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When parenting disputes lead to custody issues

Divorces can be quite contentious for many Minnesota couples. Despite the stress, most couples are able to remain cordial to their exes and swap physical custody in accordance with a visitation schedule. It's not uncommon, though, for some exes to harbor ill will toward each other and project that onto their children. This can lead to parenting disputes that can cause complications. Read on to learn more about why parents should attempt to keep the peace and avoid taking matters into their own hands when they have disagreements about child custody.

Changing parenting time after a divorce

In a divorce, child custody issues are based on the best interests of the child. So when a Minnesota parent wants to change parenting time after a parenting plan has been awarded, this can be a challenging issue. Children thrive on stability, so changing a routine could cause emotional upsets. However, life changes, and sometimes family issues or job demands may cause relocation or other modifications to the custody schedule. There are ways to deal with these issues, but it's not always easy.

How is a child's religion determined after divorce?

When Minnesota couples with children divorce, there are often many custody issues to consider. One of these issues is religion. When a couple is not religious or shares the same religion, then this may not be a problem. However, many couples nowadays are interfaith and either choose which religion they want their children to practice or intertwine aspects of both religions. When the couple decides to divorce, what do the children do?

How is Minnesota child custody determined?

A divorce can be complicated and stressful for a Minnesota couple, especially if children are involved. In an ideal world, both parents would be able to see their children an equal amount of time. However, this type of arrangement -- joint custody -- requires a significant amount of cooperation and communication between the parents, and after a divorce, this is generally not possible. The most common child custody arrangement involves one parent having primary physical custody, with both parents sharing legal custody. How is custody determined after a divorce?

What factors are considered in the best interests of the child?

When arriving at the best interests of the child in child custody situations, there are several factors the courts look to for guidance to determine what is in the best interests of the child and to, in turn, make child custody determinations. Some parents may be left wondering, then, what factors are considered when the best interests of the child are determined and important child custody decisions are made?

Child custody dispute erupts over unborn child

Parents who go through a legal separation or divorce may inevitably have to face the issue of split parenting time. It is the simple truth, when parents no longer live under the same roof, following a separation, there will be a change in the family dynamics. Nonetheless, these battles may be even trickier when a child is not born yet, and the parents are already in the middle of a parenting dispute.

Minnesota child custody dispute over alleged religious bias

A Minnesota family law matter made national news because of the opinion made by the judge in the case. The couple was engaged in an otherwise ordinary child custody dispute in Stearns County if not for certain statements made by the judge.

Judge rules in high-profile Minnesota custody dispute

Back in September we discussed a Minnesota child custody case that pitted two sets of grandparents against each other over who would take care of their orphaned granddaughter. The girl, who is two years old, lost both of her teenaged parents in a 2011 murder-suicide.

Tensions running high in bitter Minnesota custody battle

Child custody disputes arise when two or more parties are invested in the future of their child(ren). Sadly, the drive to preserve a family can lead to bitter fractures within it. Even the strongest families can find themselves torn asunder by a hotly contested custody case.

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