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White Bear Lake Custody Lawyer

Child Custody And Parenting Time Attorney Serving Forest Lake, White Bear Lake And The East Metro

I am Susan C. Thurston, a family law attorney in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. I represent parents throughout the east metro and the Twin Cities region in child custody and parenting time disputes. I have more than 30 years of experience in family law practice, as well as the legal knowledge and courtroom skills to benefit any parent who seeks to obtain or defend his or her custody and visitation rights.

If you are a parent and you are divorcing or estranged from the other parent, I can help you:

  • Obtain a custody arrangement that serves the best interest of your child
  • Protect your parental rights
  • Establish a schedule for parenting time/visitation
  • Establish your parental rights through a paternity test
  • Defend your parental rights in a custody dispute
  • Enforce your parental rights if the other parent refuses to observe the custody agreement

A custodial arrangement for your children should provide continuity and stability in their routine and should always focus on what is in their best interests. A parenting time or visitation schedule should allow both parents to continue to participate in their children's lives and parent them in a meaningful way. Following these principals can assist in reducing the negative impact that divorce has on children.

As your attorney, I can help you achieve these goals through negotiation, mediation* or litigation in court. If it is appropriate to seek full custody due to domestic violence or abuse, I can help you obtain this as well.

Consider Your Options; Consider Your Attorney

It is important to carefully consider your choice of a child custody attorney. Your choice could have a long-term impact on your ability to communicate and cooperate with your former spouse or partner. If your case is handled poorly, not only do you risk receiving an unfavorable parenting time arrangement, you also risk losing the spirit of cooperation with your coparent that is vital to the well-being of your children. .

As a highly experienced and respected family law attorney, I understand the dynamics of child custody cases and the importance of long-term relationships between parents and their children. Rather than break down communication or escalate any conflicts with your parent counterpart, I will work to find common ground wherever possible, while defending and protecting your rights as a parent.

Contact Me | Experienced Child Custody Lawyer Susan C. Thurston

To discuss your circumstances in a free consultation with an experienced White Bear Lake custody attorney, contact me at the law office of Susan Thurston, P.A., today.

*Susan C. Thurston is a qualified neutral mediator under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice.

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Susan Thurston, P.A.
4856 Banning Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Phone: 800-747-6649
Fax: 651-429-0817
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