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Child Custody Attorney in Burnsville

Protect & Restore Your Parental Rights with Meinerts Law

In divorces, child custody is often one of the most argued subjects between parents. Visitation schedules can also be difficult to agree on in the event of a contested divorce. Joint custody may be achieved if both parents are willing to structure a parenting plan together that is agreeable. At Meinerts Law, our Burnsville child custody lawyers are here to help guide you through visitation and custody disputes and ensure that your child's best interests are kept in mind.

There are two types of child custody in the state of Minnesota:

  • Legal custody allows parents to make important decisions regarding the child's upbringing.
  • Primary custody is awarded to the parent who will house and care for the child day-to-day.

Making Decisions in the Best Interest of the Child

If you and your spouse or the other parent of your child are unable to come to a decision outside of court, the decision of custody will be left to the judge. This means that the judge will take into consideration all of the aspects of your case and consider a number of factors to make a decision.

A few of the factors that the judge in family court may consider include:

  • Who has been the primary caretaker
  • The child's preferences
  • If the parents have a history of abuse
  • The parents' ability to spend time with the child

Protecting Grandparents' & Fathers' Rights

At Meinerts Law, we understand that relationships between family members can be confusing. In the event of a divorce, grandparents can often be forbidden from seeing their grandchildren due to the rifts between the divorced parents. Additionally, unmarried fathers may need to go to court to seek custodial rights or visitation. Whatever the case may be, our caring Burnsville child custody attorneys are here to support you.


Call our firm now at (952) 777-8886 to speak with a member of our knowledgeable legal team and set up a free case consultation.

Focused Dispute Resolution

Competent Legal Representation

Here at Meinerts Law Office, P. A, our Burnsville family law attorney is focused on providing clients with skilled legal representation. We can provide you with alternative dispute resolutions to help your family move forward in a quicker and less-stressful manner. For nearly 25 years, attorney Merlyn Meinerts has helped clients with simple and complex family law cases.

Meet the Attorneys Guiding Families Through a Tough Time.

Filing for divorce? On the verge of separation? Seasoned family law advocates at Meinerts Law can help.