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Obtaining Mental Health Records When Litigating Custody

July 23, 2015
By: Alan C. Eidsness , Jaime Driggs
»Child Support

The mental health of a party is often at issue when litigating custody or parenting time issues and medical records pertaining to a parent’s mental health can be important evidence. A recent decision from the Court of Appeals calls into question how to go about obtaining a party’s mental health records. Huber v. Vohnoutka, No. A14-1403, (Minn. Ct. App. Apr. 6, 2015). Read more in Family Law: Don’t subpoena mental health records from attorneys Alan C. Eidsness and Jaime Driggs.

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These articles are part of a series previously printed in Minnesota Lawyer covering topics relevant to the area of family law.

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