During divorce, the biggest decisions you and your ex will face are generally related to your children. Specifically, where the children will live, where they will attend school, and how your parenting time is divided.
These decisions aren’t easy; we won’t even pretend that they are.
It’s always best if you and your ex-spouse can come to an agreement on parenting time, rather than forcing the judge to decide. However, if necessary, we can petition the judge on your behalf to ensure that your kids are getting the care and quality time that they deserve.
Parenting Time & Divorce
While you and your spouse are divorcing, one of you will probably assume primary responsibility for your children. You may agree to parenting time according to a strict schedule that meets your family’s needs, or you might choose to be more flexible. The main point is that you and your ex can come to some sort of agreement together, based on what is best for your children, so that they can spend time with both of you.
Your attorney will make sure that your custody and parenting time agreement is on paper. He or she will also ensure that the terms you and your ex have agreed to are in your final custody order; that way, it’s enforceable under Minnesota law.
What Your Kids Need
Your children need you. If it’s possible, it’s healthy for kids to have a good relationship with both parents. However, every family is different; what works for one might not work for another. Your kids will benefit most if you and your ex can work together to establish a parenting time schedule. If a judge has to decide for you, you (and your children) may not be happy with the results.
Lawyers Who Care About Kids
Parenting time is one of the touchiest facets of divorce, so it’s important that you work with an attorney who understands that the kids’ needs come first. We always make sure to protect your children, and we’ll do whatever we can to ensure that you come out of your divorce with a resolution that works for you. Call us at (763) 783-5146 for a confidential consultation; we’ll be able to give you targeted, case-specific advice about parenting time, and many other issues, when you choose to work with us.