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Why You Need to Be Decisive in Your Divorce

One of the biggest mistakes people make when going through their divorce process is being indecisive with some of the key issues at stake in their divorce, or with the idea of being divorced altogether.

This is not a decision you can drag out for too long. Take the necessary amount of time to weigh over your future and whether you truly think the marriage can be salvaged. But if you’ve decided it cannot or that you’re not realistically willing to give it a shot, you need to take action and move forward, because your spouse will likely already be building their own case.

A failure to be decisive and move forward with your case could result in:

  • Losing control over your accounts and funds
  • A vengeful spouse spending through all of your money and putting you into debt (for which you will be partially responsible)
  • A spouse taking your children to another city or location, and establishing residency elsewhere
  • Falling behind in your preparations for a divorce case while your spouse is already working with an attorney

It is completely understandable to have a hard time moving forward with the divorce, especially if you were not the one to propose divorce in the first place. But a failure to act could quickly put you behind in the case, and if you’re due for a contentious legal battle, every moment counts when you’re just getting the case started.

Your first step should be to retain an attorney you feel comfortable with in working on your case. For more information about how best to proceed with your divorce, contact an experienced Minneapolis lawyer at Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A.

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  • "Tori had a thorough understanding of my situation and made excellent recommendations to resolve my concerns. She was persistent on communication and handled everything in a very timely manner. I would definitely hire her again in the future if needed." - M.K.

  • "With Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A., it is like having a family physician. They are all knowledgeable, thorough, comforting, and the only call I need to make for all my legal needs for many years to come. No matter what the matter, I totally trust their advice and commitment to me and my family." - J.N.

  • "Mary from APH Law helped me thru a difficult divorce. She and the entire staff was there for me every step of the way helping me on what to do next. They listened to what I wanted and helped me achieve what matter the most to me in the divorce settlement." - Dana C.

  • "I chose APH after my initial consultation with Mary. I felt my best interest would be represented. The entire process went excellent, the attorneys and staff communicated effectively and efficiently with me throughout the process as they needed to. Being new to the legal process and verbiage, they walked me and talked me through the next steps and the jargon, I felt completely comfortable and represented. I hope I never have to use legal services again but if I do I will call Mary at APH Law and know that I will be taken care of." - Jeff M.

  • "Divorce is a time of emotion and stress. Mary Pfeifer , My lawyer was professional and compassionate. She was very informative through the process. Her insight helped me in my decisions. She worked hard to obtain a settlement which was fair to both parties.Though, I hope I won't need her help again. It is reassuring to know a good person that is willing to help." - Rod S.

  • "I first came to Ms. Jacquelyn Lutz of Appelhof, Pfeifer and Hart in October of 2016. It was definitely the worst time in my life and she compassionately spoke with me about my options. Ms. Lutz thoroughly explained the laws, statutes, process and what to expect going forward. What was supposed to be one case, turned into three intricate cases that took a huge toll on me and my family. Ms. Lutz represented me in court on all three cases with a vast knowledge of the laws and how to proceed accordingly. During all three cases she kept me informed, calm, gave me resources to utilize, and (most important) gave me a realistic view of what may come next. Ms. Lutz knew each case required a great deal of knowledge and creative thinking on how to legally proceed forward with each case. My family and friends are forever grateful for the amazing representation by Ms. Lutz. I highly recommend Ms. Lutz for anyone needing or considering superb representation for any kind of family law. " - M.H.


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