When parents in Minnesota decide to end their relationships, the question of child custody immediately arises. In the past, family courts automatically gave primary custody to mothers, which left fathers less time to interact with their children. Gradually, the requests of fathers to maintain parental relationships have shifted views toward greater equality between parents, and a scientific study has shown that children benefit from co-parenting.

Published in 2017, the study examined the psychological well-being of preschoolers whose parents had split. Children living within joint custody arrangements displayed fewer behavioral problems than children living primarily with one parent. Constant moving between households did not produce negative effects for the children.

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Joseph E. Marvin

Licensed since 1978

Member at firm Marvin Law Office, L.L.C.

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RECENT POSTS

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