St. Paul Child Custody Lawyer

Of all the aspects of family law, the most grueling negotiations are often over child custody. Divorcing parents might be willing to compromise on issues such as spousal maintenance or property division, but child custody and visitation concerns are entirely different. I know this not just as a family lawyer but as the parent to four children myself.

Not only is it the most contentious issue in a divorce, but it's also the most emotionally draining, the scariest — all kinds of adjectives apply. But when it comes down to it, it's also the most important aspect. Property and money can be replaced, but children are irreplaceable and invaluable.

Be Sure You Work With Someone You Can Trust

Because the stakes are so high, parents in St. Paul will want to be sure they work with an attorney who will work diligently to protect their parental rights. I approach this responsibility with the utmost seriousness. I know that the process can be overwhelming for parents, and you can trust me to do everything I can to fight hard for you, whether via a settlement or in the courtroom.

In addition to traditional custody arrangements, I am also adept at handling cases involving parenting time disputes. I also work with people seeking custody of a child they are not directly related to — an aunt or uncle, for example, who wishes to have legal custody of a child he or she has been raising.

I'm eager to discuss your situation with you. Please call me at 651-447-7069 or fill out my online contact form.