Let Maenner Minnich help you with your child custody questions.

Any time you are going through a divorce with children, or when you have children outside of marriage and are establishing custody for the first time, there are two kinds of custody that the Court will determine: legal custody and physical custody.  Legal custody is the right to participate in the big decisions for your child.  This is generally in the areas of education, religion and medical.  Legal custody generally will be shared by the parents absent certain circumstances.

Physical custody is where your child is day-to-day.  This can be joint or sole to one parent.  The designation of physical custody used to carry more importance in Minnesota, but now the most important part of this is the parenting time schedule that you have in place.  This is determined based upon the best interests of your child, which is defined by Minnesota statutes.


For more information on custody or to discuss your case with an attorney, please contact us directly.  Amanda Maenner and Kerry Minnich of Maenner Minnich PLLC are well-versed in custody and parenting time laws in Minnesota and can give you the guidance you need in your case.

For more information on custody and parenting time in Minnesota, please call or email our office.

"Kerry is one of my most trusted advisors. She partnered with me in a very difficult time of my life and showed the upmost compassion. I valued her advanced knowledge expertise. Divorce can be an unsettling experience but with Kerry at your side you will have the representation that you need. She is especially sensitive to family dynamics and wants what is in the best interest of the family unit. It is clear that her motivation is in the right place. She is caring, supportive, and approachable. It is without hesitation that I would recommend her."

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There are many resources available to the public that can assist you in making more informed decisions at the beginning or during your family law matter.

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