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

What Are The Common Parenting Time Schedules? How Is Child Support Affected By Them?

In recent years, Minnesota's child support statutes have shifted from a "label-based" model to a "parenting schedule" based model. It used to be that child support was calculated based upon the type of custody (whether joint physical or sole physical) arrangement the parties were awarded by the court. New emphasis has been placed on the actual amount of parenting time that has been awarded, as opposed to mere labels. For that reason, the … Read More