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When a family no longer lives under one roof, parenting time and visitation orders ensure both parents have an equal opportunity to raise their children. In Minnesota, parenting time is measured based on the number of overnights a child spends with a parent over an entire year, and this affects child support. The set schedule specifies when the child will be with each parent – frequency of days, length of time, holidays, birthdays, special occasions, and more.
A parenting time order is a legal document that specifies the amount of time each parent has with the child and is typically included in the custody or divorce order.
In the state of Minnesota, there are typically two cases that allow for parenting time according to the law:
In general, these cases are applied to fathers only as biological mothers receive parenting time by default at their child’s birth.
The schedule determined at the time of divorce or separation will specify how much time each parent has with the child. Typically parenting time is split 50-50. However, if the parents can’t agree on parenting time, the court must intervene, and the case goes before a judge. Oftentimes a judge will defer to a third-party neutral who will investigate the family situation and make recommendations.
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