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Name Change Procedure

cassiejohnson//December 4, 2015//

Name Change Procedure

cassiejohnson//December 4, 2015//

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On appeal in this parentage case, the county argued that the child support magistrate (CSM) erred in ruling that a parent’s oral request to change the minor child’s legal name at a paternity and child-support hearing, where the other parent and the nonparent whose name the child has was not present and had not responded, was not a contested issue that must be referred to the District Court under the Expedited Child Support Process section of the Minnesota Rules of General Practice. The Court of Appeals held that a CSM is not required to refer to the District Court the issue of a minor child’s name change that was not presented in the pleadings and arose for the first time orally during an expedited hearing at which one of the parents was not present and was in default. Affirmed.

A15-0618 Ramsey County Child Support v. J.A.Q. (Ramsey County)


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