Practical And Sustainable Custody Solutions
Divorce and family law issues involving children are usually contentious and emotionally challenging. When facing a child custody dispute, make sure you work with an attorney who can help you remain levelheaded and obtain the results you need. The stakes are too high to risk going into child custody negotiations or litigation without legal representation from an attorney you can trust.
At Kniess Law, LLC, we represent Twin Cities, Minnesota, clients in a range of divorce and family law matters, including child custody disputes. Michelle M. Kniess, Woodbury child custody attorney and founder of Kniess Law, LLC, brings experience, empathy and a commitment to providing focused, personally tailored representation for clients in Washington County, Ramsey County, St. Croix County and the surrounding communities.
As a divorced mother of two, she understands the challenges of divorce and custody firsthand. With more than a decade of legal experience in addition to her personal experience, you can depend on attorney Kniess to guide you through your divorce with compassionate and knowledgeable counsel.
Child Custody Disputes In Divorce
Every divorce with children will involve some component of child custody. In most cases, the courts prefer a parenting time arrangement that a divorcing couple determines on their own through negotiations and mediation procedures outside of the courtroom. In these cases, couples create the parenting plan, which the court will then have to approve before the agreement becomes valid and active. In cases where it is impossible to reach agreements of this kind, we represent the interests of our clients and their children in litigation.
Nondivorce-Related Custody Disputes
Custody disputes often arise outside of the context of divorce, as well. This can happen when an unmarried couple with children separates, in third-party custody cases for the safety and well-being of the children, and in other circumstances. These cases may involve paternity issues, as the proper parentage must be established before a custody order can be made.
And though Minnesota legalized same-sex marriage in 2013, same-sex couples still face challenges in family and legal matters. Whether they are staying together or considering divorce, child custody issues for same-sex couples can be complex. It is important to get a knowledgeable attorney on your side to protect your family’s short- and long-term interests.
Protecting You And Your Children
Some custody disputes involve the child being in a dangerous situation. 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.
Parents will often do anything for their children. However, it is important to put your emotions aside and focus on the road ahead. Determining a sustainable child custody arrangement that works for your family is important. It can help you take the broken pieces of the past, and turn it into a beautiful future.
Contact A Twin Cities Child Custody Lawyer ∙ Kniess Law, LLC
Child custody issues can be legally confusing and emotionally challenging, so it is a great benefit to be able to talk with a lawyer early in the process. We offer free initial consultations so you can meet with an attorney, free of charge or obligation, to begin discussing your case. Call 651-393-9072 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.