Legal Separation | Domestic Partner | Same-Sex
When a divorcing couple is not in agreement on how to handle issues related to children, support, property, or other financials, they may need to litigate their dissolution through Court proceedings. Our attorneys work hard to reach agreements so that the Court is not left to decide what works best for you and your family. When the Court is left to decide, our attorneys are experienced litigators who can represent you through trial if necessary.
Some couples may be able to reach agreements in their divorce through the collaborative divorce process instead of through litigation. This option is suited for couples who believe that they can reach agreement on all the aspects pertinent to their situation, along with the help of their attorneys and other professionals that may be engaged to address complex issues related to children, financial, or assets. In the collaborative divorce process, couples agree to work toward settlement without Court intervention.
The court-dictated process of litigating a divorce proceeding includes alternative dispute resolution in various forms to try and reach agreements before the court intervenes. If settlement is not reached the case will proceed to pretrial and subsequently trial unless settled by the parties.
In the collaborative divorce process meetings are held between the parties and experts until agreements are reached at which time a divorce decree is submitted to the court.
Custody & Parenting Time
Custody and parenting time is considered on a case-by-case basis with the best interest of the child(ren) in mind while applying Minnesota Statutes “12 Best Interests Factors”.
Spousal Support & Child Support
Minnesota statutes guide how child support is calculated, and spousal maintenance is based on statutory factors combined with the unique factors of the case.
Property Division & Non-Marital Claims
Our attorneys have experience handing the division of property ranging from low monetary value to high value assets. What property or assets that are important to you may not be important to someone else in similar circumstances. Our attorneys can help settle property disputes, the division of assets, and address non-marital assets or property.
The first step is to speak with one of our attorneys who can review the aspects of your case and explain the various options based on the outcomes you are seeking. When unsure if moving forward is the right thing to do, they will discuss the likelihood of success, risks, costs, and other implications.