The most frequently addressed areas of family law are divorce and divorce-related issues. However, other family concerns also require legal help. Our Stearns County lawyers help clients effectively assert their rights and protect their interests, regardless of the family matters involved. Skilled legal guidance can help you avoid an unfair property distribution or unworkable child custody plan or support obligation. Kelm & Reuter, P.A. provides aggressive representation on a cost-effective basis to ensure that your family law issues get resolved efficiently and fairly. Our attorneys have experience in all aspects of family law, including:
No matter the nature of your family law conflict, Kelm & Reuter, P.A. are attorneys who make a difference!
Child custody is often one of the most contested aspects in divorce, legal separation, paternity disputes and domestic abuse cases. The two main areas of responsibility that parents must address regarding parenting are legal and physical custody. Legal custody involves deciding about their children’s education, healthcare, religious upbringing and social activities. Physical custody involves providing for children’s daily care and their place of residence. Legal and physical custody arrangements can be joint or sole custody. Parents share responsibilities through joint custody and one parent makes all the decisions in sole custody arrangements. The parent who is not the primary custodian has visitation rights (or parenting time, as referred to by Minnesota courts). When parents cannot reach an agreement outside of court, a judge must decide for them.
Whatever family law matter you need assistance with, we make up a hands-on law firm, where your attorney works closely with you from the initial interview to the resolution of your case. Though we’re known for aggressive litigation, clients also appreciate our patient counsel and ability to get the deal done. Our commitment to your success includes a commitment to communicate throughout the process. Our law firm keeps you updated on any progress in your case and returns all phone calls and email queries.
While certain aspects of divorce, such as property distribution, sometimes are best handled through an adversarial process, others, like child custody and visitation or child support may be better suited to a cooperative process. Mediation and Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) allow parties to come together in a less contentious setting than the courtroom, to discuss their concerns and arrive at a workable plan. Our attorneys have had great success in negotiating equitable and lasting solutions.
Our attorneys in Stearns County understand your need for confidentiality. Beyond our absolute commitment to attorney-client privilege, we take additional steps to safeguard your privacy, so you can be free to choose what’s best for your family without worrying about public opinion.
The right attorney can make a difference in your divorce or other family law proceeding. To schedule a free consultation with Kelm & Reuter, P.A., call us at 320.227.6894 or contact our Sauk Rapids, MN office online.