During divorce proceedings or when parents otherwise separate, visitation and the amount of time that parents are allowed to spend with their children is a very highly debated issue, ripe with emotion and fear. Parenting time, or visitation, is the time that a child spends with his or her parents. Minnesota law recognizes the importance of allowing children to spend time with both parents in order to facilitate and promote the healthy development and wellbeing of children in the State. If there is evidence that parenting time would endanger the child's physical or emotional health or impair the child's development, the court may restrict visitation or impose limitations on time, place, or duration and may require supervision.
Parenting time should be of a frequency, duration and type reasonably calculated to promote a strong relationship between the child and the parent, and absent circumstances which would indicate otherwise, a parent will generally be entitled to at least 25% parenting time. At Banas Family Law, we can help you understand the factors that Minnesota courts will analyze in awarding parenting time. It is important to have an attorney who is well-versed in the relevant factors that courts take into consideration to assist you through the process.
At Banas Family Law, we have years of significant experience and will protect your rights as a parent and promote the best interests of your children. Call us at 651-361-8109 to schedule a consultation.