Stay Connected To Your Children After Divorce
When parents go through a divorce, so do their children. Most parents want to minimize the impact it has on their children. When you want to be sure you are getting the parenting time that is in your children’s best interest , you need the help of a skilled Minnesota family law attorney.
At Frieders & Kuhn, L.L.P., our law firm has decades of experience representing people in the Rochester area with their family law needs. We know how much influence child custody arrangements have on a child’s development, and we want to be the attorneys who help you obtain the custody terms that are best for you and your children.
How Is Child Custody Determined In Minnesota?
Normally, a separating couple will first attempt to resolve things outside of court, which includes custody negotiations. If the couple cannot reach agreeable terms in their negotiation, they will then take their custody issues to court for resolution.
When a judge decides the custody and parenting time issues, their primary goal is to uphold the children’s best interests by considering factors such as:
- The age of the children
- The children’s reasonable custody preferences
- The proposed arrangements of the parents
- The medical, psychological and educational needs of the children
- How primary custody can impact the children’s lives
- If either parent is a danger to the children
- The emotional health of the parents
When a divorce reaches the courts, our goal as your legal representation is to present all of the information that a judge needs to grant a decision that benefits you as well as your children. Once a custody arrangement has been decided, we can also help you pursue a child support agreement that reflects the needs of the children and their custody arrangement.
Let Us Act On Your Behalf
Confronting divorce, child custody or other family law issues on your own can risk receiving an outcome that is less than you and your kids deserve. Instead of taking those chances, let us work with you to find an effective approach.