Child Custody

Duluth, MN Child Custody Lawyer

Child custody is one of the most sensitive areas of law given that children’s lives are affected in each case, sometimes profoundly. The courts are ultimately concerned with the best interests of the children involved in a child custody proceeding. But there are other parties that may have an interest as well, including the child’s parents, siblings, relatives, or even the state. A party seeking custody of a child needs to know what an interested party’s rights are respecting the child. This is never a black and white issue.

Legal and Physical Custody

There are two types of child custody: legal and physical.

  • Legal Custody: Generally relates to who makes important decisions that affect the child’s life. Examples of important decisions are where the child goes to school, whether the child goes to church, whether the child can join the military before eighteen, etc.
  • Physical Custody: Generally relates to the actual care of the child.

Contact a Child Custody and Family Law Attorney

A child’s custodian may have a variety of custodial rights over a child. If you are uncertain about your rights, you should contact Olson, Poole & Envall, P.A. We provide a free initial consultation to determine what your objectives are, explain the child custody legal process, and provide a preliminary analysis of your case.

(The content on this page is for informational purposes only, shall not be used as legal advice, and is absolutely no substitute for contacting an attorney for help)