We use the term “family law” to describe legal issues involving marriage and kids, such as:
- Custody – Establishment and modification
- Child Support – Establishment and modification
- Prenuptial agreements
- Termination of Parental Rights (TPR) and Child in Need of Protection or Services (CHIPS) actions
A family law case can take months or even years from start to finish. It is important your attorney give you real-world advice and an honest assessment about your chance of success, so you can best spend your money and energy. Both Chris and Matt believe in providing as much information to the client and letting the client make the ultimate decision. If fighting on an issue makes sense to us, we’ll tell you. If we see settling an issue as in your best interests, we’ll tell you that, too. Ultimately, the decision is up to you.
The fees vary for family law, depending on the difficulty of the case. In some cases we charge a flat fee for our work, while for other cases we work on an hourly basis. The only way we can figure out a fee structure that works for you is to sit down and review your case with you, so please call us or use our contact form, so we can set a time to see how we can help.
Minnesota Child Support Calculator – this site will allow you to plug in financial data and give you a child support calculation based on Minnesota law. This is NOT a substitute for legal advice, we can make sure you are using the right numbers, it is sometimes not straightforward.
Minnesota Courts Self-Help Center – a good source for Minnesota-specific information on a variety of topics, including family law issues.
Minnesota Case Information – if you have had a family law case started against you or aren’t sure what is going on in your case, take a look on this site. Some cases will not display, but it is a place to start before calling Court Administration. You can search by case number or party name.
Minnesota Child Support Information – information from the Minnesota Department of Human Services on establishing and modifying child support using the help of the County.
Nolo Divorce and Family Law – this site provides general information on divorce and other legal issues. It is not specific to Minnesota.