Effective Resolutions For Child Custody Disputes
Child custody disputes often take a tremendous emotional toll on parents. Concerns over the prospect of shared parenting or worries about losing your connection with your children may keep you up at night. Protecting your rights, as well as your children’s best interests, is vital.
At Oney & Kim PLLC, we understand the urgency you feel to resolve your child custody conflict and other matters that affect your relationship with your children. Our experienced lawyers can help you.
Understanding Child Custody & Parenting Time
In Minnesota, there are two types of custody: legal and physical. Legal custody refers to a parent’s rights and responsibilities that affect the child’s legal status, medical care, education, extracurricular activities and religious instruction. Physical custody, on the other hand, refers to the right to maintain the principal home and provide routine care of the minor child.
Parenting time is the time the noncustodial parent spends with his or her children. Under optimal circumstances, children will benefit from having continuous physical and emotional contact with both parents. Therefore, when appropriate, generous parenting time is granted to a noncustodial parent to ensure that he or she can be involved in all aspects of the children’s lives. Parenting time may be supervised or unsupervised, depending on the relationship between parent and child.
What Options Are Available For Parenting Plans?
Parents in Minnesota can craft a parenting plan in lieu of a traditional custody award. This option allows parents the freedom to create unique parenting plans by allocating time in a way that the parents feel will best benefit their children.
All parenting plans are subject to court approval. The attorneys at Oney & Kim PLLC in Eagan are intimately familiar with the child custody guidelines and will help you draft a proper plan.
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