Co-Parenting: What You Need To Be Prepared For

Minnesota family court judges tend to favor co-parenting whenever practical. Unless a parent represents a danger to the child as a result of physical abuse or substance abuse, it is highly likely that the custody arrangement will be based around co-parenting.

What does this mean for you? It means it is important to arrive at a co-parenting agreement that is in the best interest of your child and respects your parental rights. Unlike the recent past, there is no longer a presumption toward a 50-50 split of parenting time, so you need an experienced advocate on your side who can obtain a favorable outcome.

Two Is Better Than One

At Huson Law Firm, PLLC, our custody and parenting time practice is based on our belief that children are better off when they have two parents engaged in their lives. Whenever possible, we seek amicable agreements that avoid contentious court battles. However, we are fierce advocates who will not shy away from trial when necessary to protect your parental rights and the best interest of your children.

Twenty-Five Percent Is The Starting Point

Currently, there is a presumption that the noncustodial parent should have a minimum of 25 percent parenting time. We are skilled at negotiating parenting time agreements and building a strong case for why our clients deserve to have an active role in their children's lives.

Parenting time can have an impact on child support, so we focus on obtaining outcomes that make sense in the greater context of the situation.

Put Our Twin Cities Custody Attorney On Your Side

At Huson Law Firm, we represent fathers and mothers in St. Paul, Minneapolis and throughout Minnesota. Contact our office in Maplewood today for a free consultation with a lawyer who can explain your custody rights.