Tag: Physical Custody
Minnesota law provides grandparents with specific, limited rights over their grandchildren. Depending on the circumstances, grandparents can even directly seek relief from the courts to spend time with their grandchildren, if the parents refuse permission.
Parental alienation can have lasting negative effects on the relationship between the victimized parent and the child. The consequences often persist for years, or even decades, after divorce.
In May of 2015, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed new custody and parenting time legislation into law. The new “best interest standard” is accompanied by a revised framework for judges to apply the relevant factors. Cynthia Brown recently offered her thoughts on the amended statute to the Tenth Judicial District law clerks.
In recent months, the legislature passed (and the governor signed into a law) a bill that amends Minnesota's custody standards. In addition to a revised "best interest of the child" standard, judges must now apply the relevant statutory criteria with nine new provisions to guide them.
The phrase “custody” is used to describe the obligations, and rights, of parents regarding the care of their children.
Child custody issues come about when an unmarried...
In this edition of The Family Law Show, we offer an overview of the standards Minnesota judges use in determining the physical and legal custody of children.
Custody is an emotionally-charged issue, with a lot of uncertainty...