Legal Custody: In Minnesota, the court presumes that upon request of either or both parties, joint legal custody is in the best interests of the child. There are exceptions to this presumption – most notably if domestic abuse has occurred between the parents.
Physical Custody: The court looks at the best interests of the child when determining physical custody in Minnesota. The best interest factors are set forth in Minn. Stat. § 518.17 (Subd. 1). Call Lallemont Law, LLC to review the best interest factors with the facts of your specific case.
When you meet with Lallemont Law, LLC, Angela will review your case and work with you to answer any other child-focused questions you may have, including:
- Will I be awarded primary residence?
- Will I be penalized on parenting time because I work a lot? What if I travel for my job or have an unusual job schedule?
- Does my gender or my child’s age have an impact on our custody order?
- How do I protect my custody rights?
- How do I make sure my parenting time schedule is fair?
- What are my rights if my girlfriend is pregnant?
- My new spouse wants to adopt my child, what is the process?