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.

"During a time of despair and confusion, Kerry provided clarity, confidence, sound advice, strong strategies, and compassionate care. She calmed my anger, guided my decisions, coached me in the Law, and secured an outcome that was highly beneficial for me and my future. I urge anyone in family or relationship difficulty to consult with this amazing attorney."

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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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