Minnesota Divorce Law Basics

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Divorce Law Basics and Everything You Need to Know

At Barna, Guzy & Steffen we have more than 80 years of combined experience handling divorce and family law matters such as your own. We service the Minneapolis Metro area as well as outstate Minnesota. When you have decided that you are in need of an attorney, you can turn to the divorce lawyers of Barna, Guzy & Steffen.

We understand that each case is individual and unique. We will meet with you and discuss your options and keep you informed along the way. The process is not one that should be taken without the advice of an experienced divorce attorney. Getting a divorce is much more complicated than getting married and it may take months before your divorce becomes final.

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All of our divorce attorneys are fully licensed to practice law in Minnesota. Under Minnesota Law, a divorce is called a “Dissolution of Marriage.” To get divorced in Minnesota, one of the spouses must have lived in Minnesota for at least 180 days before starting the case.

Details of Divorce: Children, Property & Settlement Picture

A divorce can be complicated when you have minor children. Likewise, any property such as houses, cars, jewelry, pensions, and more will have to be addressed. Whatever the issues are surrounding your divorce, you can trust that the divorce attorneys at our firm will assist you with all of the details.

Depending on how you and your spouse agree on these issues, you may be required to attend a certified divorce education program on custody and parenting time. Your attorney can help you with this process.

Fees & Costs

When you schedule an initial consultation with one of our experienced divorce attorneys, you will go over the potential fees and costs surrounding a divorce. These include court fees, attorney’s fees and “service of process” costs and more which vary and fluctuate depending on each individual divorce.

After Your Divorce

Modification of child support, custody or parental access is often necessary due to changed circumstances and we can continue to help even after the decree has been entered.

Why Call the Divorce Lawyers of BGS?

We work effectively, accurately, and in a persistent manner in order to resolve legal issues in the best interests of our clients. Each member of our family law staff is sensitive to the financial and personal challenges our clients face. We have been handling cases like yours since 1938 and we have the experience to help you succeed.

Our Divorce Lawyers

Our law firm is conveniently located in Coon Rapids, Minnesota and serves the entire Minneapolis metro area and beyond. If you have a family law case, please contact us here or call us at (763) 780-8500. Our family attorneys are ready to help!