Personal Legal Services Experience
Increasing Father’s Parenting Time in Shared Custody Case
When the father of a nine year-old girl needed help to secure his rights to parenting time, he contacted Larkin Hoffman. The father and mother had been separated for several years and the mother refused to let the father have more than six hours of parenting time with the child every other weekend. After the mother refused to change her position in mediation, Larkin Hoffman attorney Rob Hill prevailed in district court so that the father received the statutorily presumptive 25 percent of parenting time. For the first time, the daughter now spends overnights at her dad's apartment.
Long Distance Mediation Avoids Court Hearing in Custody Case
When a father’s young children were taken from the United States to Europe by his wife, the father contacted Larkin Hoffman for support.
Dismissal of Order for Protection in Domestic Abuse Case
Faced with the possibility of an Order for Protection that would limit time with his nine-year-old daughter, a father contacted Larkin Hoffman for support in a domestic abuse case.
Grandparents are Not Equal to Parents
In an opinion published June 20, 2011, the Minnesota Court of Appeals found in favor of Larkin Hoffman's client and overturned a lower court decision that gave the maternal grandmother of the client's son "unprecedented" expansive visitation privileges that interfered with his role as father.