White Bear Lake, Mahtomedi Divorce & Family Law Attorney

Saint Paul, MN Divorce Lawyer | Serving the entire Twin Cities

Starting the divorce process can be intimidating and overwhelming. You don't have to go through it alone. St. Paul Divorce Layer James D. Capra can help explain your options in your family law situation and advise you on how best to proceed. Mr. Capra has extensive knowledge of Minnesota divorce law. Knowledge, combined with the ability to understand you and your objectives, can help make the entire process a little easier.

For quality divorce representation, contact James Capra, an experienced and effective family law lawyer at (651) 291-0903 for a free initial consultation.

While any family law action can be a challenging decision, it's important to understand that the actions you take now can affect the rest of you and your children's lives. As your attorney, Mr. Capra works to help you make and execute important legal and financial decisions for the best possible outcome.

Division of Property | How a Divorce Lawyer can Help You

The division of the assets that you and your spouse worked together to acquire and maintain has a very direct effect on your standard of living after the divorce. It is critical that you have an experienced and knowledgeable guide to help you through the process. The best way to understand how Minnesota's divorce laws will effect your situation is to sit down with an experienced family law attorney. To learn more about division of property, click here.

Custody & Visitation

There are two types of custody: legal custody and physical custody. Minnesota courts typically lean towards shared legal custody as it is what is typically in the best interest of the child.

Legal Custody

Legal custody refers to the right to determine the child's upbringing. This includes decisions like education, health care and religious training. Joint legal custody means that both parents contribute to making these decisions. Typically, Minnesota presumes that it is in the best interest of the child to share legal custody.

Physical Custody 
Physical custody refers to the residence, daily care and control of the child. Specifically, physical custody agreements lay out when and under what circumstances each parent is allowed to see the child.

Best Interest of the Child Statute

Custody in Minnesota is determined by Minnesota Statute 518.17, which outlines the factors a family law court would use to determine the Best Interest of the Child.