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NOTHING on this website establishes an attorney-client relationship. A website offers general information - like a book in the library -- not specific personal legal advice. The editors of Webster's Dictionary are not responsible for your spelling errors. The authors of Chilton's Manuals will never come to your home to help you finish tuning up your Ford Maverick. Similarly, the information on this website is GENERAL INFORMATION, possibly wrong, possibly out-of-date, and not tailored to your case.

Sending an E-MAIL does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Sending the authors or editors an e-mail DOES NOT establish an attorney-client relationship. Hiring an attorney usually requires singing a contract and paying a retainer. Some further exceptions may apply where an attorney offers specific legal advice in response to information and questions relating to a specific case in the course of a consultation. One-way correspondence is NEVER such a consultation.

Leaving a telephone message or writing a letter does not in itself establish an attorney-client relationship. One-way correspondence is not a consultation.

Nothing on the Internet - and no form of advertising -- provides sufficient information to choose a lawyer. Before you choose a lawyer, you should carefully consider several much more reliable indications of an attorney's competence. For example you should look into objective credentials, personal references, experience achievement, and your impressions in telephone consultations and face-to-face interviews. It is perfectly permissible to ask one lawyer you have never met to recommend a few more of his or her colleagues who might match your particular problems and price range. Again, even a mediocre practitioner is free to buy the largest and brightest yellow pages ad or to design the most colorful website. BUYERS BEWARE!**Any person involved in a legal proceeding would be wise to obtain COMPETENT local counsel with recent experience in the relevant area of law as soon as possible.

General information is NOT legal advice!!! All information presented here is general - too general to apply to any specific case. Further, the law changes every day. Information found here could be out of date. The only possible way to get reliable, up-to-date legal advice specific to your unique case is to consult one or more competent attorneys with recent experience in the relevant area of law as soon as possible. Accessing this website is NOT consultation with any attorney!!!

**Any person involved in a legal proceeding would be wise to obtain COMPETENT local counsel with recent experience in the relevant area of law as soon as possible.

This website treats Minnesota law only. Each state and each sovereign Indian band or tribe has its own unique body of Family Law. Uniform provisions of United States federal law or international law influence only a small part of the overall subject matter of Family Law as a whole. FOR INFORMATION RELEVANT OUTSIDE MINNESOTA, PLEASE SEE A DIFFERENT SOURCE OF INFORMATION!

**Any person involved in a legal proceeding would be wise to obtain COMPETENT local counsel with recent experience in the relevant area of law as soon as possible.
The time to seek competent counsel is RIGHT NOW. Depending upon your unique set of facts, delay may cause irreparable harm to your case. Time limits may be running. Almost every legal right is limited in time. Even knowing what time limits may affect a case requires legal experience plus investigation of the unique facts. Even if no pleadings have been served, your right to appeal a decision or to assert or contest paternity of a child, merely by example, or any other right might expire next week or tomorrow morning. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE!
**Any person involved in a legal proceeding would be wise to obtain COMPETENT local counsel with recent experience in the relevant area of law as soon as possible.

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