Minnesota child custody and moving outside the state
While the majority of families going through divorce or child custody issues usually reside in the same state, that is not always the case. For example, consider the Matthews family.
Minnesota Parenting Consultant
Parenting Consultants have the authority to address issues involving parenting time disputes. Depending upon the parties' agreement and the Court Order, the Parenting Consultant may also have the authority to
Minnesota Parenting Time Expeditor
A Divorce Decree or a Paternity Order will usually have a clause for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in the event a future dispute arises. This means that if there is a dispute
What is a Parenting Plan?
A parenting plan refers to a written document relative to custody and parenting time. It includes the access schedule with the child for each parent and assigns responsibility to each
“Parenting Time” or “Visitation”
“Parenting time” is a term which reflects the amount of time and a schedule that the non-custodial parent (parent that does not have physical custody) spends with the minor child.
“Physical Custody” under Minnesota Law
“Physical custody” refers to the main residence, care and control of the minor child. Physical custody is a label which is awarded to the parent where the child typically resides
“Legal Custody” under Minnesota Law
There is a legal presumption in Minnesota that Joint Legal Custody is in the best interests of a minor child unless that presumption is rebutted by the other party (e.g.
Definition of “Child” & Minnesota Law
Under Minnesota Law, a “child” is anyone who is under the age of eighteen (18) or twenty (20) if the child is still in high school or is not capable