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Child Custody and Visitation

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Child Custody & Parenting Time In Southern Minnesota

Many divorce lawyers present themselves with the “bulldog” image, claiming they will fight to the death over every issue. We avoid this approach, not because we are afraid to fight, but because this approach doesn’t always work. It’s expensive and sometimes the only one who wins is the lawyer. A better approach is to try and get a plan that will let you move on with your life and you need a legal team that will help solve problems, not create them. At Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office, we solve child custody and parenting time problems.

A Unique Approach to Family Law

Our Mankato and Rochester child custody lawyers focus on finding solutions. Sometimes this involves mediation and other times we go have to go to court. There is no one right solution to handle custody cases, but you need a plan and a way to get the case resolved.

Equal Rights | Parenting Plans

Many of our clients are surprised to learn that there is no automatic presumption in favor of one parent or the other regarding child custody. Most people assume that, barring exceptional circumstances, the mother will automatically get custody of the children. This is not the case anymore. The court is focusing more on “parenting plans,” in which the mother and father have a fairly equal chance for physical custody (where the child is housed) and shared legal custody (making important decisions regarding the child).

Whether you are a mother or father facing a child custody dispute, we will help you achieve the best possible parenting time solution for you and your children.

Grandparents’ Rights

Another important issue in child custody proceedings involves the rights of grandparents and other third parties. In many cases, grandparents end up being very important to the kids and important to their grandchildren’s upbringing, especially during the tumultuous times  as the parents are beginning divorce proceedings. They often feel that they deserve at least visitation privileges, if not physical custody.

We represent grandparents and parents in custody/visitation disputes involving grandparents.

Minnesota Parenting Time Attorneys | Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office


“This law firm is very experienced, very effective, and yet very personable when interacting with me throughout my nerve-wracking legal process. I’m completely satisfied with the outcome of my case. I would hire the Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office again without hesitation. And, I have since recommended them to several friends and acquaintances.”


Don’t wait to contact us | 507.625.5000

Contact us as soon as possible. The sooner you call us and get us on the case, the more time we wil have to prepare your defense. Even if you are not sure you want to hire us, call us and talk with one of our Mankato child custody and visitation attorneys. We offer a complimentary, no-obligation consultation. Talk to us and see what we can do for you.