Child Custody Attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Protecting your rights to raise your child

Child custody and parenting time are perhaps the most important issues a parent faces during divorce or outside of marriage. Every child deserves the relationship with his or her parents that meet the child's best interests. As the parent, you need an attorney committed to protecting your parental rights and your child's right to be raised in a healthy, thriving environment.

At Fitzpatrick Family Law, we are experienced in all types of child custody and parenting time matters. We stand by your side on all issues of child custody and parenting time, including:

  • Primary (sole) or joint custody arrangements
  • Parenting time (formerly called "visitation")
  • Grandparent visitation
  • Third-party custody and visitation
  • Enforcement of orders
  • Modification of custody and visitation orders

Mediation: a tool for cooperation

Children are best served when parents maintain a cordial relationship. Through the structured process of mediation, parents can set aside enmity and agree on key points concerning their children. Mediation can be a highly effective tool, helping you preserve your children's well-being and the stability of their lives during the turbulent process of divorce. The predictability of mediation reduces the stress of child custody conflicts and puts important child-rearing decisions in your hands, rather than in the hands of the court. Fitzpatrick Family Law expertly guides negotiations toward a settlement that protects your child's best interests and your parental rights.

By your side in litigation

In certain cases, litigation may be necessary to protect your children's best interests. If negotiations fail or the other parent is a danger to your child's well-being, the courtroom provides an essential forum for establishing your parental rights. The uncertainty of litigation can add to the stress and upheaval of this time. But with Fitzpatrick Family Law at your side, you can feel confident that your children will be protected and your parental rights remain secure.

Contact a Minneapolis family law firm you can trust

Call Fitzpatrick Family Law at 612-617-0378 or contact us online to schedule a free 30-minute consultation with Shannon Fitzpatrick.