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A Guide to Minnesota’s Child Relocation Laws

One question many divorced/separated parents have asked: Can I move my child out of state? The short answer is ‘yes’—but only when you follow the proper procedures. If you have shared legal custody or your former partner has visitation rights, Minnesota law prevents you from simply packing up and moving out of state.  Before you...

Child Custody in Minnesota: An Overview of the Best Interests of the Child Standard

In Minnesota, child custody determinations are made by determining what is best for the child. Courts are focused on protecting a child’s safety and well-being, so parental desires will always be a secondary consideration. Here, our Mankato child custody attorneys provide an overview of the factors that Minnesota family law judges use to determine what...

What is Physical Custody in Mankato Minnesota?

Physical custody is important in a divorce case and if you are raising a child with someone who you do not live with. Physical custody refers to where the child lives and which parent is responsible for providing the day-to-day in-person care. Physical custody is distinct from legal custody, which is the right to make...