Legal Steps Manual
The Legal Steps Manual explains options for strengthening your legal relationship with the children you are concerned about or about the legal relationship to the children they are currently caring for. This includes options that don't involve the court, as well as petitioning the court for custody of the children. This manual will help you understand the benefits and limitations of each path.
We are still offering our Legal Steps Manual in an online format with the help of Legal Services State Support, with the assistance of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid. The Manual and related resources on kinship care will be available on LawHelpMN.org, a website that provides resources and referral information for low-income Minnesotans with civil legal needs. To access the kinship care resources, simply click here.
After you've read about your options, contact our Warmline for further information/resources if needed. Warmline
The Legal Steps Manual is free to caregivers or potential caregivers.