While the court is experienced, qualified and able to make custody decisions, it is the parents who are fully aware of their family dynamics and the needs of their child. The Tribunal therefore welcomes the mutually agreed education plans. The Minnesota Custody and Courts allow both joint and sole custody, which apply to both legal and physical custody. In a shared custody agreement, parents share responsibility for making decisions focused on the child`s upbringing and other important decisions such as education and health care. In a joint custody agreement, both parents share responsibility for the daily life and care of the child, and the child resides in the homes of both parents. On the other hand, custody agreements alone mean that a parent is solely responsible for the legal and/or physical custody of a child. In some agreements, a non-guardian parent has parental leave, which is also called a visitation. A parental leave agreement is according to a set schedule, often written in a court order. Many parents feel that technical words are too strong for their consent and want to use words that make their agreement more user-friendly. For example, some people prefer the term “parental leave” rather than “visit”. As long as you define what your terms mean in your plan, you can use any word you want.
(d) If the court finds that a party has repeatedly and intentionally refused or interfered with court-ordered parental leave, or that it has failed to comply with a binding agreement or decision under section 518.1751, the court may, in addition to granting compensatory parental leave referred to in paragraph (c), meet the following time limit: If you are unable to agree on a custody agreement by mutual agreement, the court must set a schedule that it believes is in the best interests of the minor child. In some cases, the courts order a custody/parental leave assessment by a neutral private assessor. Using the Minnesota Statutes as a reference in developing your educational plan will help you navigate the custody process much more easily, as an educational plan written in accordance with the law is instead accepted by the court. The statutes clearly define the laws relating to the custody and access of children, the laws relating to judicial proceedings and the requirements of the Court and detail the fundamental elements of an educational plan. . . .