Child Custody & Parenting Time

Minneapolis Child Custody Attorney

Minnesota Parenting Time Attorney

At El-Ghazzawy Law Offices, LLC, we have extensive experience handling all aspects of child custody and parenting time arrangements in both divorce and paternity actions. We have in-depth knowledge of state laws and work diligently to identify resolutions that protect the well-being of your children.

Types of Child Custody

Minnesota law divides custody into 2 categories:

  • Legal custody — This grants the right to make decisions regarding the children’s education, health care and religion.
  • Physical custody — This type of custody allows a parent to make decisions regarding the children’s living situation and daily needs.

The law presumes that parents will share joint legal custody and that one parent will be granted sole physical custody. However, if your situation demands other arrangements, we will work toward another solution. Call our office at 612-659-0199 to discuss your circumstances.

Parenting Time Arrangements

Parenting time determines when your children spend time with you and when they will be with the other parent. This schedule should address regular parenting time, as well as vacations and holidays between the two households. Effective parenting time plans take into consideration both parents’ work schedules, the age of the children, any special needs of the children, and any relevant academic or extracurricular activities.

Our lawyers will work with you and the other parent to create a parenting plan that makes sense for your family. Our goal is to help you develop a plan that protects your children.

Third-Party Custody and Grandparent Visitation

Grandparents and other relatives play an important part in a child’s life. If you feel your grandchild is being withheld from you or if a child that is not your biological child has been living with you for a period of time, you may have cause for legal action. Grandparent visitation may be connected with a divorce or paternity action.

Meet With a Twin Cities Attorney

For more information about how we handle child custody, parenting time, third-party custody or grandparent visitation, please request a consultation.

Our offices are conveniently located in a stately mansion near downtown Minneapolis. Free parking is available in the lot behind the building.