Divorce & Child Custody
Need an Attorney for a Child Custody Case in Anoka County?
When a couple decides to divorce there will be many factors at play in the decision making process as to how the end results will play out. However, no decision is more important than that of the wellbeing of any children that may be involved in the process. Perhaps of most importance is the custody that is awarded in regards to cases of this nature.
Within the conditions established in a divorce agreement, there will be a stipulation as to which parent, if not both, will receive the rights to maintain their living arrangements with the children and retain custody of them. In ideal cases, parents who are soon to be divorced can work out these matters on their own. When both parents request for joint custody of their children, the state of Minnesota acts under the presumption that said agreement would be in the best interests of the children involved, and as such, approves of the request.
Types of Custody in Minnesota
With the help of an Anoka County divorce lawyer, you can take the appropriate actions to ensure that you are awarded custody of your children, assuming it is determined that it would be in the best interests of the child involved. In some cases, sole custody will be awarded based on the best interest of the child; when this is the case,
visitation rights will likely be awarded to the parent that was not given full custody (or even partial custody) of their child / children. There are several types of custody, and each has its own set of conditions as to the behaviors that will be expected when it is applied to any given situation.
- Joint Custody: Under a joint custody agreement, the child will spend approximately an equal amount of time with each parent once the divorce is finalized.
- Physical Custody: The parent to whom the child is permitted to live with is awarded physical custody.
- Legal Custody: Legal custody allows a parent, or both parents, to make decisions regarding their child's wellbeing. Such decisions include healthcare options, education, religion, and more. Very often, the non-custodial parent (the parent who is not awarded physical custody) will still be permitted to share legal custody over their children.
- Split Custody: When more than one child is involved in a couple's divorce process, they may opt to split the custody agreement by allowing for custody of one child under the care of one parent and custody of another child under the care of the other parent. This is much less favorable in the eyes of the courts, but nevertheless an option.
Legal Counsel from a Divorce Lawyer in Anoka County
At every juncture, the courts and all legal professionals involved in the divorce process will act under the consideration of what is deemed to be in the best interests of the child or children involved. Therefore, if it can be established that custody under your case would be most beneficial to the wellbeing of your children, then you should have no problem in retaining rights to custody. This is a process that cannot be conducted alone, and it should not be conducted under the direction of anyone other than a professional at Brevik Law. We are dedicated to ensuring that the needs of our clients are upheld to a tee, in any and every matter, including that of child custody.
As you make your way through the legal process of a divorce in Minnesota, you will benefit greatly by having an Anoka County attorney on your side. With well over a decade of legal experience to our name, we are just the firm to help you in your legal endeavors. Since 1995 we have been knowledgeably representing clients throughout the state, including the counties of Chisago, Sherburne, Hennepin, Anoka, and more. We are prepared to do so for you next, so don't hesitate to call us today.