STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF CARLTON
SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
File No.: 09-JV-12-1739
THE CHILDREN OF JARED WARD AND DONNA TIESSEN
TO: Donna Tiessen, the mother of the Children
A petition was filed with the Court on July 23, 2012, alleging transfer of legal custody. The Court has set Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. as the time, and the Courthouse in Carlton, Minnesota, as the place, for a hearing to be held in the above-entitled matter.
YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED AND REQUIRED to appear before this Court on that date at said hearing.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: That the hearing will be held for the purpose of determining whether legal custody of the above-named children should be transferred in accordance with Minnesota law. If you fail to appear at the above-stated time and date, the Court will conduct the hearing and may order that legal and physical custody of the children be transferred.
If the Court finds that grounds exist for the petition, the Court could transfer legal custody.
In connection with these proceedings, you have the following rights: 1) To be represented by a lawyer at all stages of the proceedings. If you cannot afford a lawyer, you re entitled to have a lawyer appointed for you at county expense. 2) To introduce evidence at the hearing. 3) To cross-examine witnesses testifying in these proceedings. 4) to inspect any report filed with the Court and if it is admitted in evidence, to cross-examine the preparer of such report. 5) To obtain a transcript of the proceedings, if you request that they be recorded. 6) To appeal decisions of the juvenile court. 7) To have subpoenas issued by the court on your behalf requiring the attendance and testimony of witnesses.
The child has the same rights in connection with the proceedings that you do except that a lawyer will automatically be appointed by the court to represent the child, without regarding to whether the child and his/her parents can afford to retain a lawyer.
If you desire to retain a lawyer, you should do so immediately so you will be ready at the hearing. If you desire to be represented by a lawyer but cannot afford the cost, you must immediately notify the court that you want an appointed lawyer.
/s/ Judy L. Korby
Judy L. Korby