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Protecting Yourself as You Prepare for Your Divorce

Whether you have decided to file for divorce or have just learned of your spouse’s intention to do so, here are some steps you can take to protect yourself, your children and your assets:

  • Consult an attorney: Divorce attorneys are knowledgeable on the steps you should take to protect yourself before divorce proceedings begin. Let their knowledge be an asset to you as you move forward.
  • Gather and copy all important records: These records could include a birth certificate, diploma, tax documents, real estate records, financial statements and other personal documents. Keep your copies in a safe spot.
  • Close joint credit cards if necessary: Be sure to inform your spouse of your decision to do this before you actually take this step. This would prevent your spouse from racking up expenses out of spite.
  • Keep a record of marital property and non-marital property: This will help with the property division process once the divorce actually begins.
  • Place all valuables in a secure location: You don’t want these objects to mysteriously vanish right as the divorce is about to begin.

For more tips related to putting yourself in the best possible position before your divorce, speak with a skilled 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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