Dove Fretland & Van Valkenburg – Minneapolis Divorce Lawyers and Child Custody Attorneys
Marital dissolution is an emotionally wrenching personal and family matter. At Dove, Fretland and Van Valkenburg, we understand how difficult a divorce can be. Our experienced attorneys will listen to your concerns and help you address the practical issues and decisions you are facing. To schedule a consultation on any aspect of Minnesota divorce, contact our Minneapolis area divorce lawyers.
Division of Assets and Debts • Child Support • Custody of Minor Children
Family court procedures typically require detailed valuation of assets, division of pensions and debts, and evaluation of spousal maintenance needs. Most critically for a family, child custody agreements and child support calculations must be completed before a divorce decree can be finalized when children born of the marriage are still minors.
Experience • Creativity • Dedication
Our divorce lawyers bring extensive experience, creativity, and problem-solving skills to the table on behalf of our clients engaged in divorce. We understand the dynamics of divorce, which sometimes bring about charges of domestic violence or attempts by spouses to protect interests unjustly by way of hidden assets.
Applying New 2007 Child Support Laws
Family law attorneys of Dove Fretland & Van Valkenburg are well qualified to ensure that our clients' best interests are protected as the new 2007 child support laws take effect. Instead of using net monthly income of the paying parent, new child support calculation guidelines look at both parents' gross incomes, and take into account the amount of time children spend with each parent. Aspects of the new Minnesota child support laws affect daycare contributions, medical insurance, and uncovered medical expenses.
Mediation/Collaborative Law Attorneys
Minnesota divorce lawyers Laura K Fretland, Jane Van Valkenburg, and Richard J. Schieffer are ready to assist you as you face the challenges of divorce. Whenever possible, we prefer to help you reach agreements regarding asset division, alimony, child custody, and child support through a collaborative law approach. Collaborative law aims to foster reasonable communication and place divorcing spouses in control of the decision-making process leading to a satisfactory final divorce decree.
Move on with your life confidently with the support of our experienced, compassionate divorce lawyers. Contact us by phone or email to schedule a consultation.