Corwin KruseKruse Family Law: Because Families Matter
- Family Law, Divorce
Corwin R. Kruse, Esq.
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, magna cum laude
Editor: William Mitchell Law Review
M.A., Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
B.S., University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Honors: Dean's List
B.B.A., University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD.
Honors: Dean's List
Major: Business Administration
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2005
Katz & Manka, Ltd., Family Law Attorney, 2010-2019
William Mitchell College of Law, Adjunct Professor, 2005-2016
Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Associate, 2005-2009
Minnesota Court of Appeals, Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks, 2004-2005
- Kruse Family Law PLLC
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- Katz & Manka, Ltd.
- Family law attorney with experience in divorce, custody, parenting-time, and post-decree matters.
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- Family Law
- Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
- Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
- Q. Are mom's automatically awarded sole physical and legal custody if the parents were never married in Minnesota.
- A: If never married, and there is no adjudication of paternity, the mother has sole physical and legal custody. The father has no child support obligation and no right to parenting time, unless and until a court orders it.
- Q. If I’m getting child support and I’m the only one caring for child is the other parent allowed to claim child on taxes
- A: If the issues is not addressed in the decree, IRS rules govern. The parent with the child the majority of the time gets to claim the child. If both parents have equal time, the parent with higher income claims.
- Q. Hello, I have been taking care of my nephew, every weekend, since his birth( he is 2.5). What could I do to legally
- A: You could bring a motion for custody as a de facto custodian, if you’ve cared for the child at least six months in the last 24 (need not be consecutive), however the statute also requires that you be the “primary” caregiver. If the child is with you on weekends and with mom during the week, it doesn’t appear that you would meet this criterion.