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We See The Big Picture In Family Law

Helping You Have The Time You Want With Your Kids

Custody of your children may be one of the most difficult and contentious issues in your divorce. At Dwire Law Offices, in Lakeville, Minnesota, we understand this.

We will help you work out a parenting plan that gives you regular time with your children. When children are involved, our founding lawyer, Todd Dwire, will help the parties create a parenting time schedule that works for everyone involved. As parents, you know what is best for your children. The more you can focus on what is best for your children, the better things tend to turn out for everyone.

Understanding Your Joint Custody Options

Unless there is evidence of serious safety issues that would affect your child’s well-being, like abuse, joint legal custody will likely be granted. With joint custody, both parents will have the ability to make decisions about and receive information regarding their children’s lives.

There are two types of “joint custody.” These include:

  • Joint legal custody: Where both parents have decision-making powers regarding important decisions in their children’s lives, such as health care, religion and education.
  • Joint physical custody: Where both parents contribute in a meaningful, day-to-day way to their children’s lives.

In the state of Minnesota, the laws are focused on ensuring that both parents have as much time with their children as is reasonable and that they can work into their own schedules. This gives each parent more control over how scheduling will work and ensures that they will be available to their children when they have time together.

Child custody arrangements and parenting time schedules will affect the amount of child support paid by one parent to the other. Our goal is to help you and your spouse reach an agreement that you are both comfortable with. We have found that if you can agree on what’s best for your children, it will help you work better together to co-parent your children in the future.

We Will Guide You Through The Child Custody Process

At Dwire Law Offices, we understand how overwhelming the child custody process can be. That is why you need an experienced Rice, Dakota and Scott County attorney by your side to advocate for your rights as a parent. To schedule a free consultation at our Lakeville, Minnesota, law office, call us at 952-232-0179 or complete our online contact form.