Child Custody

Dove Fretland & Van Valkenburg – Minneapolis Child Custody Lawyers and Child Support Attorneys

As family law changes in Minnesota, divorcing or divorced parents do well to take legal concerns to experienced divorce and child custody lawyers. The Minneapolis family law firm of Dove Fretland & Van Valkenburg offers experienced, effective counsel and representation.

To schedule a consultation on child custody in Minnesota, contact our Twin Cities divorce lawyers.

When Relocation of Custodial Parent is a Real Possibility

Recent changes to child custody laws in Minnesota make it more difficult for a custodial parent to move and take a child out of state. Whether you are a custodial parent in need of guidance when an out-of-state move seems necessary for your career or other purposes, or a non-custodial parent wishing to assert your parenting rights, our experienced Minnesota child custody lawyers can help.

Experience  • Creativity  • Dedication

Our Minnesota family law attorneys bring extensive experience, creativity, and problem-solving skills to the table on behalf of our divorce clients engaged in child custody negotiations, disputes, or modifications. We understand the dynamics of issues related to child custody, such as the importance of preserving parent-child relationships, questions of "grandparents' rights," child visitation or joint custody schedules, and failure of custodial or non-custodial parents to meet child support and custody transfer obligations.

Applying New 2007 Child Support Laws

Family law attorneys of Dove Fretland & Van Valkenburg are well prepared to advise parents on the effects of parenting time on child support calculations according to the new 2007 child support guidelines. The new child support calculation takes into account the amount of time children spend with each parent. Discuss your concerns with a caring, experienced child custody attorney at our Minnesota family law firm.

Mediation/Collaborative Law Attorneys

Whenever possible, we prefer to help you reach agreements regarding child custody by way of collaborative law. Collaborative law emphasizes privacy, communication, and parental control of child custody agreement negotiations.

Contact us by phone or email to schedule a consultation.

Serving clients in Minnesota, including the Twin Cities and beyond: Minneapolis, St. Paul, Princeton, Hutchinson, St. Louis Park, Edina, Golden Valley, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Wayzata, Eden Prairie, Mille Lacs, and Isanti, and other communities in Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Scott County, Anoka County, Dakota County, Wright County, Sherburne County, Mille Lacs County, Isanti County, and Carver County.

5881 Cedar Lake Road
St. Louis Park, MN 55416-1492
(952) 545-9000
(952) 545-1793 - fax
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413 S. Rum River Drive, Suite 6
Princeton, MN 55371
(763) 389-2214
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235 Hassan Street S.E.
Hutchinson, MN 55350-1769
(320) 587-6239
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