When you’re going through a divorce or separation, the most difficult part of the entire process is likely determining a child custody agreement that is fair and agreeable to both parents and a child. Unfortunately, there’s no way to ensure that each party is completely satisfied, but there is a way to ensure that you and your parenting partner come to a legally equitable child custody agreement. With the help of Kallemeyn and Kallemeyn, you can get create the child custody agreement that’s best for your child, ensuring that both parents have a fair and desirable share of custody that is legally binding. If you’re looking for a Coon Rapids, Anoka, Blaine, Ham Lake or Andover, MN child custody lawyers, it’s important to understand the different types of child custody so that you know what your parenting rights are and how you can achieve the child custody agreement that’s best for your child.
Understanding the Different Types of Child Custody
There are several types of child custody rights, all of which vary in the amount of time spent with a child and the amount of decision-making power each parent has in the child’s life. To understand what type of child custody rights you want to have (and that you want your former spouse or partner to have), you should understand the different types of custody rights. These include:
• Legal Custody: The right to determine the child’s upbringing, including education, healthcare and religious upbringing
• Joint Legal Custody: Both parents have equal rights and responsibilities in determining the child’s upbringing, including education, healthcare, and religious upbringing
• Physical Custody and Residence: Right and responsibility to determine the routine daily care and control of a child, as well as where the child lives
• Joint Physical Custody: Both parents share the rights and responsibility to determine the routine daily care and control of a child, as well as where the child lives.
Determining Child Custody
Child custody is not a cut-and-dry issue. When determining child custody agreements, there is no way to say at the start how a custody agreement will pan out, but by understanding custody rights and how child custody is determined, you’ll have a better chance of achieving the custody agreement you want. Child custody agreements are dependent upon many factors, including your current relationship and intimacy with your child, your child’s dependence on your presence in his or her life, your home environment, and other factors related to your child’s safety, care, and mental wellbeing. If you’re in need of a child custody lawyer in Coon Rapids, Anoka, Blaine, Ham Lake or Andover, Minnesota, contact Kallemeyn and Kallemeyn today at (763) 427-5131, or send an email to Lisa@Kallemeyn.com.