Topic: Child Custody
Divorces can be especially hard on children. They may feel like they are losing their family and with it a great deal of the security and safety they have enjoyed. Minnesota courts acknowledge the best interests of the child when deciding important divorce issues like custody and visitation. Divorcing couples are still held to their responsibilities as parents to ensure their child’s welfare.
Most experts agree that focusing on the well-being of children lessens the negative impacts of the divorce. It may even help make the process easier on the parents themselves. While many parents consider post-divorce issues like custody, there are many factors to consider long before the divorce is resolved. It is most important that children still feel supported and attached to both parents. When children understand that both parents still love them and plan to care for them, then the separation can be easier.