Helping Minnesota Families Through Difficult Times

Practice Areas

Adoption

Adoption

Adoption If you have made or are considering the decision to adopt a child, consulting a Minnesota adoption attorney can offer important information about your options and ensures that your adoption proceeds as smoothly as possible. Mr. Banas is knowledgeable… Read More
Divorce

Divorce

Divorce A divorce affects one’s life at every level. Twin cities divorce attorney Chris Banas understands the emotional impact and the stress created by the breakup of a marriage and works closely with clients to ensure that the divorce process and lif… Read More
Division of Assets

Division of Assets

Division of Assets Going through a divorce proceeding or legal separation and dealing with the distribution of marital assets and property is a challenging process.  Having competent legal representation is crucial to safeguarding your financial and proprietary intere… Read More
Alimony

Alimony

Alimony In Minnesota, courts have the ability to award spousal support during marriage, while divorce or separation is pending, or as part of a divorce decree.  The purpose of spousal support is to ensure an adequate income stream for persons who are econom… Read More
Paternity

Paternity

Paternity Whether you are a mother seeking to establish the paternity of your children or a father wishing to prove or disprove paternity, the result can have a substantial impact on your life and the life of the child.  The paternity of a child can affect a… Read More
Child Custody

Child Custody

Child Custody Individuals may deal with custody issues during a divorce, after a divorce, or as part of a relationship that may not have included marriage.  At Banas Family Law, we have the experience and know-how to handle and counsel families through any family… Read More
Parenting Time

Parenting Time

Parenting Time During divorce proceedings or when parents otherwise separate, visitation and the amount of time that parents are allowed to spend with their children is a very highly debated issue, ripe with emotion and fear.  Parenting time, or visitation, is the… Read More
Grandparent Visitation

Grandparent Visitation

Grandparent Visitation Minnesota law recognizes the right of grandparents to visit their grandchildren under certain circumstances.  In order for a grandparent to be entitled to visitation, the courts will look to the situation of the parties and determine if they fall in… Read More
Third Party Custody or Visitation

Third Party Custody or Visitation

Third Party Custody or Visitation There may be situations in which a court will grant visitation or child custody to someone other than the child’s biological parents, such as an aunt, uncle, or stepparent.  Under Minnesota law, for example, a person may petition the court for… Read More
Post-Decree Disputes

Post-Decree Disputes

Post-Decree Disputes If you are not happy with the outcome of the decision that was reached in your case or if your circumstances have changed, we can counsel you on the legal options that are available to you.  If a dispute arises regarding a provision in the original… Read More
Mediation

Mediation

Mediation Most people feel they make better decisions for their own family than another person could. When people arrive at their own agreements, they tend to be more satisfied and more likely to abide by the terms of the decision. In a divorce or separation,… Read More
Custody Evaluation

Custody Evaluation

Custody Evaluation In contested Minnesota custody cases, courts are authorized to appoint a person to investigate and report on child custody arrangements: a custody evaluator. The custody evaluator functions as a neutral party to gather and present information to guid… Read More
Parenting Consultant

Parenting Consultant

Parenting Consultant In Minnesota, divorce decrees and paternity orders frequently provide for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) should later conflicts arise about the order’s terms. One of the options available to help parents resolve those conflicts is the app… Read More
Parenting Time Expediator

Parenting Time Expediator

Parenting Time Expediator Minnesota courts often appoint a parenting time expeditor during or after a divorce to help parties resolve parenting time disputes. This appointment may be at the request of one or both parties, or on the court’s own motion. While not appropri… Read More

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