St. Paul child custody attorney Allison Maxim explains how a non-custodial parent can change their parenting time in the divorce decree under Minnesota law. The need for modification in parenting time may arise due to changing circumstances and needs of the children as they grow up.
There is a way to change parenting time. Under Minnesota law, there’s a statute that allows for modification of parenting time. This is a statute that the courts try to make it as easy as possible for parents to modify a parenting time schedule, because it’s presumed that as children grow, their needs change, and circumstances change, so that parenting time may need to be modified. If you have parenting time, say, where you have every other weekend with your child and you want to have more time with your child, you can ask that the court increase that time under the modification statute. What you have to show is that it’s in your child’s best interest to have more time with you.