Jeffrey R. Arrigoni of Arrigoni Law Office, has been a lawyer for over 36 years and provides advice and representation across the broad spectrum of divorce, mediation and family law for individuals and families in Woodbury, Oakdale, Stillwater, Cottage Grove and throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. Below is a brief description of some of the main areas of practice.

Child Custody

Jeff Arrigoni has conducted numerous child custody trials and has worked extensively in the full range of contested custody matters, including claims of emotional, mental, physical and sexual abuse, and other complicated issues. Jeff has dealt with child custody matters within the context of divorce or dissolution as well as other situations, including adoptions, the issue of grandparents’ rights to custody or visitation, and paternity. There are unique laws relative to custody in a paternity case versus a divorce case. In particular, if a child is born to parents who are not married at the time the child is born, there are different laws relative to a father or mother’s initial rights concerning custody prior to an adjudication of paternity. It is essential that if there are disagreements or if a custody dispute is imminent, that the party immediately consult with an experienced family law lawyer. The ending of a marriage can be just as traumatic for the children of the marriage as for the separating parents. Mr. Arrigoni has extensive experience handling child custody matters, including contested custody cases involving issues of abuse and violence, and is extremely sensitive to how custody disputes affect his clients. He has successfully settled and litigated a range of custody-related issues, such as:

  • Parenting time
  • Visitation
  • Custody trials
  • Paternity
  • Adoptions
  • Grandparents’ rights

Please visit our child custody page for more information about these issues.

Child Support

Minnesota law has changed in regards to child support. A Parenting Time Schedule and a Visitation Schedule can impact the calculation of child support under current Minnesota child support laws. See the webpage on child support for important information. Both parents have a duty to support their children. Minnesota has adopted child support guidelines that apply to all cases and are based upon the income of both parents, the number of children, the cost of raising a child at different income levels, and the availability and cost of medical support. We assist with all child support-related issues, including:

  • Child support calculation
  • Paternity with regard to collecting child support
  • Modifications of support orders
  • Enforcement of support orders

For further information, please see our child support page.


Jeff is a trained ADR/Neutral Mediator and a trained Parenting Consultant and can serve your case in any type of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process, including mediation, Rule 114 neutral, and early neutral evaluation (including both social early neutral evaluation and financial early neutral evaluation). He is also available to work through parenting time disputes and other issues through parenting consulting or the parenting time expeditor process.

Orders for Protection

Jeff helps victims of domestic abuse obtain orders for protection to protect the victims, their children, and other family or household members from violent or threatening behavior. As an experienced Woodbury family law attorney, Jeff knows how domestic abuse issues and concerns can arise in a divorce situation and how domestic abuse can impact important facets of a divorce, such as child custody and visitation. The Arrigoni Law Office helps victims obtain the protection they need, but also defends clients unfairly charged with domestic abuse allegations and helps protect them from being unfairly disadvantaged in a divorce or custody proceeding.

Effective Legal Representation from an Experienced Family Law Attorney in Woodbury

From prenuptial agreements to appeals, Woodbury family law lawyer can help you with your family law matter. For sound legal advice and professional representation from a family law attorney with over 36 years of experience in courts in and around Minneapolis and St. Paul, call Jeff at (651) 738-1400 for a free, initial consultation. Too frequently, people attempt to handle family law matters themselves, usually with the goal of saving time and money, but as a result, they often must deal with delays and other difficulties. If you are searching among Woodbury family law attorneys for the right lawyer to handle your divorce or other family law matter, please contact the Arrigoni Law Office at (651) 738-1400 for a free initial consultation. We can help in your time of need.