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Written by attorney Matthew Eugene Ludt

Modifying Custody: Endangerment

To modify a custody order, parents often have to show that the child’s present environment endangers the child’s physical or emotional health or impairs the child’s emotional development. (1) But what is this endangerment?

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Statutes: (1) Minn. Stat. § 518.18(d) These cases: (2) In re Guardianship of D.M.S., 379 N.W.2d 605, 608 (Minn. Ct. App. 1985). (3) Ross v. Ross, 477 N.W.2d 753 (Minn. Ct. App. 1991). (4) Barr v. Barr, 416 N.W.2d 189, 192 (Minn. Ct. App. 1987) (5) Englund v. Englund, 352 N.W.2d 800, 802 (Minn. Ct. App. 1986). (6) Harkema, 474 N.W.2d at 14. (7) Taflin v.Taflin,366 N.W.2d 315, 320-21 (Minn. Ct. App. 1985). (8) Lilleboe, 453 N.W.2d at 724. (9) Ross, 477 N.W.2d at 756. (10) Sharp v. Bilbro, 614 N.W.2d 260, 263 (Minn. Ct. App. 2000). (11) Geibe, 571 N.W.2d at 778. (12) Geibe, 571 N.W.2d at 778. (13) Kimmel v. Kimmel, 392 N.W.2d 904, 908 (Minn. Ct. App. 1986). (14) Bettin v. Bettin, 404 N.W.2d 807, 810 (Minn. Ct. App. 1987). (15) Dabill, 514 N.W.2d at 595-96. (16) Krogstad, 388 N.W.2d at 383.

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