Family Law

Family Law Attorneys

Divorce, custody disputes and even adoptions can take their toll on the people involved.  The family law attorneys at Melchert Hubert Sjodin help manage the emotional stress and financial stress that is inevitable in these types of situations.  Our attorneys have decades of experience and handle all aspects of family law.

Even if the other side seems to speak a different language, or if your goals feel out of reach, our team will provide constructive guidance on the available legal options. Our attorneys explain the pros and cons in each phase of a matter and help our clients make informed, logical decisions.  In an emotionally intense time, you can count on us to be diligent with the details, to bring calm and balance, and to serve as your ally as you create a new future.

Our clients include individuals that need help with:

  • Dissolution
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Custody
  • Parenting time
  • Child support
  • Paternity
  • Mediation
  • Adoption
  • Grandparent visitation


  • Child custody
    • Custody determinations
    • Third-party custody
    • Custody modifications
    • Relocation of a child with an out of state parent
  • Child support
    • Child support establishment
    • Child support modifications
    • Child support enforcement
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Divorce
    • Legal separation
    • Annulment of marriage (civil)
    • Marriage dissolution
    • Marital property division; complex financial issues and asset valuation
    • Spousal maintenance (alimony)
  • Domestic abuse
    • Orders for protection (OFP)
    • Harassment restraining orders (HRO)
  • Enforcement of existing orders
    • Contempt of court
    • Order to show cause
  • Estate planning changes
  • Juvenile court (CHIPS) cases
  • Mediation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
  • Paternity actions
  • Post dissolution services
  • Prenuptial / antenuptial agreements and postnuptial Agreements
  • Same sex marriage
  • Step-parent adoption
  • Termination of parental rights (TPR)
  •  Visitation
    • Parenting access
    • Parenting time establishment
    • Parenting time modifications
    • Grandparent visitation
    • Other third-party visitation