Third-party custody is often requested by a grandparent or relative because they are concerned about the well-being and safety of a child in the care of the biological parents. Other times, the child has already been in the care of a relative, and the relative needs legal rights to make decisions regarding the child’s education and health care. Third parties requesting child custody in Minnesota have to show the court significant reasons why a natural parent should not have custody of their biological child. This can be difficult.
Third-party custody cases are emotionally and legally complex. At Robinson | Duffy, PLLC, we have been successful in obtaining custody rights to grandparents, aunts/uncles and other interested third parties. We have also been successful in defending a parent’s right to raise his/her own children.
If you are a third party interested in obtaining custody of a child, or if you contest a third party requesting custody of your child, contact our experienced child custody lawyers.
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