Clausen & Hassan  |  October 10, 2017

Subsequent Orders for Protection and Extensions in Minnesota

On our blog, we have previously covered Orders for Protection and the standard the petitioner has to meet in order to succeed on a Petition for an Order for Protection.
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Clausen & Hassan  |  April 3, 2017

Safe Separations in Minnesota

The end of any relationship is a highly emotional and stressful time.  It is a sad fact that many people experience threats to their safety even after their relationship ends
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Farhan  |  September 15, 2015

Can I Get An Order for Protection For a Child in Minnesota?

What do you need to prove to obtain an Order for Protection for a child in Minnesota? A parent or guardian can obtain an Order for Protection (OFP) in favor
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Brian J. Clausen  |  June 23, 2015

Unsupported/False Allegations of Domestic Abuse in Minnesota

In a custody and parenting time proceeding, alleging that the other parent has committed domestic abuse against you or child is a very serious allegation. Often, this could involve two
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Clausen & Hassan  |  May 21, 2015

Common MN Family Law Acronyms Decoded: OFP & HRO

Professionals who work in family law have a tendency to overuse acronyms. They use them so frequently that sometimes they forget that people who do not work in family law
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Farhan  |  April 3, 2012

Domestic Abuse Order for Protection (OFP)

In Minnesota, a victim of domestic abuse can seek an Order from the District Courts, prohibiting contact from an abuser. Minnesota Statute Section 518B.01 subd. 1 allows a Court to
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Farhan  |  January 21, 2012

The Definition of Domestic Abuse in Minnesota

The National Domestic Violence Hotline defines domestic violence as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. 
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Farhan  |  August 8, 2011

Order for Protection in Minnesota

In Minnesota, victims of domestic abuse can obtain an Order for Protection against a family or household member, or other certain individuals.  An Order for Protection, commonly called an OFP,
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