Divorce Attorney In St. Paul

Going through the process of a divorce can be a very stressful time for everyone involved. Divorce is a very complex legal process in the state of Minnesota and there are many subjects that need to be addressed in the process. 

If you have made the decision to file for a divorce, it is important that you consult with a family law attorney. When working with our law firm, you will have an experienced attorney who is easily accessible, patient, tech savvy and efficient so that you can save on attorney costs. We offer free consultations to help you determine what your next steps need to be. 

What To Expect During The Divorce Process

Every divorce has its own unique circumstances and needs to be treated as such. Although every divorce is unique, there are some main items that will need to be addressed throughout the process. Although it may be overwhelming to think about and create a plan for all of the items below, hiring the right divorce attorney will help take the weight off your shoulders.

  • Child Custody & Parenting Time: The most important aspect to consider when in the divorce process is your child’s happiness and stability. It will be important to figure out legal custody of your child and to figure out a parenting schedule that works for everyone.
  • Property Division: During the divorce process, you will need to determine which assets and debts are marital and non marital. A non marital asset is considered something that was owned before the marriage or was inherited.
  • Child Support: The amount of child support necessary will typically be determined by the state guidelines. These guidelines take into account each parent’s income and what the parenting time arrangement is.
  • Spousal Support: Alimony is something that is used to assist one spouse with their monthly living expenses. This is something that needs to be considered when one spouse has the financial ability to support the other.
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Megan Hernandez

I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs help with custody, child support or mediation.

Steph R.

He was aggressive in court and commanded the respect of the judge. I definitely recommend him!

Keegan Melton

He was very thorough at explaining everything to me and walking me through the process.

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Mark Crowder

He was upfront and honest about what to expect (during this process) and his rates. I only wish I found him sooner.

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Contested vs Uncontested Divorces

Contested and uncontested divorces are very different from one another. It is important to know the difference between the two because it will change the attorneys fees you are expecting to pay and it will determine how smooth the process will be. 

  • Contested Divorce: A contested divorce is where you and your spouse are not in agreement on some items in your divorce. Some of these items are child custody, parenting time, child support and spousal support.
  • Uncontested Divorce: An uncontested divorce is where you and your spouse have reached an agreement on child custody, parenting time, child support and spousal support.
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Contact An Experienced Divorce Attorney

At the Law Office of Clarence Patterson III, our team is dedicated to helping and representing you. You will have an experienced attorney who is easily accessible, patient, tech savvy and efficient so that you can save on attorney costs.

Our firm primarily serves the areas of Ramsey County, Washington County, Hennepin County, Dakota County and other areas around Minnesota. If you are in need of an experienced family law attorney in Minnesota, please contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation.

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Clarence Patterson III is the founding attorney of the Law Offices of Clarence Patterson III. The firm is rooted in the principle of “Protecting Rights & Improving Lives.”

The underlying premise of Mr. Patterson’s success is that he is not just “practicing” law, he is dedicated to obtaining results that clients need and expect.

Mr. Patterson recognizes that there is no such thing as a “small case.” Which is why he is dedicated to being by the side of his clients throughout the duration of their legal matter.

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The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. The Law Offices of Clarence Patterson III's legal team is licensed to practice law in Minnesota. We invite you to contact us, but please be aware that contacting us does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until an attorney-client relationship has been established.

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