Twin Cities divorce attorney Christopher M. Banas concentrates his practice in all areas of family law, including a growing focus on the collaborative law process. Chris Banas works with clients in St. Paul, Minneapolis, and other Twin Cities suburbs.
Chris Banas has been recognized for his experience and knowledge in this area:
St. Paul, MN divorce attorney Chris Banas assists clients with a wide range of family law issues, including: divorce, child custody, spousal maintenance, property division, paternity, adoption, domestic abuse, non-traditional relationships and parenting matters , as well as appeals and cases involving interstate and international custody and support.
He also has earned a reputation for finding creative solutions to meet the needs of non-traditional families with issues such as custody, adoption, and parental rights, including grandparent's rights and third party custody and alternative custodial arrangements.
Minnesota Law & Politics Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2007 & 2008
"Divorce is emotional, custody battles are emotional. When you mix the facts with the case, when you're talking about dollars and children, it's emotional," said Banas, one of Minnesota Law & Politics ' "Rising Stars" picks of the year. Banas said for every one of his male clients that feels he got a raw deal, he works with a female client who feels cheated as well. "I've seen both sides," he said. . .The new law took effect just over a year ago in January 2007. One of the law's two major new features is that both parents' incomes are now considered to determine child support. "That in and of itself is a revolutionary change with respect to Minnesota and how they've approached child support," said Banas.
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