Child Custody & Visitation Guiding Families Through Life's Challenges for Over 3 Decades

Burnsville Child Custody Lawyer

Get Dedicated Legal Representation from Burns Law Office, Serving Minneapolis & Surrounding Areas

Parent with child custodyNavigating through a separation can be challenging, particularly when children are involved. Crafting a child custody and visitation plan is crucial, and our dedicated legal team is here to support you every step of the way.

At Burns Law Office, our Burnsville and Minneapolis child custody lawyers assist families in reaching equitable child custody arrangements and visitation schedules. We prioritize your needs and advocate vigorously for your parental rights. With us, you're valued beyond your case number.

For assistance with child custody and visitation during your divorce, Burns Law Office is ready to help. Contact our child visitation attorneys today at (952) 260-6376.

Our Child Custody Attorney Puts Your Child’s Best Interests Firstre is Our Top Priority

The court's main focus in custody cases is the child's well-being. If parents can't agree on a plan, the court will decide on physical and legal custody. Physical custody covers the child's living arrangements and time spent with each parent, while legal custody involves making key decisions about the child's upbringing.

Factors the courts weigh when deciding custody include:

  • Parental preferences
  • Children's choices, if mature enough
  • The quality of parent-child relationships
  • Children's involvement in school and community
  • Children's special needs, whether educational, medical, or other
  • Parents' ability to meet the child's various needs
  • Incidence of domestic violence

We understand the importance of stability for children. The courts also consider the parents' co-parenting capabilities, including dispute resolution and cooperation potential.

During a divorce, your children's welfare is paramount. Our seasoned Burnsville and Minneapolis child custody attorneys can guide you to a custody and visitation agreement that safeguards your child's best interests and your parental rights.

We Are Experienced Mediators

Custody disagreements are not uncommon. When parents have differing views on their child's best interest, our lawyers can offer mediation or alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services. If a resolution isn't possible through ADR and court becomes necessary, you'll want a tenacious litigator by your side. Our visitation attorneys at Burns Law Office are prepared for trial and will passionately represent you and your family.

Ready to Discuss Your Case? Call (952) 260-6376 for a Free Consultation Today.


Former Clients Share Their Experience with Our Firm
  • “We would not hesitate to recommend him to any of our friends and family.”

    - Kelly M. & Thomas Z.
  • “Since he only does family law he has done a lot of divorces so nothing in my case was new to him. John is very professional!”

    - Matt
  • “They all seemed to know Mr. Burns well and they respected him and trusted him which meant that they trusted what I had to say too.”

    - Robert

Why Choose Burns Law Office

  • Award Winning

    Mr. Burns has been identified as a Super Lawyer, Who’s Who in Family Law and Dakota County’s Heroes Award among others.

  • Impeccable Reputation

    Mr. Burns has an impeccable reputation in his community for going the extra mile. He is well respected by the Judges, colleagues and his clients.

  • Experience

    Mr. Burns has nearly 3 decades of legal experience focused exclusively on family law. He's helped nearly 3,000 families find the resolution they needed.

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