Divorce is one of the most difficult events people experience in their lives. A spouse, who was once a trusted partner and confident, is now a rival with jagged emotions and intimate familiarity. Within that thunderstorm of animosity, the most important decisions must be made: dividing your marital wealth, assigning debt, and negotiating monthly financial support.
If there are children involved, a divorce is even more complex. When a couple’s communication breaks down during divorce, the children are affected; and when a couple’s arguments occur in the home, the children are harmed by what they hear. When decisions start to be made unilaterally by just one parent, the children are put in the middle.
It is important to protect yourself and the well-being of the children, which is why choosing a Minneapolis divorce lawyer is a critical decision. As a client, you need an attorney who will listen well, understand your needs, and have the experience to help resolve the divorce while looking out for your family’s best interests.
At Atticus Family Law, our Minneapolis divorce attorneys work to help reduce our clients’ stress while pursuing the achievement of their goals. The attorneys and staff of Atticus Family Law could be working any any other field of law but we have chosen family law because we want to see our clients walk away from their divorce protected and happy. Our family law attorneys offer personal service, treat every client as a top priority, and work tirelessly to help resolve family law issues as favorably and as fast as possible.
The state of Minnesota is a no-fault divorce state. This means that there is no requirement to prove that one spouse cheated on the other, or that neglect or abuse occurred, in order to be granted a divorce. Couples must only show that there was a breakdown in the relationship that cannot be fixed.
Why is that important? Because it means we can serve a divorce petition and the summons quickly. Upon service of the Summons, your spouse will be barred from disposing of assets, changing/ dropping insurance, and harassing you. These restraints are essential to protecting you from the fallout of your deteriorating marriage.
There are many decisions to make during a divorce, which is where a knowledgeable Minneapolis divorce attorney often becomes necessary. Our goal is to help clients make educated decisions on important topics and help families transition to the next stage of life.
If a soon-to-be ex is hiding money or squandering assets, it can often be extremely difficult to prove without an experienced Minneapolis divorce attorney. An attorney may be able to assist in this process, whether it is advising a client on how to gather evidence or hiring an expert who can prove the ex’s spending habits and misconduct.
There are decisions to be made on custody matters, which includes legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody determines who makes important decisions for the children, like medical care, schooling, and religion. Physical custody refers to where a child resides a majority of the time.
All divorcing couples with minor children will need a parenting time order that outlines where the children will spend their time, who has them for holidays, weekends, summers, etc. This is one area in which spouses can find themselves arguing after the fact if they do not have a detailed parenting plan that covers all the bases. We wiull develop a plan that is in your children’s best interests for adoption by both parents or to give to the court for inclusion in the divorce decree.
There are many other issues that may require an attorney’s assistance during a divorce — spousal maintenance, child support, division of marital assets and debts, and more. Our knowledgeable divorce attorneys help many clients ease their stress and anxiety by providing clear, reliable communication. We can help you through the entire process. Contact Atticus Family Law today to schedule an initial consultation.
Worked with me for over 3 years. Matt is awesome!
Fantastic experience working with Matt and his team. I would highly recommend!
Having worked with Matt on a couple of different legal matters I found he was/is a plethora of knowledge. Easy to talk to and listens well.
There are few things in life more devastating than a family in crisis. And nothing more serious than when children's lives are on the line. Atticus worked tirelessly, leaving no stone unturned to win our case and save
Excellent! Mr. Ludt picked up the pieces of my case after I let my first legal team go. He quickly analyzed and successfully poised me to reasonably settle my divorce. Divorce is a stressful personal time, it's dark
Matt, Jennifer, and Missy of Atticus Family Law work with people the way lawyers should. They kept us informed every step of the way, asking us questions about how we wanted to proceed with certain things and took
I have worked with the Atticus Law Firm and more specifically Matt for a number of years on a variety of legal matters, they have always been 100% professional and thorough answering all of my questions. Matt has
HIGHLY RECOMMEND! You need Matt Ludt and Atticus Family Law in your corner! A close family member of mine used Atticus Family Law for his divorce and custody battle with very complex circumstances. Mr. Ludt always was prepared
I was referred to Atticus by a former Atticus client. I am so grateful to have Matt Ludt working on my case, as he has helped me through some very difficult times over the years. He has been
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