When Can a Child Pick the Parent with Whom They Want to Live?

One common misconception in child custody hearings is that the child will get to decide, at least at some point, the parent with whom they choose to live. While this choice is taken into consideration around the age of 12 or 13, depending on their level of maturity, this, in ...

2022-05-24T13:18:56-05:00May 24, 2022|Categories: Child Custody|Tags: |

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: , |

Choosing a Parenting Time Schedule

Many divorcing parents struggle with creating a parenting time schedule that works best for them and their family. However, some parents may be surprised to learn that specific parenting time schedules work better for children of specific ages. Other than age, there are many other factors to consider when deciding ...

2021-07-08T09:41:56-05:00June 8, 2021|Categories: Parenting Time|Tags: , |

Avoiding Co-Parenting Conflicts During COVID-19

COVID-19 has presented many hardships for families around the world, especially for those managing parenting plans. Here are some tips for making parenting time a positive experience for the entire family during the pandemic. Tips on Co-Parenting Agreements During a Pandemic: Start the conversation with your co-parent to find common ...

2020-10-23T09:01:02-05:00August 26, 2020|Categories: Parenting Time|Tags: , , |

Parenting Time Tips During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The current coronavirus situation has many parents wondering how this pandemic will affect parenting time with their children. If you are wondering about the impact of COVID-19 on your parenting time schedule, you are not alone. As we continue to navigate these ever-changing times, here are some considerations for parenting ...

2020-08-27T16:08:31-05:00March 24, 2020|Categories: Family Law Blog|Tags: , |

3 Tips for Surviving the Holidays with Kids when Divorced

Dealing with family dynamics during the holidays can be stressful for everyone. But when you are divorced and have a child with your ex, it can be almost unbearable for parents and children. Organizing visitation schedules and parenting time for Christmas can be an emotionally charged issue. It’s important in ...

2020-08-27T16:59:41-05:00December 24, 2012|Categories: Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law Blog|Tags: , , |

Supervised Parenting Time When a Parent is Out of State

In certain situations, supervised parenting time may be warranted. The court may order parenting time to be supervised if it finds that endangerment is likely if unsupervised parenting time were allowed. Supervision may be done by a family member or friend, the custodial parent, or a third party in a supervised visitation ...

2020-08-27T16:54:41-05:00July 12, 2011|Categories: Family Law Blog, Parenting Time|Tags: |