Ramsey County, MN, Child Custody Lawyers

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In many divorce proceedings, child custody can be the most strenuously contested issue. Under Minnesota law, any custody arrangement must serve the child's best interests above all else. While both parents clearly want what is best for their children, they sometimes have vastly differing views on the matter.

Pursuing a Custody Arrangement in Your Child's Best Interests

In addition to the best interests of the child, the rights of the parents play a significant role in custody cases. Parents have the right to maintain a meaningful place in their children's lives after the divorce unless the court has a compelling reason to think otherwise.

At the law firm of Askvig & Johnson, PLLP, we have 30 years of combined experience representing parents on all sides of complex custody matters. We also represent clients seeking to modify a custody arrangement. When your children's best interests are on the line, contact our Ramsey County child custody attorneys today for an initial consultation in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Saint Paul Parenting Time Attorneys Guiding You Step-by-Step

In every custody proceeding, there are two types of custody that need to be determined:

  • Physical custody
  • Legal custody

Physical custody deals with where the child's primary residence will be and arranging a parenting time schedule. Legal custody deals with a parent's authority to make decisions on the child's behalf in regard to schooling, religion, medical care and other similar issues.

In some cases, one parent will be given sole physical custody and the parties will share joint legal custody. In other cases, a parent will be awarded sole physical and sole legal custody, and sometimes the parents will agree to share joint physical and joint legal custody.

In every case, our Ramsey County child custody attorneys work diligently to secure the best possible outcome for our clients and their children. We will build the strongest case possible for you and will do everything in our power to ensure that your parental rights are protected. We will also make sure you understand how your custody arrangement will affect the amount of child support you pay or receive.

Discuss Your Custody Concerns With Our Experienced Lawyers

During a time of uncertainty, you are not expected to have all of the answers. We have extensive experience walking clients through the divorce process. We understand the fears keeping you up at night and are committed to addressing your concerns. Contact our child custody attorneys today for an initial consultation in Saint Paul, Minnesota.