Effective, Experienced Child Custody Agreements by Family Law Attorney

Father and Son - Child Custody agreements by St Cloud MN Family Law Attorney David Buchin

Child custody agreements are written documentations that outline the guidelines for custody between the parents of a child or children. Typically, child custody agreements are issued during a divorce or separation hearing between the parents. The child custody agreements will be the legally binding documents. They will say which parent has the children, the type of child custody they have & when they have them. In addition to these items, the child custody agreement might also include other agreements the parents have made regarding the children.

Helping families in Central Minnesota with child custody agreements & parenting time plans is our specialty. Agreements that work for both the parents & the children are important. Buchin Law Office offers a free initial consultation to discuss your custody agreements case. We look forward to meeting with you to talk about your expectations, the other parent’s expectations and make a plan that will work for everybody involved.

Minnesota Child Custody Agreements Laws

In Minnesota, child custody agreements are determined by the best interests of the child or children and by the expectations of the parents. Minnesota courts will usually want both parents to be involved in the children’s lives. Because there are some cases in which this option may not be in the child’s best interest, both parents are not always involved. If one parent is considered unfit or has a history of domestic abuse, the child custody agreements may reflect that. Finally, child custody is based off both legal custody & physical custody. Effective child custody agreements will state whether each parent has sole custody or joint custody for both legal & physical custody.

Legal Child Custody and Physical Child Custody

When arranging child custody agreements, the legal & physical custody are taken into consideration. Legal custody includes the parent’s rights in making major decisions in their children’s lives, including schooling and medical care. Options for this include joint legal custody or sole legal custody. With joint legal custody, both parents have equal rights when it comes to making decisions about their child’s well-being. Sole legal custody is when one parent makes all the major decisions about their child, while the other parent has no say in the matter. Physical custody involves the living arrangement for the children. Typically, the child will live with one parent while the other parent has visitation rights, but it is possible for the parents to have joint physical custody.

Obtaining a Child Custody Agreement in St Cloud, MN

Child custody agreements are generally approved by a judge & are usually established during a divorce or separation hearing. Some parents may choose to negotiate a child custody agreement with a mediator, which can be very effective when trying to find a custody agreement that works for the whole family. Whether a mediator is best for your child custody agreement or a proven and effective child custody agreement attorney, Buchin Law Office is the family law office that will get results for you.

Free Child Custody Agreement Attorney Consultation

For more information or to schedule a free consultation with a St Cloud child custody agreement attorney call Buchin Law Office at 320-259-7727 or fill out the contact form on this website. We look forward to talking with you.

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