Minnesota requires that all child custody and parenting time arrangements are in the best interests of the children. So what exactly does “best interests” mean? According to the State, a child’s best interests encompass a variety of factors, including:
Our divorce attorneys can walk you through this best interests standard to help you understand what it means and how it will likely apply in your situation. From there, we will help you craft a custody arrangement that follows this standard.
The term “custody,” when used alone, can generally mean one of four different terms:
Parenting time is the actual amount of time the child is scheduled to spend with a parent. Parenting time also directly affects the amount of child support each parent will have to pay.
We have witnessed a steady increase in third-party custody cases across the area. These include claims for grandparents’ rights. If you would like time to spend with your grandchild or otherwise believe a change in custody or other legal rights is in the best interests of a child, reach out to us.