Overview

At Clausen & Hassan, LLC, we know that each divorce is different and should be treated as such. Your divorce may be contested, uncontested, or even a collaborative divorce. You and your spouse may not be ready for a divorce but need to spend some time apart. No matter the circumstances, our attorneys will help advise and guide you through the process.

Marital Separation or Legal Separation Agreements
A legal separation does not dissolve the marriage, but it does provide a solution for couples who wish to part ways. A Marital Separation Agreement is a contract between you and your spouse that can deal with many issues from division of personal property to child custody arrangements.
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Contested Divorce
A contested divorce is when the parties do not agree on key issues. Going through a divorce is never easy, especially when there is disagreement between the parties. Because each case is different, some are resolved sooner than others. However, there are typically four stages in the general process:
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Uncontested Divorce
Minnesota is a no-fault state, meaning that couples only need to demonstrate that they do not want to continue with the marriage and it is unlikely they will reconcile their differences. This is commonly referred to as “an irretrievable breakdown of the marital relationship,” or uncontested divorce.
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Collaborative Divorce
A collaborative divorce is when both parties agree to reach a settlement outside of court in order to avoid a potentially uncertain outcome. This option is generally less time consuming and more cost-efficient than a traditional divorce. Both parties and their attorneys must voluntarily sign a participation agreement stating that they will use the collaborative divorce process and attempt to reach an agreement in a friendly manner.
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Divorce Trial
If an agreement is not reached between you and your spouse, the divorce will go to trial. At Clausen & Hassan, LLC, our attorneys can successfully strategize and help you through your Minnesota divorce trial. Our attorneys have extensive experience with all of the issues that come up in a divorce and will represent you aggressively to reach an outcome that is fair and in your best interest based on your unique situation.
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