Compassionate Counsel for Divorce and Family Issues
In Minnesota, divorces are governed by a straightforward “no-fault” standard, meaning that the divorcing party does not need to show spousal wrongdoing to seek the decree. And child support payments require legal hearings to determine financial obligations based on income calculations and other factors. These family law matters may take an emotional toll on all parties involved. The lawyers at Reppe Law Office PLLC can alleviate your stress by handling the legal details and providing friendly, compassionate advice. You have our dependable support throughout the process of seeking a favorable resolution of your case.
Educated Attorneys Guide You Through the Divorce Process
Our attorneys seek to empower clients experiencing divorce by explaining every step of the process in clear detail. Here are some family law facts to get you started:
- Divorce — Marital debts and assets are subject to “equitable division” in Minnesota, meaning that they are divided equally between the divorcing parties. Many divorce cases involve a long legal battle over assets, financial support, and child-rearing decisions. Divorce courts usually require both parties to present a full financial disclosure.
- Child Support — Minnesota bases child support on parental income, subject to state-published guidelines. Sometimes ex-spouses make unreasonable child support demands or neglect to pay child support and the court needs to intervene.
- Child Custody and Visitation — Courts attempt to do what is in the best interests of the child regarding custody and visitation rights. If one party poses a risk to the children, the other party may present proof to restrict visitation and gain full custody.
- Spousal Support — Support discussions provide a forum to determine whether a dependent former spouse should continue to receive financial help from the more economically stable partner.
- Post-Judgment Modifications — Circumstances may change after a court issues a divorce decree. Minnesota divorce law allows for modification of custody, child support, and spousal support awards.
- Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements — Contractual agreements put in place before or after marriage provide clarity and financial protection. Courts honor these mechanisms, including provisions regarding assets and support, as long as the agreements are reasonable and both parties freely entered into them without coercion.
Reppe Law Office PLLC provides a guiding hand to help you through any family law matter.
Divorce Lawyers Help You Move on with Dignity
Divorce can be rough. Proper legal guidance prevents a difficult situation from becoming a drawn-out legal battle. The attorneys of Reppe Law Office PLLC offer you an easier path through the divorce process. Contact us online or call us at 507-645-5569 for a free initial consultation at either of our office locations. Weekend appointments are available. Our firm serves Dakota, Rice, and Goodhue counties.