When determining child custody, every attorney and judge will focus on the best interests of your child. As a parent, you likely understand the importance of giving your child the best possible chance to attain the security and stability that lead to a successful life.
I am attorney Mike Black, and I have been representing Minnesota parents and their children in custody matters for more than 30 years. I understand the importance of spending time with your children while confidently making decisions regarding their futures.
Every judge will stress the importance of ensuring that the child can maintain a healthy relationship with both parents, absent some risk of harm to the child. It is common for parents to get caught up in the meaning and logistics of the label of sole or joint legal custody and sole or joint physical custody. As a lawyer, I believe it is important and far more productive to fashion a parenting relationship first, and apply the appropriate label afterward.
It is important to understand that both parents will make sacrifices when determining child custody and that child custody does not always determine child support. This process is essentially and always about giving your children what they need.
Choose A Ramsey County Child Custody Mediator To Create Your Own Plan
Due to the intricacies involved in child support and the unique relationship each parent has with his or her child, mediation can be a preferable option for parents who want to personally tailor their child custody agreements to fit their children's needs. The court is often constrained to follow black and white labels with little room for flexibility. In mediation, however, both parents can tweak these labels and even create their own.
I have worked with more than 400 individuals, mediating their divorces and other disputes. When guiding both parties through the mediation process, I focus on results and obtaining them efficiently.
Contact Attorney Mike Black For More Information
To speak with a St. Paul child custody attorney, contact my firm via email or phone. A short phone conversation will likely help you understand your options and what next steps are available. Call my St. Paul office at 651-222-2587.