Same Sex Divorce

Both married and unmarried couples have always had to deal with questions of financial responsibilities, property and parental rights. Gay and lesbian couples know this better than anyone. For years, their relationships were not legally recognized in Minnesota, but now, these couples can enjoy the same benefits of marriage as heterosexual couples.

Along with these benefits, however, come the challenges of same-sex divorce.

Experienced Minneapolis Lawyers To Help You Through

Whether you and your partner are married or unmarried, the attorneys at Dove Fretland, PLLP, can help you understand and protect your rights when your relationship dissolves.

We have more than 30 years of combined experience in Minnesota family law. We are dedicated advocates for families, no matter what form they come in. We are here to help you find solutions to issues of child custody, property division, support agreements and more during this difficult time.

Finding Cooperative Solutions While Standing Up For You

Divorce is often a contentious and frustrating time for couples. Rarely do both parties agree on big issues like who will have primary custody of children and how marital assets will be divided. Even argumentative times can be approached with understanding and negotiation, and it is often in a family's beset interest to work together as much as possible when divorcing.

We know how to use opportunities for collaborative divorce when possible to help our LGBT clients arrive at divorce agreements that work for their personal goals. Our experience has shown that couples who can retain control over decision-making, rather than handing over control to a judge in court, often walk away with a more positive outlook. This is especially important when trying to foster cooperative relationships between parents who will have to work together to raise children after a divorce is final.

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.

Start the process by calling our offices in St. Louis Park at 952-479-4376 (toll free at 800-579-0664). We can also be reached online via email to arrange an initial consultation.