In Minnesota dissolution or paternity actions involving minor children, parents and courts strive to develop individualized “parenting plans” designed to serve the children’s best interests. Parenting plans must include a schedule of time each parent spends with the children, a designation of decision-making responsibilities regarding the child, and a method to resolve future disputes.
Every parenting plan should address two types of custody: physical custody and legal custody. You will find custody terminology, especially as it relates to physical and legal custody, varies from state to state.
Resolving physical and legal custody in family law matters is often complicated, time consuming, and emotional. It is important you have a compassionate and knowledgeable attorney guiding you through this process.