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Why you should fight for shared parenting during divorce

When joint parenting is not agreed to in a divorce, the parent who is left with just visitation rights will often fight for more parenting time. Because having less time with a child is not always best for a child, parents will often fight for shared custody. Such an arrangement can be extremely beneficial. However, this requires either parents to agree to such an arrangement or a judge to award such an order. Unfortunately, many fathers are faced with the fight to obtain shared parenting. This is not only fueled by their parental rights, but also for the best interests of the child.

What are the benefits of shared parenting post-divorce?

Filing for divorce induces a wide variety of thoughts and concerns. This is especially true for Minnesota parents considering the needs and interests of a child or children during the process. While no parent seeks to split up his or her family, in some cases, this is the best option for everyone involved. Thus, it is important to consider how best to parent following divorce and how to ensure the best interests of the children can continue to be met post-divorce.

Helping you strategize through the child custody process

Parents in Minnesota and elsewhere tend to focus on the needs of their children over their own needs. While this is typical no matter the age of the child, this could prove to be difficult when parents divorce. Although the focus still remains on the child or children, the transition from a one-house family to a two-house family can be very challenging and emotional on everyone involved. Additionally, this process requires parents to agree on a fair and effective custody arrangement.

Overcoming the disadvantages of joint custody arrangements

Parents in Minnesota make major decisions regarding their children all the time. While this is just a part of being a parent, it is not always easy to make the difficult parenting decisions. This is especially true when parents are divorced. And, depending on the child custody arrangement, parents may find this to be a complex matter.

How can parents navigate co-parenting?

For many Minnesota residents, the dream is to get married and start a family. Even when this dream is achieved, it is not always everlasting. Married parents are often faced with the difficult decision of dissolution. And, when they decide divorce is best for them, both parents must focus on how their decisions during the process could impact their children.

Scarlett Johansson and ex battle over custody of their daughter

Divorce can be a difficult life event for Minnesota residents. It can even be a messy process, impacting not only the spouses but also the children, if the divorcing couple has any. While dissolution is a challenging time for anyone, for celebrity couples, the added publicity and social media coverage of the process can make it extremely taxing. Even more so, reaching a resolution under the public eye can further complicate the matter, possibly adding issues or even lengthening the process.

The right information can be invaluable in child custody matters

When couples in Minnesota divorce, child custody is probably the most wrenching issue emotionally. Parents worry, understandably, about the emotional impact their divorce will have on the kids. And, for the parents themselves, the realization that they may no longer see their children every day can be devastating.

Should medical marijuana use affect child custody decisions?

Minnesota legalized medical marijuana in 2014, when the legislature passed a law establishing the state's Medical Cannabis Program. The existence of this law raises the question of whether a parent's use of medical marijuana should be a factor in child custody determinations. In California, this has already become an issue.

Minnesota parents have important rights in child custody matters

In Minnesota, the guiding principle in child custody matters is always the best interests of the child. The reasons for this are fairly obvious. Children must be cared for, they are more vulnerable than adults in the divorce process, and they are not the ones who chose to end the marriage.

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