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Burnsville Fathers’ Rights Lawyer

Helping Fathers in Minneapolis & throughout Minnesota

There are many situations in which a father may need to establish or secure his parental rights. Whether your child was born out of wedlock or you are looking to ensure you get the custody and visitation you are entitled to, our experienced fathers' rights attorney in Burnsville can help you fight for you. These cases tend to be complicated and highly emotional, and you deserve someone on your side to support you in court. We are committed to helping fathers in the Minneapolis metro area and throughout Minnesota secure a positive relationship with their children.

The fathers’ rights lawyer at Burns Law Office is an experienced litigator who is not afraid to go to court. Contact us today at (952) 260-6376 to discuss your case.

Our Paternity Attorney Can Help You

In Minnesota, a biological mother is automatically the custodial parent when a child is born out of wedlock. A paternity test can confirm your biological connection to your child so that you can petition the court to obtain custody and visitation rights. Paternity is also essential when determining who is responsible for child support.

Our fathers' rights lawyer in Burnsville can help you with any parental rights issue, including:

As a father, you should know your rights. You do not want to be denied access or a meaningful relationship with your child. If you are the custodial parent, you may be in a position where you need a child support order modified. As children get older, their needs change, and you may need to increase the child support payments you receive.

If you are in a situation where you have been ordered to pay child support for a child that you do not believe to be yours, an experienced paternity lawyer can help you challenge your paternity and appeal the child support order.

What legal rights do unmarried fathers have in Minnesota?

An unmarried father has no legal rights to custody or visitation until paternity is established. Once paternity is established, then the father is considered a legal parent and can petition the court for custody or visitation rights. Additionally, once paternity is established, the parent who does not have custody becomes responsible for paying child support.

Do moms have more rights than dads?

Though many people often assume that mothers have more rights than fathers, that is not the case. Courts in Minnesota do not give mothers preference or additional custody rights. Instead, courts focus on creating a custody agreement that is in the best interest of the child. Courts will consider which parent is best able to provide for the child physically, financially, and emotionally when determining custody.

We Take a Proactive Approach

At Burns Law Office, we take the time to get to know you and hear your story. We know that it can feel like everyone is against you, but you are not alone in this. We believe in supporting fathers.

Our fathers’ rights lawyer in Burnsville has 25 years of experience handling child custody, child support, and paternity disputes. We believe in providing detail-oriented legal representation that puts you and your needs first. When you need an aggressive advocate fighting to protect your rights as a parent, call Burns Law Office.

Reach out to us today at (952) 260-6376.


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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