Questions To Ask When It Comes To Child Custody in Minnesota

When dealing with child custody matters, it is crucial to ask the right questions to ensure the best interests of the child are met. Here are some important questions to consider:

  • What is the child’s current living situation and routine?
  • What are the specific reasons for the custody dispute or potential changes to the existing custody arrangement?
  • What is the child’s relationship with each parent and any other significant caregivers or family members?
  • What are the child’s emotional, physical, and educational needs?
  • How will the proposed custody arrangement impact the child’s stability and overall well-being?
  • How will the child’s schooling, extracurricular activities, and social life be affected by the custody arrangement?
  • Are there any concerns regarding the parents’ mental health, substance abuse, or criminal history that may impact their ability to provide a safe and nurturing environment?
  • How will each parent promote the child’s relationship with the other parent and support their ongoing involvement in the child’s life?
  • Are there any special considerations or specific needs of the child, such as medical conditions, disabilities, or cultural/religious upbringing?
  • How will communication and decision-making regarding the child be handled between the parents?
  • Are there any witnesses or evidence that may support or challenge each parent’s claims or ability to provide a suitable environment for the child?
  • Are there any previous court orders or agreements related to child custody that need to be taken into account?
  • What are the proposed visitation schedules and arrangements for holidays, vacations, and special occasions?
  • How will the child’s preferences be taken into account, considering their age and maturity level?
  • Are there any other relevant factors or circumstances that may impact the child’s best interests and the custody determination?

It is important to consult with a Beckman, Steen & Lungstrom to discuss your case and find the best possible solution to any family law issue. Contact us today to speak to an attorney about your case.