Family Law & Dissolution (Divorce)

Central Minnesota and Willmar area Family Law and Divorce (Dissolution)

We concentrate our family law practice in counseling and representing individuals in a complete array of family law matters, including adoption, divorce, property division, child custody and visitation, spousal maintenance (alimony), post-divorce, premarital agreements, paternity, and related areas.

Our firm provides attorneys with concentrations in many distinct practices, including corporate, business, entrepreneurial, tax, intellectual property, estate planning, and virtually all other civil areas. This depth can assist in minimizing business disruptions that can result from family law disputes, while at the same time providing invaluable counsel as to business valuation, ownership, succession planning, and other unique issues presented in divorce and post-divorce contexts.

Whether in early neutral evaluations, mediation, or at trial, or in premarital, divorce, post-divorce, or out-of-wedlock settings, our family law practice has the skill, experience, and care to effectively advocate on behalf of individual clients toward desired results.


Children’s issues are often brim with emotion. Our firm has handled direct and agency adoptions, in-state, interstate, and internationally. The resolution of custody, parenting time (visitation), and child support issues has a lasting impact on entire families. Our practice is equipped to deal effectively with these issues, whether in a marital, post-marital, or out-of-wedlock setting. We have expertise in assessing unique issues such as interstate custody and child support disputes. We understand the importance of resolving these matters as amicably as possible, and bring experience, compassion, patience, and tenacity to the settlement of these compelling issues.

Property Division

Our practice has particular emphasis on the economic aspects of marriage and divorce. This emphasis includes consideration of the valuation and division of complicated marital assets such as corporations, proprietorships, partnerships, professional practices, stock, stock options, retirement plans, and pensions. We have the experience to counsel individuals on the implications of the complex legal and economic issues arising from family relationships. This experience helps to resolve these intensely personal disputes in the most efficient and effective manner, whether it be in settlement by negotiation, early neutral evaluation, or mediation and at trial. We recognize that avoiding disputes at the outset of marriage can be accomplished in an effective fashion. We bring experience and expertise to the table in drafting premarital agreements (also known as prenuptial agreements) that can creatively protect personal and business wealth, as well as provide competent succession planning in the event of divorce or death of a business principal.