Divorce & Child Custody Lawyer Lisa Amundson Helps with Child Custody, Parenting Time, and Visitation Issues
Amundson Law Office, a law firm in Eagan, MN that is focused on divorce law, wants to emphasize that they are keen on helping clients with regards to child custody, parenting time and visitation issues. These issues are usually the most complicated and emotionally charged issues that couples going through divorce can face. According to Minnesota law, custody issues have to be resolved in such a way that it will be for the best interests of the child.
Lisa Amundson says, “I handle custody cases under all circumstances, whether you are working through a divorce, are pursuing a modification to a previous custody agreement, or have children but were never married, I can help. The "best interests of the child" standard is from Section 518.17 of the 2015 Minnesota Statutes. It is important to note that while it is not uncommon for parents to disagree on child custody or visitation, it's important for both parties to understand that getting into emotionally charged arguments about what is best for the kids is typically destructive and does not move the situation towards the best resolution.”
According to the law, there are various kinds of custody. Physical custody provides a parent the right to have a child live with him or her but it does not mean total control over all aspects of the child’s life. Legal custody provides a parent with the right and responsibility to decide with regards to issues involving the child’s upbringing, such as schooling, medical care, and religion. Typically, courts will award joint legal custody but there are some situations where sole legal custody may be awarded. Sole custody grants just one parent either physical custody or legal custody for those situations when the other parent has been shown to be unfit. However, it should be clarified that this will be based on the Court’s criteria and not just because one parent believes the other parent is unfit. And finally, joint custody may be granted to both parents even if they no longer live together.
Meanwhile, Dakota County is the third most populous county in Minnesota and those who are facing child issues are advised to consult a Dakota County divorce attorney such as Lisa Amundson. She is offering a free initial consultation and those who are interested can contact her by phone or by filling out an online form on the Amundson Law Office website.
Lisa Amundson wants to point out that taking the first step is usually the hardest part in the whole divorce process. And choosing a particular lawyer who will handle one’s divorce case is a difficult decision to make. That is why Amundson Law Office is providing a free initial consultation to any new potential client who is facing family law or divorce issues. This provides the troubled person an opportunity to ask questions and to find out if the law firm is an appropriate fit. If the new client decides to hire the law firm, they will then offer information on what to expect with regards to the process, timeline, and the legal fees to be paid. Lisa Amundson wants clients to know that there are various steps in the divorce process, which are: “filing” for divorce; filing for temporary support and custody; the discovery process; custody and financial issues; negotiations; and agreement to a settlement or initiation of the trial process.
Lisa Amundson can offer legal services for divorce, child custody, divorce planning, and family law, in Minnesota, including various towns and counties, such as: Eagan, St. Paul, Apple Valley, Burnsville, Roseville, Oakdale, Rosemount, Cottage Grove, Bloomington, Woodbury, Hennepin County, Dakota County, Inver Grove Heights, Washington County, Ramsey County, Scott County, and around the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. She is licensed to practice law in all Minnesota district and federal courts.
People who require family law attorney services can visit the Amundson Law Office website at http://www.amundson-law.com/, or contact them through the telephone or via email. They are open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, from Monday to Friday.
For more information about Amundson Law Office, contact the company here:
Amundson Law Office
860 Blue Gentian Road
Eagan, MN 55121