Contested & Uncontested Divorces in Minnesota
The decision to dissolve a marriage can be one of the most difficult decisions a person makes. Despite statistics showing an upward swing in the divorce trend, every divorce is personal and every divorce is different. You need a whole law firm, not just one attorney, that understands the personal unique nature of your divorce. Hire a law firm that is experienced and knowledgeable about the details relating to the divorce process.
Whether the divorce is uncontested or contested, there is always anxiety surrounding the divorce process. From fear is about the process, to how child custody will be decided, to how their property will be divided, an experienced lawyer is essential to help you through the process.
Our firm has over 15 years of experience successfully assisting clients through their divorces. Our experience, paired with our understanding of the individual and personal nature of each divorce makes our law firm uniquely qualified to provide clients legal representation.
While divorce is the right option for many couples, it is also a complicated and sometimes terrifying process. In a contested divorce, the spouses have disagreements concerning some aspect of their divorce. Their dispute many times relate to (1) their children (child custody, parenting time, visitation); (2) property or asset division (including whether an asset is non-marital); (3) division of debts; or (4) the award of spousal maintenance.
Contested divorces typically require the parties to participate, at least in part, with the court process before the divorce can be finalized. Divorce—especially ones that are contested—are complex. When a spouse contests a divorce, he or she needs to file documents explaining the issue and his or her side of the argument. The parties will not be divorced one day, or even months, after the divorce is filed, the contested divorce process takes some time.
In a contested divorce, you need experienced and aggressive legal representation to make a favorable outcome on your behalf more likely. We highly encourage an individual involved in a contested divorce to speak with an experienced Minnesota divorce lawyer who can inform them of their legal rights and ensure they are fully protected.
An uncontested divorce is where the parties agree to many, if not all, of the basic terms of the divorce. An uncontested divorce can make for less hostility and less time in court, especially if the divorce is handled by a law firm experienced in handling uncontested divorces.
Uncontested divorces typically only take a few months to conclude—sometimes uncontested divorces can be completed quicker (our firm have been able to complete an uncontested divorce in as little as two weeks). Uncontested divorces are encouraged by the court as couples many times—especially when children are involved—must continue to work together even after the divorce is completed.
Even in an uncontested divorce, it is highly encouraged to obtain experienced legal representation as there are many terms contained in a divorce settlement that must be worked out individually and that can have significant implications even after your divorce is completed.
We have implemented a proven process to efficiently and effectively assist our clients to reach an uncontested divorce agreement acceptable to the court while protecting our clients' legal rights.