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32 Parental Responsibility Options

There are times when a family may need to authorize a third party adult to care for their children. This could be if the parent(s) need to travel away from home, or if a more serious situation comes up and they can’t be there. This podcast episode very clearly outlines the basic elements for some of these alternatives and how getting the advice from an attorney can help.

29 Custody & Parenting Time for Unmarried Couples

When a couple with children break up, questions about custody, parenting time, and the welfare of their children become of primary importance. From a legal standpoint, these issues can be more complicated if the couple was never legally married. This episode of the podcast will address these concerns and look at the specific legal statutes that support each parent, whether legally married or not.

For more information, check out our blogs:

Unmarried and Pregnant in Minnesota? 5 Things You Need to Know

What To Do When You Find Out Your Girlfriend's Pregnant

Caretaking and Custody: What's Changed in Minnesota

Cooperating in Co-Parenting: How it Affects Custody

Keeping Your Child Connected to Their Other Parent

Maintaining Your Childs Important Relationships

25 Co-Parents & Alcohol

The statistics for mothers and fathers daily use of alcohol just to cope with the stress of co-parenting is, excuse the term - sobering. This podcast explores legal implications when one parent or the other is dealing with the difficulties of alcoholism or addiction.

For more information, check out our blogs:

How Alcoholism Affects Your Divorce

Physical, Mental, and Chemical Health: How They Affect Your Minnesota Custody Case

How to Use Parenting Consultants in Your Divorce

Keeping Your Child Connected to Their Other Parent

Cooperating in Co-Parenting: How it Affects Custody

23 Step Parent Adoption

One of the most joyful things that families can experience is when a step parent makes the major transition to becoming a child’s adoptive parent. In this podcast you’ll learn about the three basic steps in this legal process. It’s both informative and heartwarming to see how the adoptive procedure can help to make a family whole. It also briefly addresses how this process may apply to LGBTQA+ relationships.

For more information, check out our blogs:

How Does Stepparent Adoption Work in Minnesota?

How Can a Grandparent or Third Party Adopt a Child?

LGBT Adoption in Minnesota

12 Parenting Time – Balancing the Schedule

Some things don't change even after a divorce, including the fact that your children will still want and need both parents in their lives. This episode of the podcast discusses how to promote fairness and flexibility in a parenting time schedule that considers both parents essential to their child's development and growth.

For more information, check out our blogs:

Parenting Time With Both Parents: How It Matters

Keeping Your Child Connected To Their Other Parent

Children Are Not Backpacks: Whose Needs Does Your Parenting Schedule Serve?

Communicating Effectively With Your Childs Other Parent

The 2/2/5/5 Parenting Schedule: Important Considerations

Cooperating in Co-Parenting: How it Affects Custody

Can Your Parenting Plan Be Too Detailed?

Parenting Time and Your Teen's Developmental Needs

Is Your Parenting Schedule Hurting Your Child's Social Development?

Helpful Books on Co-Parenting

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