Has Paternity Been Established?

We understand your child is the most important person in your life. We work hard to protect your relationship with your child and ensure your parental rights are protected through the court system as well. Child custody matters are handled differently depending on whether or not the parents of the minor child are married. If you are not married to the minor child's other parent, legal paternity may need to be established before a custody action can commence.

At Johnson Family Law, PLLC, we have experience guiding our client's through the paternity process to ensure their custody matter moves forward expeditiously.

Child Custody In A Divorce

Determining child custody and parenting time is a relevant issue in most divorces as well. In fact, this is often one of the most challenging issues in a divorce, not only for the parents involved in the proceeding, but also for the children. As a result, custody is often one of the first issues we address in any divorce proceeding. We understand the divorce process is not only hard on you, but on your child. We understand how important it is to ensure you see your child on a regular and consistent basis. The sooner that issue can be addressed, the better it is for your entire family.

The Best Interests Of The Child

When determining child custody and/or an appropriate parenting time schedule, the court will focus on the best interests of the child. Minnesota has developed a number of alternative dispute resolution processes to assist in working through custody-related issues. Courts use these processes to not only assist parents in resolving custody matters outside of the court system, but to aid them in determining what is in the minor child's best interest in the event the parties' cannot resolve their custody issues without the court's assistance. We have extensive experience navigating these processes and guiding our clients through them. For parents seeking to establish custody and/or parenting time or obtain child support, we have the knowledge and skills necessary to build strong child custody cases, whether the parties are involved in a divorce proceeding or never married.

Be There For Your Child

At Johnson Family Law, PLLC, we have experience guiding our clients through the legal presumptions related to legal and physical custody and parenting time. We regularly work with other family law professionals who are equipped to help with your custody proceeding, such as mediators/evaluators, Guardian ad Litems, custody evaluators, parenting consultants and parenting time expeditors.

We Will Protect Your Relationship With Your Child

When something as important as your relationship with your child is at issue, turn to Johnson Family Law, PLLC. To schedule an initial consultation with one of our attorneys, call 651-243-6240, or contact us online.