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Family Law: How Do You Modify a Parenting Plan in Minnesota?

Are you a divorced or otherwise separated parent whose needs have changed? If so, you may need a modification of your parenting plan. In Minnesota, parenting plans are always subject to modification. They can be modified through mutual agreement of the parents or through a court order based on a substantial change in circumstances. Within …

Will a Child Be Called to Testify in a Custody in Minnesota?

Whether you are preparing to get divorced or are already separated, going through a custody and visitation dispute is never easy. Undoubtedly, you want to protect your children while ensuring that you are in the best position to assert your parental rights and do what is right for your family. You may be wondering: Do …

Shared Child Custody in Minnesota: An Overview of Time-Sharing Schedules

In Minnesota, custody & visitation cases are handled under the state’s best interests of the child standard (Sec. 518.17 MN Statutes). As Minnesota policy presumes that it is better for a child to have a positive, ongoing relationship with both parties, shared custody is common.  For parents with shared custody, it is crucial that they …

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 …

Co-Parenting Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

While communicating with an ex can certainly have its challenges, effective co-parenting is a must for divorced parents. When serious co-parenting mistakes are made, they can wreak havoc on a child’s self-esteem, emotional health, and future. Here are a few of the more common co-parenting mistakes divorced couples make and what they can do to …

Child Custody in Mankato Minnesota: Can I Take the Kids out of State?

When you are raising kids but living separately from their other parent, you have a lot of complicated questions you may have to face and difficult issues to navigate when it comes to sharing child custody in Mankato Minnesota. One of the most difficult issues occurs when one parent needs to move to a different …

Child Custody in Minnesota: Should My Spouse Have the Kids Most of the Time Because They Don’t Work?

When you are getting a divorce in Minnesota, you will need to come to a custody agreement regarding where your children will live and spend their time.  There are a number of custody arrangements that can be used including joint custody where the kids are shared; primary custody where one spouse has the kids most …