Child support magistrates in Dakota County

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Animal Lover

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Sep 22, 2010
I am wondering if anyone has had any experience with Mary Flynn a Dakota County child support magistrate. Could you please tell me a little about how you were treated. I am finding that some laws concerning child support were not followed in my daughter's case. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
Family Court Oxymoron

Lakeville, MN

#2 Nov 22, 2010
My experience with Mary Flynn was incredibly "funny". Even for the "fast-food version" of family-court, it was a complete joke. I question the "standards" of our system when I see somebody like her allowed to make decisions about such important matters.
Fire Flynn

Farmington, MN

#3 Mar 3, 2011
Mary Flynn is a complete joke. I did not have an attorney represent me, my ex did. She did not give me any direction during the trial. The reason the ex-pat process was created is so it would be user friendly. After she said, "your opening statement", I said I wasn't sure if she wanted the short version or the full version.... She scoffed and said, the short version, please. After I spoke for a minute, my ex's attorney went on to give his opening by spending nearly an hour on his. Mary Flynn did not have the "fortitude" to tell my ex's attorney to "make it short", but scoffed at my request to do it. She is a complete joke. After getting the final order, I noticed that she had not even taken the time (or was too "dim" to understand) several of the important points of the information discussed. Email southernmetro@gmail.com if you'd like to go and get this lady fired for incompetence with me. I will, seriously, help get this lady fired in anyway that I can. Family Court is no place for apathy, it's a place for empathy.
Mas417

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Aug 5, 2011
Has anyone had experience with Magistrate Jan Davidson in Dakota County and/or has anyone had any experience with filing motion to extend child support of child beyond age 20 due to developmental delays and the fact that the child is still in school through the age of 21 (in my child's case) less than a month before child turns 22 and will not receive high school diploma until such time? Already had hearing and Magistrate asked questions like..."Well child went through graduation ceremony in high school...what paper was received?" I had to keep repeating to her that my child got to go through the formalities of a graduation with her peers because the high school allows this and got to participate in all the senior functions, but did not get any paper (ie, high school diploma). I think in today's age, child support laws need to change to accommodate for special needs children to extend (automatically) throughout the age of 21 as they are and can be in an educational setting until then to continue working towards a high school diploma. Also, parents can buck up and help pay for a special needs child together for the lifetime - I think -- they created this child together and why should all or the majority of extra income of one parent pay for everything a special needs child has/needs. Transportation to and from doctor appointments, extra help to maintain child's functioning, etc. needs to be supported.
trolls

Farmington, MN

#5 Aug 5, 2011
Mas417 wrote:
Has anyone had experience with Magistrate Jan Davidson in Dakota County and/or has anyone had any experience with filing motion to extend child support of child beyond age 20 due to developmental delays and the fact that the child is still in school through the age of 21 (in my child's case) less than a month before child turns 22 and will not receive high school diploma until such time? Already had hearing and Magistrate asked questions like..."Well child went through graduation ceremony in high school...what paper was received?" I had to keep repeating to her that my child got to go through the formalities of a graduation with her peers because the high school allows this and got to participate in all the senior functions, but did not get any paper (ie, high school diploma). I think in today's age, child support laws need to change to accommodate for special needs children to extend (automatically) throughout the age of 21 as they are and can be in an educational setting until then to continue working towards a high school diploma. Also, parents can buck up and help pay for a special needs child together for the lifetime - I think -- they created this child together and why should all or the majority of extra income of one parent pay for everything a special needs child has/needs. Transportation to and from doctor appointments, extra help to maintain child's functioning, etc. needs to be supported.
Have you applied for social security disability? Might not solve everything, but could be a financial help.
Mas417

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Aug 19, 2011
She has been getting Social Security under my own Social Security since she was a child. If you think that Social Security can and does cover everything for a disabled person please think again. Would this little amount ($665 a month) be enough by itself to anyone to live on? Please think about it realistically. Thank you. I am now at the point where I have to sell my car to not have any more car payments and look for a basic "junker" to get to appointments, etc. Is this not something that the other parent should not have as a responsibility to help out in paying for things at least up to age 22? I believe it is!
Chricket

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Jan 2, 2013
Mas417 wrote:
She has been getting Social Security under my own Social Security since she was a child. If you think that Social Security can and does cover everything for a disabled person please think again. Would this little amount ($665 a month) be enough by itself to anyone to live on? Please think about it realistically. Thank you. I am now at the point where I have to sell my car to not have any more car payments and look for a basic "junker" to get to appointments, etc. Is this not something that the other parent should not have as a responsibility to help out in paying for things at least up to age 22? I believe it is!
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