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Parenting Time Lawyers Grant, MN

Parenting Time Lawyers Grant, MN

Parenting time refers to how you and your children’s other parent divide your time with them (if you are no longer together as a couple). Parenting time, therefore, is a critical component of your parental rights, and an experienced parenting time lawyer in Grant, MN, can help you protect these rights. 

Parenting Time in Minnesota

If you and your children’s other parent can come to an agreement on the matter, you can create virtually any parenting time schedule you would like. The courts generally accept parenting time arrangements that both parents are willing to sign off on (as long as they don’t infringe on the best interests of the involved children). If you and your divorcing spouse are unable to find common ground on the matter, however, you can expect to receive one of the state’s standard parenting time schedules. While there is a lot of room for personalizing your parenting time schedule, they fall into one of two basic categories, including:

  • You and your children’s other parent split your parenting time somewhat evenly. 
  • One of you has primary physical custody, which means that the children spend the majority of their overnights with this parent, while the other has what amounts to a visitation schedule. 

The Best Interests of Your Children

The court always bases decisions related to parenting time on the best interests of the children involved, and the best-interest factors that go into this decision-making process include:

  • The effects that a proposed parenting time schedule would have on each child’s physical, emotional, spiritual, and cultural needs and overall development
  • Any special needs any of the children have, including mental health, medical, or educational needs, and how the parenting time schedule can best address these needs 
  • The reasonable preferences of each child who is found to be old enough and mature enough to weigh in 
  • Either parent’s physical or mental health concerns, including addiction issues, that could affect the children’s safety, development, or overall well-being
  • The degree to which each parent has participated in parenting the children to date
  • Each parent’s ability and willingness to consistently provide each of the children with the care necessary to meet his or her unique needs, including emotional, developmental, cultural, and spiritual needs 
  • How well adjusted each child currently is to his or her living situation, school, and community (the court is more interested in maintaining the status quo when it is working well for the children)
  • The effect that the proposed parenting time schedule would have on the children’s relationships with each parent, with their siblings, and with other important people in their lives 
  • Whether domestic violence, child abuse, or child neglect has played a role in the case at hand

An Experienced Parenting Time Lawyer in Grant, MN, Is Standing by to Help

The practiced parenting time lawyers at Atticus Family Law in Grant, MN, take great pride in their commitment to protecting the parental rights of clients like you. For more information about how we can help, please contact us today.  

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