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Child Custody

When a marriage dissolves, the children are often the most vulnerable. Emotional unrest, fear of change, confusion or guilt are all common reactions for children in divorce. You want to make decisions with objectivity and reason. All parties want the best outcomes for their children. Olson Law will use every resource to manage your family's transition and concerns with strength and diplomacy, even in the midst of a custody battle.

Two Options Are Available To The Court During a Custody Battle:

  • Legal custody, which gives the parent the right to determine the child's upbringing, including, healthcare, education, welfare and faith. Joint legal custody gives both parents equal rights and responsibilities in bringing up the child.
  • Physical custody gives one parent responsibility for daily home, care, and supervision of the child. Parents who are awarded joint physical custody make arrangements to share the needs of the child.

When determining the best interests of children, the courts use a variety of guiding factors, including: the parents' reasons; the child's preference, or the primary caretaker; the relationships of the child with parents and other family members; the child's adjustment and stability at home, school and the community; the mental and emotional health of the parties to provide a loving and safe environment; the child's cultural background; incidents of domestic abuse, and more.

Special factors can also be cause for consideration, especially in a contested case where the couple disagrees about custody. A court-appointed neutral attorney may be called to mediate the custody battle and recommend a custody solution.

Child custody is the crucial area of disagreement in many divorces, and often the most difficult. Olson Law can help you draw up a viable parenting plan, resolve key disagreements with a spouse, and present yourself competently for the best results in a court case or mediation.

Life is complicated. When you're faced with a family crisis, you want a compassionate yet diligent attorney who can be a fierce advocate for your case. Olson Law empowers clients to evaluate options and protect their rights. With a responsive, intelligent approach, we guide you through the difficulties ahead to minimize their impact on your life. Our knowledge and insight offer resources that specifically support the needs of couples struggling with divorce, child custody, parenting, and the many challenges related to family law.

Let's start with your story. Call 763-682-4009 for a free consultation.

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