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Hands-On Support Throughout The Divorce Process

When two people get married, they never expect a divorce to happen in their future. When a marriage does end, it is normal to feel overwhelmed, frustrated, angry or just plain sad.

At Burns & Hansen, P.A., we have helped a wide range of clients in Minneapolis and across the Twin Cities area overcome their most difficult divorce challenges. Family law is a major area of practice at our firm, and our attorneys dedicate their full time and attention to every case they take. With so much on the line, we will work to understand your goals and build an effective strategy to secure an outcome you can be happy with.

Uncontested Divorce · Contested Divorce · Legal Separation

In Minnesota, divorced spouses cite financial troubles as one of the major causes for the failure of their marriages. At Burns & Hansen, P.A., we have found, too, that disputes over finances can destroy a relationship:

  • One group of spouses alleges that they make all the money, and the other group cannot get a handle on their spending.
  • The partners cannot decide together on major purchases for the family.
  • One spouse refuses to keep records, cannot balance the checkbook and runs up “over-limit” charges on the credit card. It drives their partners, and their divorce attorneys, crazy.

Common Questions About Divorce In Minnesota

How long does divorce take in Minnesota?

If your divorce is uncontested — meaning that you and your spouse agree on the terms of your divorce and cooperate to reach an agreement — your divorce could be finalized in about four weeks. However, disagreements can make the divorce process longer. Please see our overview of divorce duration to learn more.

What are grounds for divorce in Minnesota?

Like most states, Minnesota is a “no-fault divorce” state. That means you don’t have to prove fault on the part of your spouse in order to get a divorce. If your marriage is irrevocably broken, that is the only grounds you need to get a divorce.

How is marital property divided in Minnesota?

In Minnesota, marital property is divided on the basis of “equitable distribution.” Note: “equitable” does not always mean “equal,” although in many cases an equitable division of assets and debts does lead to an equal division between the spouses. Please see our overview of marital property division to learn more.

Cost-Effective Strategies And Creative Solutions For Legal Problems

If one of these scenarios, or something like it, matches up with your experience, and you have decided to file for divorce, contact a Minneapolis divorce attorney at our office. We will discuss your situation in relation to Minnesota property division and alimony law. We will guide you through the process and negotiate a reasonable divorce settlement. While most cases settle out of court, if your spouse will not be reasonable, our attorney is a skilled trial lawyer and will take your case to court.

We have extensive experience handling complex divorce situations such as those involving hidden assets and divorce for individuals with high net worth.

Call 952-232-5991 or contact our office online to discuss family law issues, including divorce, legal separation, support, alimony, property division and other financial aspects.

We also assist with prenuptial agreements and other aspects of family estate planning.