnesota have many issues that remain after the papers are signed. This is especially true if they have children. The anti-vaccination movement has begun to have an effect of divorced couples who each stand on either side of the issue. When parents disagree about vaccinating their children, it can create a sticky legal situation.

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