Child Custody - Child Custody Legal Blogs Posted by Joseph E. Marvin - Lawyers.com

Minnesota parents who are divorcing may struggle with how to handle time with their children. While joint custody is increasingly preferred by divorcing couples as well as family courts, it can be difficult to handle emotionally and practically. Most parents are hesitant to give up any time with their children, and negotiating the logistics of frequent custody swaps can be complex. However, supportive co-parenting arrangements have strong benefits for the children and often help them to adjust to post-divorce life.

While child custody negotiations can be challenging, it’s important for parents to remain focused on the children’s interests. Some people may want to punish their former partners for relationship failings, but a parenting plan is not the place to hash out those issues. Both parents will often have to make sacrifices and agree to inconvenient schedules in order to develop the best plan for their children. In addition, so long as there is no history of abuse or neglect, children generally benefit from strong relationships with both of their parents.

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Joseph E. Marvin

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