Understanding and Navigating the Expedited Child Support Process

  • April 26, 2017
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Metro Law and Mediation West End Office Park – Gamble Conference Room, 1660 South Highway 100, St. Louis Park, MN 55416


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Understanding and Navigating the Expedited Child Support Process

Family Law April Sectional

Do you find it confusing to determine which child support cases should be scheduled for hearing before a child support magistrate and which cases should be scheduled in front of a Family Court Referee or Judge? Are you familiar with the difference in time frames for District Court child support matters versus matters heard in the Expedited Child Support Process? If you find the Expedited Child Support Process to be a mystery you have trouble solving, then be sure to sign up for the April 26, 2017, Family Law Sectional with presenters Sean Lane and Terri Barett from Ramsey County Family Court. Sean and Terri have vast knowledge and experience working with child support matters, and their overview of the Expedited Child Support Process will provide the information needed to make sure you are scheduling your cases in the proper forum, within the appropriate timelines.  They will also be available to answer your questions about the Expedited Child Support Process.


Sean Lane graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice Studies. From 2000-2006 he served as a Correctional Officer at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Stillwater. In 2006, Sean transferred to the Minnesota Judicial Branch, where he worked in the Ramsey County Traffic Violations Bureau. Sean was promoted to the position of Judicial Paralegal in Ramsey County Family Court in 2008, where he served the public in the Self-Help Service Center until 2014, when he was again promoted. Sean is currently the Court Operations Supervisor in Ramsey County Family Court overseeing the Child Support Unit. Sean has consistently been recognized by his peers and his superiors for his knowledge of the legal system and his dedication to public service.

Terri Barett holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Minnesota as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Metro State University. Terri’s career with the courts began in the criminal division in Napa County, California. She joined Ramsey County Family Court in 1999 as a Senior Court Clerk assigned to the Expedited Process. She has been actively involved in all aspects of the Expedited Child Support Process since then, from scheduling of hearings to processing of the final orders. Terri also played a critical role in preparing for implementation of electronic filing in Family Court. Terri is a proven leader within the Minnesota Judicial Branch, as evidenced by her progression from Senior Court Clerk, to Lead Worker, to Court Operations Supervisor to her current position as Court Operations Manager for Ramsey County Family Court. Terri is highly regarded by Court stakeholders for her wealth of family court knowledge.

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