Child custody concerns are often the result of divorce, but they are also common to custody issues outside of marriage and to those situations in which custody modifications are necessary. Whatever kind of child custody issue you face, the surest path forward toward a beneficial resolution is with an experienced child custody attorney in Hugo on your side.
Child custody breaks down into two major components that include both legal and physical custody. Legal custody concerns itself with important decision-making responsibilities. The options for legal custody include:
The categories of decisions involved include:
Physical custody concerns itself with how your children will divide their time between you and their other parent. The basic approaches to scheduling include:
You and your ex are free to negotiate whatever child custody terms work for you, and toward this end, you have a variety of options available to you, including:
If you exhaust these negotiation options, the court will intervene and hand down child custody orders.
Most parents prefer to make decisions related to child custody between themselves, but if you have reached an impasse in the negotiation process, you will need the court’s intervention. The most salient point to make here is that the court is always guided by what it determines to be in the best interest of the children. One guiding rule of the court’s decision-making process is that children are better off when they are able to spend a considerable amount of time with both parents, which means that it is very rare for a parent to lose the right to at least some form of visitation. The court takes all relevant factors – which tend to be wide-ranging – into careful consideration when making child custody determinations.
The accomplished child custody attorneys at Atticus Family Law in Hugo, Minnesota, have the legal insight, drive, and experience to help you obtain favorable child custody terms that work for you. To learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
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