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.
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.
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:
When you work with Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A., we help you negotiate a divorce settlement agreement that resolves these issues.
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.
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.
With an office in Oakdale, 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.
"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.