Ending your marriage is never an easy decision. Whether you know you want to file for divorce, or your spouse already filed, you need the right support system through this difficult emotional and legal process. There is a lot at stake, and how you approach your divorce can impact your post-marriage life in many ways.
While the future might be uncertain, you do not have to face the divorce process on your own. At Atticus Law Firm, our Stillwater divorce lawyers regularly help clients in many different situations to obtain the best possible resolution for their divorce. With decades of experience, we can help pursue the right path to divorce for your circumstances, so you can move forward in a positive position. Contact us today to discuss how we might assist you from start to finish of your case.
For a Minnesota court to consider your divorce, at least one spouse must have been living in the state for 180 days. Once you can meet this residency requirement, you can initiate a divorce by one spouse filing a petition with the proper court. The other spouse then has 30 days to file an answer, which allows them to contest certain issues in the petition if they choose.
Minnesota is a purely no-fault divorce state, which means you only need to claim that you have experienced an irretrievable breakdown of your marriage. You cannot claim adultery or other types of misconduct as the basis for a divorce. However, there are important issues that the law requires you to resolve before a judge can grant a divorce in Stillwater. Such issues include:
While the specifics of each divorce case can vary widely, the requirement to resolve any relevant issues under the law still stands.
If you and your spouse cannot agree on all relevant issues, the court will need to intervene and make the decision for you. Not only can a trial be costly and stressful, but it can render you with no control over the resolution and how the court judgment will affect your future. Our legal team works to find out-of-court resolutions through negotiation and mediation so that you can reach a mutually agreeable result whenever possible. If you need to go to trial, we will fiercely advocate for your best interests in court.
At Atticus Family Law, we know how difficult the divorce process can be, and we guide you through each step to relieve much of the stress from your shoulders. We fight for your rights under state law and your future, so please contact us today to schedule your consultation.
I hired Atticus Family Law after I could not get my case moving forward. This was the best decision I could have made. Once Alexandra Reynolds was put on my case, she worked consistently and aggressively on ensuring
The worst thing I have ever experienced in my life, my divorce, felt like a never-ending maze of financial and emotional torment. Alexandra Reynolds was there to guide me through the process. Her ability to break things down
Alexandra and the entire team at Atticus Family Law have been nothing short of amazing during what is no doubt one of the most challenging times to navigate! Her incredibly poised and professional approach with opposing counsel and
Matthew Ludt and his team were wonderful to work with. Exceptional in communication, making sure I understood every step of the process. From attentively gathering all the details, and laying out road maps of how to proceed, to
Atticus Family Law gives its clients' a positive experience during some of the most trying times in their lives. They are professional, well established, and really care about their clients. I recommend them to anyone seeking advice or
Matt was an awesome collaborative lawyer! Worked hard to make my experience easy with little worry. Getting divorced was the easiest thing I’ve done in 2020. Matt made sure it was low stress! Highly recommend.
If I was asked to rank Atticus Family Law on a 10 scale, I would give them an 11. Choosing to end my marriage was a difficult and personal decision, and Atticus made the process seamless from beginning
110% Recommend Matt and his team! They were all so great to work with and easy to get a hold of. Each one responded quickly and answered all my questions. Thank you for all your hard work Matt,
Best service in the Twin City area!
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