Free information program on family law at the local library

The Anoka County Northtown Library will present a free information program on family law Monday, May 14, 5:45 to 7:45 p.m.

This session will provide an overview of Minnesota laws regarding dissolution of marriage (divorce) and other family-related matters and is provided by the Anoka County Library in partnership with the Anoka County Bar Association and the Anoka County Law Library.

Topics to be discussed include court process, financial and property considerations in divorce, paternity, custody/parenting time and child support.

Participants will learn the basics of these legal issues and where to find free legal forms and online legal resources as well as the resources available at the Anoka County Law Library and Anoka County Library.

“Sometimes knowing where to begin is the biggest hurdle to finding answers to legal questions,” said Anoka County Commissioner Dan Erhart.

“This program will help people better understand the resources available to them in Anoka County.”

Discussions are topic-based and are not intended to provide confidential or personal legal advice that may be obtained in private consultation with an attorney.

The volunteer attorneys at the session will be unable to complete forms or court documents, and cannot offer personal advice to attendees.

Presenters include Chris Carney and Will Siegel from the Anoka County Bar Association, Gene Myers from Anoka County Law Library and Jamie Niss Dunn from Anoka County Library.

This informational program is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited.

For more information about this and other library programs, call 763-717-3267 or visit

Northtown Library is located at 711 County Road 10 N.E. in Blaine.

  • Socrates L. Pena

    I would like to know the true penalty for abandoment of your family. Like walking away and leaving your children & your disabled partner. Should the person help pay half the bills that was made by both before they walked out of the relationship also pay the mental stress for the children & partner.

  • Socrates L. Pena

    oh! the partners are not married but lived together for 14yrs. and sheared all the reasponesblilty