Resolving custody disputes in Minnesota

On Behalf of | Sep 2, 2016 | Child Custody

Pokemon Go is one of the most popular games of 2016. While it may promote exercise, it may also cause a child to become addicted to the game or to gaming in general. As a parent, it is a good idea to limit screen time if that is what may be in the best interest of the child. In fact, parents may be allowed to delete the game from a child’s phone or from a phone that they use.

However, the other parent may see nothing wrong with playing the game on a regular basis. If there is a disagreement, it is a good idea to solve the dispute in a rational manner. It helps neither the parents nor the child to be in a constant argument over a game that may not even be popular this time next year.

Parents should understand that going to court should be a last resort. Ideally, the parents will resolve the issue between themselves or will simply enforce their own rules when the child is with them. Typically, a parent only has limited say over how their child spends his or her time with the other parent. As long as the child is not in any danger, the most an individual can do is control how the child acts and behaves while in his or her custody.

Individuals who have joint custody of their children may wish to talk to an attorney if a dispute arises with the other parent. It may be possible to resolve the problem without the need to go to court whether or not any prior agreement or parenting plan exists. However, if informal talks don’t lead to a resolution, it may be possible for an attorney to represent an individual in court.