Minneapolis Child Custody Modification Lawyer

Divorce And Family Law Services For The Twin Cities Metro Area

Circumstances change in people's lives — the courts know that. One parent may start a new relationship or remarry. The other parent may lose a job or take a new job out of town. The child may decide that the weekly parenting schedule no longer fits his or her social calendar.

If your divorce or child custody matter was handled by a court in the Twin Cities area and you need to modify your judgment, turn to Dove Fretland, PLLP. From our offices in St. Louis Park, our Minneapolis child custody modification attorneys represent clients throughout the Twin Cities seven-county metro area.

Call us at 952-479-4376 to arrange an initial consultation with one of our experienced lawyers. You may also use our convenient email contact form to describe your circumstances. We will reply as quickly as possible to arrange an initial case evaluation. We cannot give legal advice over the telephone.

Senior partner Paul Dove has been listed in Who's Who in America. Senior partner Laura Fretland and Attorney Lori McLaughlin have each received recognition as Minnesota Super Lawyers in Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine. In addition, a number of our attorneys have received Martindale-Hubbell's highest AV Preeminent* peer review rating.

Why Parents' Shouldn't Just Work Things Out Between Themselves

Informal changes to child support, parenting time (visitation) and legal residence for the child are not legally binding and can result in costly litigation if things go wrong. Everything may be fine for a while, but when an issue arises about the child's welfare or best interests, handshake deals often break down.

When it is necessary for divorced parents to change custody, parenting time or child support payments, it is best to bring a motion before the court, petitioning for a formal custody or support modification. In bringing the motion, the parent must have witnesses, affidavits or other documents to demonstrate a basis to modify custody. The court will only look at facts that have changed since the original custody order was put in place and will not revisit prior arguments regarding the original judgment.

Contact An Experienced Minnetonka Child Support Modification Attorney

Call us at 952-479-4376 or contact our offices by email to arrange an initial consultation. Our office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and we can make evening and weekend appointments by special arrangement. We offer ample free parking at our office building in St. Louis Park.

Our firm is recognized for integrity, including ethical representation, competitive hourly rate options and responsible billing policies. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover for your convenience.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.