Helping You Find Creative Solutions To Child Custody Disputes

Does your divorce involve child custody issues? We work closely with parents, helping you establish and implement custody arrangements that place a priority on the best interests of your children while recognizing your rights and concerns as a parent.

At the law office of Terzich & Ort, LLP, we represent men and women throughout the 13-county area in and around Minneapolis-St. Paul. Our partners have both been designated as "Rising Stars" in the legal community multiple times by Minnesota Law & Politics. Attorney Jodi M. Terzich has also been lauded as a Minnesota "Super Lawyer" for 2009.

Call our Maple Grove office to make an appointment at 763-391-7354.

The Best Custody Arrangements

In our experience, the best custody arrangements are the ones you work out cooperatively with each other. When you cannot come to an agreement, the court will determine custody for you.

We have a comprehensive understanding of the best interest factors that the court considers when making a physical custody determination. We will carefully review each concern with you so that you have an early sense of your likelihood of success. We will identify for you the factors that we believe support your case and those that mitigate against you. We will be your advocate with the court, making certain your position is understood, clarifying issues for the court, and responding to any concerns or questions from the court.

Protecting Your Rights In Decision-Making

We will also work hard to protect your right to legal custody, or the right to participate in decisions regarding your child's upbringing, such as education, health care and religious training. Though the presumption in Minnesota is that the parents share legal custody, the court can consider factors that support a finding of sole legal custody.

We will carefully explain the difference between legal and physical custody labels as well as parenting plans, and help you determine whether joint custody, sole custody or a parenting plan is best suited to your situation.

When we work with parents in custody matters, we make no presumptions until we look at all of the facts, evidence and circumstances. We will look at all the different options and help you move toward a custody agreement that is in everyone's best interests. We also assist clients with child custody modifications post-decree.

Set Up Your Appointment

To set up an appointment, call our Maple Grove child custody lawyers at 763-391-7354 or email our firm. We are available to meet with clients weekdays during regular business hours and evenings by special request. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.