Washington County, MN Family Law and Divorce Firm Delivers Intelligent Legal Representation

Helping solve problems for families in Stillwater, Dakota County, Burnsville, Eagan and Woodbury, MN

Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A. focuses on helping families navigate the legal issues they face. We listen carefully to fully understand your situation, and we give you the information you need to guide your decisions. We won’t sugarcoat the situation or lead you to believe that solving any kind of legal problem is a walk in the park. But with our 30 years’ combined experience on your side, you can feel confident that we will work hard to help you achieve your goals.

Comprehensive family law representation

Our firm provides high-quality legal representation in a variety of family law matters:

  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Alimony/spousal support
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Parenting time and visitation
  • Domestic abuse
  • Orders of protection
  • Harassment restraining order
  • Post-decree modifications
  • Grandparents’ rights
  • Division of assets, including complex cases
  • Division of debts
  • Relocation
  • Contested and uncontested divorce
  • Legal separation
  • Adoption
  • Paternity
  • Termination of parental rights
  • Child protection
  • Third-party custody
  • Relative caregiver custody

We understand that you and your family are going through rough times. Whether you are the plaintiff or the defendant in a family law case, we have the knowledge and experience to provide intelligent, thorough representation.

Divorce in Minnesota

A divorce, also known as dissolution of marriage, is typically complicated and time-consuming. Our attorneys aim to reduce the stress of your divorce. We assist clients in every divorce situation:

  • Contested divorce
  • Uncontested divorce
  • No-fault divorce
  • High-net-worth divorce
  • Same-sex divorce

At Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A., we understand that even though your marriage is over, your relationship with your spouse is likely to continue if you have children. We believe parents, not courts, are in the best position to decide what type of custody and parenting-time arrangement works for your family, so we go the extra mile to pursue a fair agreement with your spouse. We also understand that agreements are not always possible. In that case, we put our extensive courtroom experience to work for you.

Exploring the differences between legal separation and dissolution of marriage

Divorce may not be right for you for personal, religious or cultural reasons. A legal separation is much like a divorce. Both include custody, parenting time, child support and, if appropriate, alimony orders. The parties can also ask the court to issue an order dividing the marital assets and debts. The major difference is that in a legal separation, you remain legally married.

We help you decide which path is right for you. Whether you choose to pursue a legal separation or a final dissolution of marriage, we guide you through the process and help you find stability again.

Call our Oakdale family law attorneys for a free consultation

Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A. serves clients throughout the Washington County, Dakota County, Burnsville, Eagan and Woodbury areas, with convenient locations in Oakdale and Braham, Minnesota. We have more than 30 years’ combined experience. Contact us online, or call us at 651.760.7524.