Minnesota Parenting Time & Visitation Lawyer

If you are a parent facing or considering divorce, concern over how your child or children will handle the change - along with protection of their futures and your close relationships with them - may be dominating your thoughts. At the Dittrich Law Firm, we empathize and agree absolutely with the principle of putting your kids first.

Child custody is an emotionally volatile area of family law subject to many misconceptions. In a free consultation, attorney Gregory Dittrich can help you gain a clear understanding of current law and the factors courts consider. We can help you see options and set achievable goals.

Proven, Trustworthy Counsel for Custody Decisions and Disputes

It is important to understand that finalizing a divorce requires orders covering:

• Legal custody - establishing whether both parents or only one are to have input into decisions on your child's education, health care, religious training and certain other key aspects of life

• Physical custody - establishing where the child will primarily live and who is responsible for daily care

We take pride in offering honest, ethical divorce and child custody counsel focused on the best interest of the child. Our practice is balanced in that we advocate equally well for mother's or fathers' rights, and we have obtained positive outcomes for many St. Paul area clients through negotiation, mediation and litigation.

Detailed Parenting Plans Based on Family Needs and Goals

Thorough analysis and preparation is often essential in targeting a parenting time (or "visitation") settlement that can work for everyone. We help you work through the considerations involved in seeking primary or joint custody and crafting a parenting plan based on real-world scheduling challenges and needs.

In some situations, a man or woman has good reason to want to limit or restrict a divorcing spouse's involvement with children. Attorney Gregory Dittrich approaches situations involving domestic violence, cruelty or abuse, addiction and other factors with care and determination, applying his strong background in litigation to build the strongest possible case.

We help people in Washington, Dakota, Ramsey, Hennepin and other Minnesota counties make informed decisions and take assertive action on child custody matters. In addition to divorce cases, we are here to discuss and move forward with post-decree modifications of custody, parenting time or child support when circumstances justify a change. Contact us today for help addressing these critical issues.