The duties of the County Attorney's Office are established by state statute. Generally, the County Attorney's Office represents the County as a political subdivision of the State of Minnesota. That representation includes advice to the County Board of Commissioners and the County Departments. The County Attorney is not authorized to represent citizens in any private matters. The County Attorney's Offices does not offer legal opinions to private individuals. We suggest that you contact a private attorney. Among the areas that are considered civil are landlord/tenant, boundary lines, private covenants, collection of judgments, writ of execution, wills, probate, conservatorships, orders for protection and dissolutions.
No. The County Attorney handles child protection cases, child support enforcement, and paternity actions. If you simply need legal representation in a custody dispute, you may contact a legal aid program or hire a private attorney.
No. The County Attorney's Office represents the Child Support Division. If you want legal representation, you can hire an attorney.