Helping You Maintain Meaningful Relationships With Your Kids
Child custody disputes are some of the most contentious aspects of divorce. With the future of your relationships with your children at stake, it is important to work with an experienced child custody attorney who can help you maintain an active role in their lives.
At Montzka Legal Services, we advocate on behalf of individuals and families in Wyoming, Minnesota, and the surrounding areas who are going through divorce or dealing with contested custody as a single parent. With more than 25 years of experience, lawyer Bennett Montzka has an in-depth understanding of what the courts consider when ruling in a child custody case.
When the future of your family is at stake, rely on an attorney who knows the best way to present your case for a favorable outcome. Call Montzka Legal Services at 651-462-4200 for the honest legal counsel and forceful representation you need.
Protecting Your Children’s Best Interests
Regardless of the specific circumstances, the goal of all child custody cases is to settle in a manner that serves the best interests of the child. According to Minnesota state laws, this includes looking at such factors as:
- The impact proposed custody arrangements will have on a child’s physical, emotional, cultural and spiritual development and overall well-being
- Any special medical, mental health or educational needs the child may have
- The child’s history and current involvement with both parents
- Each parent’s ability and willingness to provide ongoing care for the child consistent with the proposed parenting time agreement
- The child’s anticipated ability to maintain meaningful relationships with each parent, siblings and other important people (like grandparents) following the break-up
- Whether domestic abuse is of concern on the part of parents or other members in a parent’s household
- Each parent’s willingness to cooperate in the rearing of their child, and to promote ongoing support and a relationship with the child’s other parent, except where domestic abuse is a concern
- The reasonable preference of the child, if the child is old enough and mature enough to make an independent, reliable choice
We are committed to obtaining results that protect your children and meet your needs. Whether you are seeking shared custody or want to modify an existing parenting time order, we strive for the best outcome for you and your children.
Handling Custody As An Unmarried Parent
Custody cases become even more complicated when the parents are unmarried. In order for a father to have custody or visitation rights to a child born out of wedlock, paternity or custody must be established by a court. Until paternity or custody is determined, a father cannot ensure contact with the child. If you have questions on paternity or custody issues, it is best to consult with a reputable lawyer before taking action.
Contact Us For Resolutions Focused On Your Family’s Needs
Our lawyer has extensive experience and an in-depth understanding of family court proceedings. We also have the skills and resources to advise you on grandparents’ rights and third-party custody cases.
If you are looking to establish a parenting time agreement or are involved in a heated custody dispute, trust an experienced attorney to protect your rights. Call Montzka Legal Services today at 651-462-4200 to schedule a consultation. You may also contact us online.