What’s the Difference Between Physical and Legal Custody in Minnesota?

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 couple has a child together, or when married parents get a divorce. The two types of child custody in Minnesota are physical custody and legal custody. Legal custody involves a parent being able to make decisions regarding the child’s upbringing and well-being (religion, … Read More

Sole Physical Custody & Joint Physical Custody: Is The Presumption Going To Change In Minnesota?

Depending upon your point of view, you may or may not appreciate the fact that Minnesota law contains a presumption of sole physical custody. So many potential clients ask about that. I don't believe it is a question of whether the standard will change, but when the standard will change – based upon recent legislative activity and the progressive approaches that have been taken at the Hennepin County Family Justice Center in … Read More