Three Ways a Parenting Consultant Is Removed

Parenting consultants (PCs) are commonly appointed in Minnesota family cases to make decisions and resolve disputes. PCs serve as a neutral third party, after the issue of a divorce decree, that makes decisions regarding parenting time. A court order is created and must be signed by both parents. Once completed, ...

2022-05-17T09:08:03-05:00May 17, 2022|Categories: Child Custody|Tags: , |

Navigating Divorce and Co-Parenting with a Special Needs Child

Divorce can be quite unexpected, traumatic, and filled with uncertainty. The trouble compounds when the couple has joint children. In that case, divorce involves not only a financial and emotional uncoupling, but also requires decisions to be made around custody labels, parenting schedules, and child support. Even when the dust ...

2022-02-17T10:17:56-06:00June 29, 2021|Categories: Child Custody, Divorce|

How to Handle Disagreements over School Enrollment

Many parents who are in the midst of divorcing will disagree about what school their child should attend. Oftentimes, the school choice corresponds with where one parent lives.  However, there can be other reasons for choosing a specific school for a child. Some of these include how the child is ...

2021-07-08T09:43:01-05:00May 25, 2021|Categories: Child Custody|

Who Determines Where Our Children Will Live after a Minnesota Divorce?

At Heimerl and Lammers, our divorce attorneys understand that most spouses could easily decide to end their troubled marriages if they were the only two people involved in the dissolution. When children are involved, couples can wait months or even years to divorce, assuming the best thing to do is ...

2021-07-08T11:16:28-05:00March 26, 2021|Categories: Child Custody, Divorce|

How is Parenting Time Different from Child Custody in Minnesota?

At Heimerl & Lammers, our divorce and family law attorneys understand that some parents use the phrases child custody and parenting time interchangeably, but in reality, they are two very different arrangements that are established during Minnesota divorce proceedings when the spouses share minor children.   Child custody outlines the ...

2021-07-08T12:15:55-05:00March 5, 2021|Categories: Child Custody, Family Law Blog|

Third Party Custody & the Natural Parent Presumption

Under the United States Constitution, one has fundamental rights as a parent to raise their children as they see fit. Courts have included in these parental rights the right to exclude others from having contact with their child. Basically a parent can tell a grandparent that the grandparent can have no contact with their ...

2020-08-27T16:38:04-05:00November 26, 2019|Categories: Child Custody, Family Law Blog|Tags: , |

Legal Custody vs. Physical Custody in Minnesota

In Minnesota when a dissolution proceeding involves minor children, the parties or the court must decide issues such as custody, parenting time, and child support.  There are two types of custody “labels” in Minnesota: legal custody and physical custody.  When determining custody in Minnesota, the courts will apply the “best ...

2021-01-29T14:24:12-06:00October 30, 2019|Categories: Child Custody, Family Law Blog|Tags: , |

The Rights of Unmarried Fathers in Minnesota Family Court

If a man and a woman are unmarried at the time of a child’s birth, the mother has sole legal and physical custody until the court issues an order stating otherwise. An unmarried father has to establish himself as the legal father of a child before he has any rights to ...

2021-01-21T14:26:06-06:00October 9, 2019|Categories: Child Custody, Family Law Blog|Tags: , , |