Minnesota Child Custody Attorney
Child custody cases can be one of the most emotionally draining areas of family law for our clients and their families. Parents want what’s best for their children, and the courts don’t always get it right the first time. If your child is suffering because of the time they’re forced to spend with an unsuitable parent, your only recourse may be petitioning the court to grant you full physical custody.
The child custody process can be trying even if you’re establishing a formal custody agreement for the first time. If you’re concerned about your ex having unsupervised time with your child, you’ll need to convince the court it’s not advisable. You may need to compile arrest records, evidence of substance abuse, proof of past abuse/neglect, evidence of mental health concerns, and any other information that shows why your co-parent shouldn’t have physical custody of your child.
Obtaining Sole Legal Custody in Minnesota
There are two types of child custody in Minnesota: physical and legal. Most people know about physical custody because it’s more straightforward. Physical custody refers to the residence and daily care of the children. A parent with sole physical custody has their child living in their home full time.
Legal custody consists of the ability to make decisions about all aspects of your child’s life. It could include decisions about their education, health, or religion. Generally, Minnesota courts assume it’s best for the parents to have joint legal custody even if they don’t have a joint physical custody arrangement. That way, both parents have a say in raising the child. However, if your co-parent can’t be trusted to make sound decisions for your child, you may consider seeking legal custody. It serves as an added piece of protection for you and your child.
Child Custody and Parenting Time Attorney in Minnesota
Willow Anderson of Willow Anderson Law has been an attorney since 2002, so she has experience with both straightforward and complex child custody cases. Willow is skilled in negotiating favorable custody outcomes, creating parenting time schedules, holiday schedules, communication protocols, and resolving other high-tension issues with grace.
Willow wants you and your child to feel empowered during your custody case, so she’ll always keep you in the loop and be honest about your case. She will listen to your needs and your child’s needs and do everything in her power to keep you both feeling comfortable throughout the process.
New Beginnings After Custody Cases in Minnesota
Willow Anderson Law is committed to a holistic approach to family law. This means we consider the emotional toll on you and your children in addition to legal and financial pressures. You know what is in your child’s best interest. Willow Anderson will serve as a fierce advocate for your children.
Believe it or not, there is light at the end of the tunnel. One day, you will be out of this mess. Our goal is to get you through this predicament with as little damage to you and your children as possible. We will fight for your family’s emotional health, financial security, and peace of mind. Contact Willow Anderson Law when you’re ready to take action: (612) 843-2355.