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Family Law Attorney MN

Ronald Berglund Law Office is a Family Law Attorney MN.

What is Family Law in MN?

  • Marriage Dissolution (Divorce)
  • Child custody, visitation and child support
  • Spousal support (maintenance)
  • Paternity
  • Domestic abuse
  • Modification of decrees
  • Prenuptial agreements

Today it is estimated that over 50% of all marriages end up in divorce. Divorce is never easy. Everyone suffers– the spouses, their children and even their friends and relatives.

Once couples have exhausted all alternatives, most just want to get through the dissolution process. Once the legal proceedings are completed, the couple can begin the healing process and – hopefully- move forward peacefully and amicably.

To achieve this desired result, it is helpful to have legal representation that helps you make informed choices and decisions about your future and your family.

Issues That Arise in Divorce

Among the numerous issues to be are the division of marital property, including real estate, personal effects, investments, and retirement funds.

Also important are issues of child custody, visitation, child support, and spousal maintenance. The financial burden of suddenly having to maintain two households instead of just one and whether the family home should be sold are also critical issues.

Prenuptials

If the parties executed a prenuptial agreement prior to the marriage it also needs to be considered. “Prenups” are primarily used to protect assets acquired or inherited before marriage, but they can also protect assets acquired or inherited after the marriage.

In some cases, both parties to the prenup have been married previously, and want to make sure their respective estates pass to their children from a previous marriage (rather than their current spouse) in the event that they die or file for dissolution of their new marriage.

Berglund Law Office is available to discuss your options and alternatives. We take the time to listen to your concerns and provide informed feedback. Together, we can work hard to devise a strategy to help you achieve the best outcome.

We like to “think outside the box” to help you and your spouse arrive at a “win-win” solution. We know that even the most amicable divorces are stressful. Husbands, wives and children are suddenly faced with big changes and the future can seem uncertain and frightening.

Whenever possible, we encourage clients to explore settlement rather than pursue the more expensive and risky adversarial approach. However, where settlement proves to be elusive we are fully prepared to litigate.

We pride ourselves in educating our clients about the key issues and make sure they understand the long-term consequences of their decisions. We are strong supporters of divorce mediation and collaborative practice, knowing that these techniques can often save time and money and reduce conflict. Most important, we understand that every case is unique. We take the time to learn about you and your family so we can provide you with legal counsel and advocacy customized to your unique situation.

 

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