Hennepin County Family Law Lawyers

Hennepin County Family Law Lawyers

Family law naturally involves legal matters that directly relate to your family, which makes it of primary importance for families experiencing such concerns. If you are facing a family law issue, an experienced Hennepin County family law lawyer is standing by to help. 


All of the following divorce-related matters are primary concerns of family law:

  • The terms of divorce 
  • Child custody/child support outside of marriage
  • Post-divorce modifications
  • Paternity

The Terms of Divorce

While every divorce is as unique as a fingerprint, the terms of divorce that must be resolved do not vary from divorce to divorce (as applicable), including:

  • Child Custody Arrangements – In Hennepin County (and throughout the state of Minnesota), child custody is broken down into both legal and physical custody, which is addressed in terms of parenting time. Legal custody designates who will be making the major decisions that affect your children’s welfare and well-being moving forward, and parenting time designates when the kids will be with you and when they will be with their other parent. Child custody modifications and child custody terms outside of marriage are also common family law concerns. 
  • Child SupportChild support in Minnesota is determined in accordance with state calculation guidelines. Depending upon the situation involved, however, the court may use its considerable discretion to order child support that differs from these guidelines. Child support modifications are also common family law cases. 
  • The Division of Marital Property – The division of marital property determines how the assets that you and your spouse acquired while you were a married couple will be divided upon divorce. In Minnesota, this division must be equitable, which means fair when a wide range of relevant factors are taken into careful consideration. 
  • Alimony – Alimony applies only in those divorce situations in which one spouse experiences financial hardship and the other has the financial ability to help. Alimony is typically ordered only for the amount of time that the recipient needs to gain greater financial independence. 


Paternity is the legal term for fatherhood. When a couple is not married when a child is born, paternity must be established in order for the father to establish his parental rights and take on his legal responsibilities, and for the child to reap the benefits of having both parents in his or her life. Paternity can be established voluntarily – when both parents are in agreement that the man in question is the child’s father – or either party can request that the court order a paternity determination. The establishment of paternity generally has a lot to offer everyone involved. 

It’s Time to Consult with an Experienced Hennepin County Family Law Lawyer

The accomplished Hennepin County family law lawyers at Atticus Family Law are well acquainted with the intricacies of complex family law cases and are committed to skillfully advocating for your legal rights and for your case’s optimal outcome. For more information about what we can do to help you, please don’t hesitate to reach out and contact us today.

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