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By Pete Radosevich
Harrys Gang 

Should shared custody be the new norm?

 

December 7, 2018



When parents get divorced, Minnesota has a law that presumes each parent should have at least 25 percent of the parenting time with their children. That means that the custodial parent — meaning the parent with whom the child actually lives — will have 75 percent of the parenting time.

Most people assume that it’s the mother who will have that 75 percent of the parenting time. And, when I first started practicing family law, that was true. The mother was typically granted “sole physical custody”, and fathers would have every other weekend, a few extra weeks in the summer and some...



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