Family Law Attorneys Serving the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro
One of the hardest things in any divorce or child custody dispute is that your relationship with your children will change. It is very likely that you will not spend the same amount of time with your kids as you did prior to your divorce. In spite of these realities, an experienced lawyer can help you and your children move forward from this difficult time. The experienced, compassionate family law firm attorneys of Jensen, Mullen, McSweeney & Meyer, PLLP, can help you achieve your goals.
Every custody dispute will be decided on what the court considers to be in the best interests of the child. Courts have broad discretion in determining what exactly is in a child's best interests. Therefore, your lawyer must be able to make a persuasive case on your behalf. Our family law attorneys share your custody and parenting time (visitation) goals and will work hard to see them accomplished.
There are two components to each custody matter: legal custody and physical custody. In most divorces, parents will share legal custody of the children. In fact, Minnesota law presumes that joint legal custody is in the best interests of the child. Under joint legal custody, each parent has equal rights in determining major issues relating to the child's upbringing, such as religion, health care and education.
Physical custody involves where the child lives and parenting time (visitation) arrangements. There are obviously a number of variables that can impact your specific goals. You can rely on our law firm to assist you to meet your goals for physical custody and parenting time. Feel free to review our sample parenting plan and parenting time expediter prior to contacting our law firm.
Call locally at 952-893-5532 or e-mail our law firm to schedule a consultation.
Jensen, Mullen, McSweeney & Meyer, PLLP, serves clients in Minnesota cities such as Bloomington, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Eden Prairie, Edina, Eagan, St. Louis Park, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Burnsville, Woodbury, Minnetonka, Richfield, Chanhassen, Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove, Plymouth and others throughout Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, Scott County, Anoka County, Wright County and Carver County. Regional Nicknames: Twin Cities