Woodbury Attorney Handling Child Custody Complications

Some custody disputes involve the child being in a dangerous situation such as a parent abusing drugs and alcohol. In these cases, the court will act quickly and speedy settlements are common. Whether your custody dispute is divorce-related, a modification or a grandparent or another emergency custody petition, the court's focus will always be on trying to make the decision that is in the best interests of the child.

At Kniess Law, LLC, in Woodbury, Minnesota, we have a wealth of experience in handling complex custody disputes. Led by attorney Michelle M. Kniess, we will seek amicable solutions through negotiation of child custody agreements that will be approved by the court and amicable for everyone involved. If that is impossible, as in situations of endangerment, we protect your and your child's rights aggressively in courtroom litigation.

Issues That Affect Parents

It is important for a parent to maintain his or her own health and well-being in order to ensure a child is being properly cared for as well. If a parent cannot care for him or herself due to a range of issues, the child needs to be in the care of others. We help parents on either side of these types of complicated custody issues when a parent is struggling with:

  • Alcohol abuse
  • Illegal drug use
  • Prescription drug problems
  • Mental illness issues
    • Depression
    • Bipolar disorder
    • Schizophrenia

Modifying Child Custody Arrangements

An initial child custody order is created with the best interests of the child in mind. However, if a parent is unable to maintain the child's health and well-being due to the parent's own issues, a modification to the order must be sought out as soon as possible. The other parent can petition the court for a change to the custody agreement and will need to show evidence of the parent's inability to continue the same arrangement.

Contact Kniess Law, LLC ∙ Protecting Children In Complicated Custody Cases

Let us help you understand your rights regardless of which side of a custody case you are on. Contact us using our online form or call our office today at 800-713-0691. A free consultation with our lawyer is offered.