Providing Stability in Troubled Times for Minnesota Families
When one or both spouses in a troubled marriage become convinced that the situation is unsalvageable, divorce is often the only alternative. Unfortunately, getting a divorce is much more complicated than simply filing the right papers at the local courthouse, especially if children are involved. The terms of a divorce settlement dictate how a couple’s property will be divided, how much money one spouse will be paying the other for child support and spousal maintenance, and who will have custody of any minor children. These are very serious issues. The best way to ensure that you obtain a favorable outcome when seeking a contested divorce or confronting any other domestic legal matter is to partner with an experienced family law attorney.
Many divorcing couples who try to dissolve their marriage without adequate legal representation are shocked by the negative outcomes that result. Careless errors or omissions in filing divorce papers can threaten the financial and emotional stability of a couple’s children and have other unpredictable consequences even when the spouses involved have the best of intentions. Having your divorce papers prepared by a paralegal or online company isn’t the best way to ensure that your interests and those of your children are protected.
Call our office and set up a time to speak with a qualified Minnesota divorce attorney. We will answer any questions that you might have and help you determine the next step.
A Family Law Attorney with Over Two Decades of Experience
For twenty-three years, Vermeulen Law Office, P.A., has been offering dedicated legal representation for Minnesotans confronting difficult family law matters, including but not limited to: Contested divorce, mediated divorce, establishing or enforcing child support orders, establishing child custody orders, adoptions, annulments, modifications, domestic abuse, visitations, mediation, and paternity.
Mediation: An Alternative to Traditional Divorce
Sometimes when a couple is in basic agreement about the terms they expect from a divorce settlement, they can benefit from mediation. In a mediated divorce, an attorney acts as a neutral third party during the mediation process. The role of the mediator is to coach and guide divorcing spouses toward an acceptable settlement. If either spouse threatens litigation, the mediation process is abandoned. By helping a couple work out the fine details of a divorce settlement in an atmosphere of mutual respect, the mediator can often spare them a great deal of time, expense, and stress. Couples who get divorced through mediation report being much more satisfied with the terms of their settlement than those who do not. At Vermeulen Law Offices, P.A., we can lead you through the mediation process.