By Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A. | Published January 16, 2020 | | |
Under Minnesota divorce law, there is a presumption that parents in child custody arrangements will each get a minimum of 25 percent of the time with their child. In most cases, the parents will work out the other 50 percent of the time share on their own, but if they are unable to negotiate their Read MoreRead More
When you and your spouse have children and you get divorced, you will have the opportunity to work together on a parenting time schedule. If you cannot come to an agreement, a court will order a plan based on what the judge deems to be in the best interests of the kids. However, even if Read MoreRead More
Custody and visitation are extremely complex matters. There is no way to know at the outset of the divorce process which parent will be given physical custody of the children or whether custody will be shared. Depending on a variety of factors, you could end up with sole physical custody, shared physical custody, visitation rights Read MoreRead More
If you are a custodial parent, you know how difficult it can be to coordinate your children’s schedules with the other parent so that parenting time schedules are kept. Inevitably, there will be last-minute conflicts, postponements and cancellations. However, if you have a touchy relationship with the other parent, this normal give-and-take can soon escalate Read MoreRead More
Noncustodial parents often feel the loss of everyday contact with their children very acutely, which is why they view their allotted parenting time as precious. It is difficult to absorb the loss of one scheduled visit, but most parents realize that life is hectic and make allowances for occasional conflicts. But when a pattern of Read MoreRead More
In Minnesota, using a parenting time expeditor can lower costs and lead to faster resolution of parenting time disagreements. It is common for parties to experience disagreements over parenting time. But litigation, during or after divorce, can be slow and expensive. What are your options in Minnesota? As an alternative to traditional litigation, parties can Read MoreRead More
What do you do when your child returns from a parenting time visit with troubling information about the household of your ex-spouse? As family law attorneys, we help our clients make good decisions about custody, parenting time and parenting time plans. During the divorce process and after, information between parties — and between households — Read MoreRead More
Many couples believe that once their divorce is finalized, they are finished with family court proceedings. This is true in some situations, but when children are involved and your life circumstances undergo significant changes, you may need to modify your divorce decree. Many major events can happen after a divorce. When these kinds of life Read MoreRead More
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