Category Archives: Child Custody

Coercive Controlling Dynamic in a Co-Parenting Relationship

January 20, 2016

By: Associate Attorney Micaela Wattenbarger, Esq. A dynamic we have been seeing quite a bit lately is one where one spouse or parent in a co-parenting relationship is controlling and emotionally abusive, often with narcissistic tendencies. Courts are becoming increasingly familiar with this dynamic and how it impacts a child’s best interests, but the more subtle

MN CLE: Handling Your First Minnesota Divorce Case

June 3, 2014

Arnold, Rodman & Kretchmer PLLC Partners Zachary A. Kretchmer and Scott M. Rodman co-chaired a presentation of “Handling Your First Minnesota Divorce Case,” a course for the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education program at the CLE Conference Center in Minneapolis on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014. The course gives a general overview of the

MN CLE: Family Law Series: Child Custody Deskbook – Motions, Appeals and Interstate & International Issues

November 6, 2013

Valerie Arnold co-presented with Attorneys, Elizabeth Bryant, and Jill Frieders, Monday, November 4, 2013 for the Minnesota Continuing Legal Education program. “Minnesota Continuing Legal Education is a not for profit 501(c)3 corporation established by the Minnesota State Bar Association to provide the highest quality educational experience to Minnesota lawyers and judges in an accessible fashion and

13 Factors for Best Interests of Child

July 10, 2013

With respect to physical custody of the child, unlike legal custody, there is no presumption that joint physical custody should be ordered. In determining physical custody of a child, the Court will consider the best interests of the child, which include the following 13 factors: The wishes of the child parent or parents as to

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