By Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A. | Published March 14, 2022 | Posted in Child Custody, Divorce | Tagged Tags: children and divorce, legal custody, physical custody | Comments Off on What is the Difference Between Physical and Legal Child Custody?
Divorcing parents will typically share custody of their children, unless one parent is deemed unfit to serve in any sort of custodial role. That custody is split into two elements: legal and physical. The arrangement parents have for legal custody might not be exactly the same as physical custody, and vice versa. Here’s a quick Read MoreRead More
When a Minnesota court makes child custody decisions, they must rule on two types of custody. Physical custody determines where a child spends his or her time, but legal custody determines who gets to make the decisions about the child’s upbringing. In almost all cases, legal custody is awarded jointly to both parents, even in Read MoreRead More
When it comes to determining a child custody arrangement between you and your former partner, there a number of different structures you might hear discussed. These include the following: Physical custody. Joint physical custody arrangements, in which both parents share in having their children spend equal or nearly equal time in their respective homes, are Read MoreRead More
In Minnesota, the presumption is that parents will share joint legal custody, even when one parent has sole physical custody. The law assumes it is beneficial for children to have both parents involved in the major decisions in their lives. There are, however, situations where the court will award sole legal custody to one parent. Read MoreRead More
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