Prior Lake, MN Divorce Attorney Serving the South Metro
Divorce sucks. But it can be easier when you have an attorney with extensive divorce experience and with a conscience who won’t create additional conflict to get more money out of you. That’s where our divorce lawyer comes in.
Our divorce attorney in Prior Lake, MN is proud to have experience on the client-side. She understands and empathizes with what you’re going through because she’s been there. Our goal is to make things easier for you and to guide you every step of the way.
We guarantee your case will be handled as though we’re helping our own family. You can trust us to be your fiercely loyal advocates who will fight for what’s best for your family.
How Uncontested Divorce Works (in 5 Steps)
Getting divorced is gentler when a couple can go the preferred, uncontested route. If you and your soon-to-be-ex are able to come to an agreement, this is how things will go:
1) Attorneys draft an agreement
2) You, your spouse, and your attorneys sign the agreement
3) Attorneys file agreement with the court
4) 2-4 weeks pass
5) Voila, you’re divorced!
How Contested Divorce Works (in 5 Steps)
This is the one that Hollywood’s always making movies about. That ever so popular argument scene from Marriage Story? That’s what many contested divorces look like, and it’s awful.
Contested divorces can be miserable for everyone involved, but sometimes it’s the only option. Here’s a common timeline for a contested divorce:
1) You hire your attorney and they file a petition on your behalf. This can take anywhere from one to three weeks.
2) The Petitioner or Response is served personally on your spouse.
3) The judge schedules an Initial Case Management Conference about three weeks after paperwork is served on your spouse.
4) You’ll almost certainly be ordered to go to some form of mediation or string of mediations.
5) If you haven’t come to an agreement on one or all issues, you’ll attend a pretrial and the judge will schedule a trial.
6) The trial occurs. It’ll take anywhere from one day to a few weeks, generally. That doesn’t include preparation for trial that you’ll do with your attorney.
7) The judge issues an order. They have 90 days after the trial ends to file it so you can view it.
WHEW! That’s a lot of steps. Unfortunately, they don’t happen quickly most of the time either. The entire divorce process can take well over a year in many circumstances.
But, you can come to an agreement with your spouse at any moment in that timeline and be done, done, done. You are then able to wash your hands of this process.
Therres Law will help you navigate the legal system to help it work FOR your family instead of AGAINST your family.
Contact Us Today for Your Free Consultation!
At Therres Law Office, our divorce attorney is welcoming, personable, and collaborative. Our team offers a comforting presence and give helpful guidance from a place of genuine care.
But when it comes to unfair negotiations and unfriendly courtrooms, our claws come out. We are probably all that stands between you and an overwhelming judicial system, so we take it very seriously.
We’re eager to wield our experience to help you feel safe and self-assured as you negotiate terms that affect the most precious part of your life — Your family. Call 952-226-2223 for your free consultation!