Often the most contentious aspects of any divorce or separation involves parenting time (formally known as visitation) differences. Those differences can have a lasting emotional and stressful effect on both you and your children. Having fair and reasonable time with your children or sharing parenting time and responsibilities is as important to your children as it is to you. It is also important to know that third parties and grandparents may have rights to request custody and visitation in Minnesota.
At Martin & Wagner, P.A., we understand how difficult these situations can be for everyone involved. Our Rogers child custody attorneys are sensitive to your concerns and advocate for your unique legal needs. Our commitment to you is also a commitment to what is best for your children. We act in your best interests and keep the best interests of your child in mind during disputes involving child custody, parenting time and child support, as well as step-parent, grandparent and third-party visitation or adoption.
In Minnesota, parents do not "visit" with their children. They have "parenting time." The law carries a presumption that one parent will receive physical custody of the child while the other parent will receive at least 25 percent of the parenting time.
We work hard to protect your parenting time rights, whether you are involved in divorce or legal separation, a paternity suit or other legal proceeding involving custody, such as third-party custody and parental relocation.
We pursue the best outcome possible during state-mandated alternative dispute resolution (ADR), commonly called "mediation," and during all phases of divorce, paternity, third-party custody and other family law matters, whether we are in the negotiation or litigation phase of your case. We seek at all times to create a custody agreement that meets your needs while also fully addressing the best interests of your child.
We help you understand the differences between legal custody, physical custody, sole, primary, and joint custody as well as the consequences of each. We give you the factors a MN court considers during a custody evaluation.
Martin & Wagner, P.A. attorneys offer a free ½ hour consultation with our experienced child custody lawyer.
From our Rogers law office, we provide legal representation to clients throughout the Greater Twin Cities area including but not limited to, Albertville, Anoka, Buffalo, Elk River, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Monticello, and St. Michael and other communities within Hennepin County, Wright County, Sherburne County, Stearns County and Anoka County.