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Jean Paul Agustin

  • Senior Attorney

Practice Areas:

  • Family Law
  • Civil Litigation


Jean Paul Agustin is a senior attorney in Burns and Hansen’s family law department. His practice focuses on helping clients through the difficult process of addressing disputed family law disputes.

Jean Paul combines candid advice and empathy in his legal representation of family law clients. Whether the case requires creative negotiations, aggressive advocacy, or further investigation, Jean Paul advocates for his client’s interests and goals in a cost-effective manner.

Jean Paul’s experience includes successfully litigating marriage dissolution actions, custody matters, paternity cases, third party custody actions, domestic abuse matters, and stepparent adoption cases. He has both settled and tried cases involving custody, parenting time, child support, spousal maintenance, property division, non-marital claims, and real estate. Jean Paul also handles post-decree matters regarding modification of custody, parenting time, child support, and spousal maintenance. Jean Paul also has experience drafting, negotiating, and interpreting pre-nuptial agreements. Jean Paul can guide clients through alternative dispute and evaluation processes as required in family law cases.

Jean Paul is also a Rule 114 Qualified Neutral and provides services as a mediator assisting clients and attorneys toward amicable resolutions.

Prior to joining Burns and Hansen, Jean Paul served as a judicial law clerk for Referee Mary Madden at the Hennepin County Family Justice Center, where he learned the skills to analyze complex social and financial issues in family law cases. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2014.

Jean Paul gives back to the community through the Tubman Remote Law Clinic. He is also a mock trial coach through Minnesota State Bar Association Mock Trial.

In his spare time, Jean Paul enjoys spending time with his family and friends, as well as barbecuing and cheering for the Jacksonville Jaguars.


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 2014
  • University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida
    • B.A. - 2009
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: International Studies
  • University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida
    • M.A. - 2010
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admission

  • Minnesota, 2016
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2017

Representative Cases

  • Evans v. Evans, A20-0016, 2021 WL 161975 (Minn. App. Jan. 19, 2021)

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Mock Trial
  • Collaborative Law Institute

Pro Bono Activities

  • Tubman