Posts Categorized: Custody

Child Custody Neutrals

Posted by & filed under Custody, Divorce, General Family Law, Guardian ad litem, Parenting Time, Parenting time expeditor.

If divorcing or separating parents disagree about child custody or parenting arrangements, it is likely necessary for a neutral professional to be involved in resolving the dispute.  The most common neutral professionals are custody evaluators, guardians ad litem, parenting time expeditors, custody mediators and parenting consultants.  Custody evaluators investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding the… Read more »

The Status Quo

Posted by & filed under Custody, Divorce, General Family Law, Parenting Time.

In many instances when facing a dispute during a divorce or custody case, it is important to be mindful of the existing circumstances: where the child is living; who is in possession of the house; whether both spouses are working outside the home.   It is important because, all other things being equal, the court is… Read more »

Temporary, Emergency Custody Jurisdiction

Posted by & filed under Custody, Interstate issues.

Typically, parents and children need to be residents of Minnesota for 180 days or six months for the Minnesota courts to have jurisdiction over their family law situation.  However, there are times when it is necessary, and possible, to invoke the jurisdiction of the Minnesota family court without the requisite six-month residence period.  In child… Read more »

Parenting Time Expeditor

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A parenting time expeditor is a neutral third party who is brought on board after a custody arrangement or parenting plan is in place to assist parents with the parenting schedule. The family court appoints the parenting time expeditor, but in many cases, the court’s appointment is a result of the agreement of the parents…. Read more »

Family Law Prologue

Posted by & filed under Child support, Custody, Divorce.

Greetings from St. Paul, Minnesota. Having returned to my office after a week away, this is my opportunity not only to dive back into working on divorce and family law cases, but also to dive into the world of blogging. As a family law attorney, I spend a great deal of my time answering people’s… Read more »