An estimated one out of four births experienced are to unmarried woman, divorce is about a fifty percent chance in every marriage and cohabitation is on the social rise…what does that mean for both parents of children born into these arrangements? It’s likely they will both have to deal with some sort of child custody provisions or parenting time in the near future. Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn, PLLC is an experienced Minnesota attorney that can help you find positive parenting solutions.
Why would one need to understand custody or parenting time?
Hopefully, each biological parent wants to be a part of their child’s life but sometimes finding a middle ground, with a past lover, is difficult – for countless reasons. That’s exactly why there are laws and guidelines that can help set structure and routine for children and their homes. If you have lived in Minnesota for at least 6 months (consecutively) and would like assistance finding and securing what you want for your child – our child custody lawyers can help.
Minnesota Law allows for two types of child custody:
- Legal Custody – This refers to decision making rights, such as education, religion, physical and mental health.
- Physical Custody – This type of custody has more to deal with day-to-day life, care and routine.
How Legal and Physical Custody is Awarded:
- Sole – Custody which is awarded fully to one parent, this can be either Legal, Physical or both.
- Joint – Shared Custody means that both parents have a legal stake in either Legal, Physical or both forms of custody.
- Parenting Time/Visitation – In a case where the parent or parents were not awarded any legal or physical custody the court can offer parenting time or visitation as a set arrangement.
Professional Representation for Child Custody Matters MN
It is possible to represent yourself but when dealing with something as important as the legal relationship between yourself and your child, it’s understandable to want the best chance of success. There are many legal forms needed for custody cases but our law office can help you complete them with understanding and ensure no stone is left unturned, in the matter of what’s best for your child. We can help you ensure a bright and happy future ahead.
Contact Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn Law Firm for Minnesota Child Custody Help at (763) 427-5131.