Minneapolis – St. Paul Divorce Lawyer
At , in Lakeville, Minnesota, we believe that our divorce clients come to us to be educated. While many divorce lawyers provide limited information prior to a retainer, we provide an in-depth initial interview at no charge.
Our first priority is making sure that you have the information necessary to make educated decisions about your divorce. To do that, you need to understand what the law is in Minnesota and what your rights are in a divorce. Find out what you need to know by contacting our law firm online or calling us at 952-232-0179.
Listen to Your Divorce Lawyer and Not Your Friends
There are a lot of common misconceptions about divorce. When going through a divorce, it may seem that everyone around you is an amateur divorce lawyer. Friends and family are more than willing to tell you about what happened in someone else’s divorce in a well-intentioned effort to help. However, it is important that you hire a divorce attorney and refrain from listening to the advice of your friends.
We spend a lot a time with our clients explaining the divorce process on both a legal and practical level. As a result, we think our clients are better educated and able to make more informed decisions, whether they are going through an uncontested divorce or a contested divorce. We also think our clients better understand the nuances of the decisions they make.
From temporary orders to post-divorce matters such as enforcement of court orders, we handle all aspects of divorce. We can even provide information about whether you are eligible for an annulment or a separation agreement instead of a divorce.
Avoid a Bitter, Lengthy Divorce Battle
We encourage our clients to use attorney-inclusive mediation to settle the divorce issues such as child custody arrangements, visitation rights, alimony and the division of marital property. Attorney-inclusive mediation allows you and your spouse to resolve divorce issues on terms that are mutually agreeable. Mediation puts you in charge of your own future, rather than a judge who may impose terms that neither you nor your spouse find appealing.
As your divorce lawyer, will help identify common ground and propose financial and custody arrangements that are in your best interests. A costly, bitter and lengthy divorce battle is usually in no one’s best interest, so we strive to reach reasonable compromises.
However, if you feel strongly about your position and there is little room for compromise with your spouse, we are not afraid to take a position and go the distance. We are well-versed in high-conflict divorce and complex, high-asset divorce cases.