Eagan Divorce Attorneys Offer Effective Legal Solutions for Families

Handling family law disputes in Washington County, Dakota County, Burnsville, Stillwater and Woodbury, MN

When your whole world is being disrupted, calm advice from an experienced divorce attorney can help relieve the stress of parting with your spouse. The family law attorneys at Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A. are responsive to your needs, and they make sure you have realistic expectations about your situation.

What are the grounds for divorce under Minnesota divorce law?

Minnesota is a no-fault divorce state, so you do not need to have any grounds other than an "irretrievable breakdown of the marriage relationship." If the spouse seeking the divorce contends that there is no hope or desire for reconciliation, the divorce will be granted, even if the other spouse does not want to get divorced.

To begin divorce proceedings, you must show that you have lived in Minnesota for the previous 180 days.

What’s in a divorce settlement agreement?

A marital termination agreement, which becomes part of the judgment and decree signed by the court, outlines how the marital property and debts will be divided between the spouses. It addresses the issues that must be decided in a divorce, including:

  • Custody and parenting time (visitation)
  • Division of assets, including investments, real estate and personal property
  • Division of debts
  • Child support
  • Spousal maintenance (alimony)
  • Health insurance for the parties and the children

When you work with Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A., we help you negotiate a divorce settlement agreement that resolves these issues.

Contested and uncontested divorce

In a contested divorce, the spouses do not agree on one or more important issues such as alimony, division of marital property and child custody and support. If the spouses cannot negotiate a mutually acceptable agreement on these issues, the court will resolve them.

An uncontested divorce is one in which both spouses are in agreement about the terms of the divorce. An uncontested divorce requires much less involvement by the court.

Compassionate divorce representation

At Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, we establish a rapport with our clients. As we get to know our clients, they come to trust us to resolve their legal challenges and develop a plan for how they will move forward with their lives after the divorce. The divorce process involves personal and sometimes painful conversations, but we take the time to be a listening ear and a strong advocate for your interests.

Contact a dedicated Minnesota divorce attorney to discuss your case today

With offices in Oakdale and Braham, Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A. serves clients throughout Minnesota, including in Washington County, Dakota County, Burnsville, Eagan and Woodbury, MN.  Let us support you during your family law dispute. Contact us online, or call us at 651.760.7524. We are committed to protecting your interests.