Minneapolis Divorce And Family Law Attorney

Divorce And Family Law Services For The Entire Twin Cities West Metro Area

There are very few times in our lives when we are confronted by anything as emotional as divorce. We plan our futures and build our lives around our marriage and our family. When we can no longer make our marriage work, it is only natural that we let our worries get the best of us.

We are the Minnesota divorce and family law attorneys of Dove Fretland, PLLP. Since 1983, our firm has been helping people make it over the emotional hurdles, frustrations and fears that are part of divorce. From our offices in St. Louis Park, our lawyers represent clients throughout the Twin Cities seven-county metro area. Call us at 952-479-4376 to arrange an initial consultation with one of our experienced Minneapolis divorce and family law lawyers. You may also use our convenient email contact form to describe your circumstances. We will reply as quickly as possible to arrange an initial case evaluation. We cannot give legal advice over the telephone.

We Help Find A Solution That Works Best For You And Your Family

Nobody wins in divorce. Minnesota is a no-fault divorce state, meaning that either party may file and both parties will receive a fair division of marital assets. Divorce is not just the end of your marriage — it is also the beginning of your new future. Our lawyers understand what divorce is all about and we know how to find solutions that will help protect your rights — today and five years after the dust has settled on your divorce decree. Wherever you are in the Twin Cities metro area, we can help you get through this with your parenting rights and financial interests intact.

The Deepest Commitment, Backed By The Highest Credentials

We offer personalized client service, responsive communications and in-depth knowledge of the divorce process in all courts in the seven-county Twin Cities metro area. Senior partner Paul Dove has been listed in Who's Who in America. Senior partner Laura Fretland and Attorney Lori A. McLaughlin have each received recognition as Minnesota Super Lawyers in Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine. In addition, a number of our attorneys have received Martindale-Hubbell's highest AV Preeminent* peer review rating.

We Work Hard To Keep Your Costs And Your Emotions On An Even Keel

Divorce doesn't have to be acrimonious. Many divorcing couples are able to reach basic agreements about marital property and even parenting time after a few hours of negotiations or mediation. We are members of the Minnesota Collaborative Divorce Professionals. When we meet to discuss your family circumstances, we will focus on what you want and need for your future. We will explain how the courts are likely to view your situation and present collaborative divorce options that can reduce the need for a costly trial.

While we value negotiation, litigation does play a key role in our success. If your case requires a strong presence in court, we will provide that for you. Our top priority will be to find the right solutions for you and your loved ones.

When involved in a complex or family law dispute, it is important to make sure that your interests are fully protected. In the event your spouse is unwilling to work out a common-sense solution, you will have the full knowledge and experience of our entire team on your side of the courtroom. Sometimes, complex divorce issues such as alimony and spousal support will remain contentious throughout the process. There is no other way than to stand up and fight for your rights.

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Call us at 952-479-4376 or contact our offices by email to arrange an initial consultation. Our office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and we can make evening and weekend appointments by special arrangement. We offer ample free parking at our office building in St. Louis Park.

Our firm is recognized for integrity, including ethical representation, competitive hourly rate options and responsible billing policies. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover for your convenience.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.