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Sole Custody Vs. Joint Custody: Which Is Best For Your Child?

Decades ago, when a Minnesota couple got divorced, it was fairly common for one parent to get sole child custody. The other parent would get visitation time, but otherwise, the kids would spend all their time with their custodial parent.

Family court judges and attorneys generally meant well, but these days we understand that in almost all situations, children of divorce do better when they live with each parent some of the time, as part of a customized child custody order. At Marvin Law Office, L.L.C., we help Anoka County parents handle child custody matters in their children’s best interests. Attorney Joseph E. Marvin has more than 30 years of experience in family law, and he has seen the trend shift from sole custody to joint custody. He will give you time-tested advice and legal representation to ensure your children enjoy the best custody arrangement for them.

Experts agree that splitting their time between their parents can improve children’s emotional and psychological development after their parents get divorced. Access to both parents can ease their transition from their pre-divorce lives to their new reality. Thus, the system generally encourages divorcing couples to work together to reach a custody plan in which they share custody. As your lawyer, Mr. Marvin will help you work toward a plan that makes sense for your family.

Of course, shared child custody is not always safe or realistic. If your co-parent is struggling with debilitating mental illness or drug addiction, or if they have a history of domestic violence, then we will help you pursue sole custody. Your children’s well-being is our top priority.

Call 763-200-5754 or toll-free 800-585-1385 to reach Marvin Law Office, L.L.C., at our Anoka office to schedule your consultation with Joe Marvin, or send us an email to get in touch. We offer evening appointments for your convenience and accept credit cards.