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Finding A New Normal After A Divorce Or Separation

Anyone considering divorce is sure to have many questions. What will happen with the kids? Will I be able to manage on my income? How does this process work? Parvey, Larson, and McLean, PLLC, understands the anxiety that often accompanies divorce, and we’re here to help guide you. We help clients throughout North Dakota and western Minnesota.

Committed To Guiding Clients In The Right Direction

Our mission is to help our clients resolve their own case outside the courtroom, in a negotiated setting, whenever possible. We believe our clients are best served by maintaining control over their own lives and not leaving these monumental decisions to the court. However, if a hearing or trial is necessary, you can rest assured we have dedicated ourselves to providing skilled advocacy in the courtroom for more than 35 years.

Our knowledgeable attorneys can help you with any of the following issues:

  • Child custody and support
  • Parenting time
  • Distribution of personal property, including cash assets, real estate and vehicles
  • High net worth asset division
  • Business valuation
  • Social Security and retirement planning
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Division of tax-deferred accounts, including traditional pension plans
  • Division of debts and liabilities
  • Domestic violence, including physical, emotional, or verbal abuse
  • Chemical dependency or drug abuse
  • Non-marital property determinations, including tracing and forensic accounting, as necessary

If we have learned one lesson in our careers, it’s that there is no such thing as a “simple divorce.” We are determined, skilled, and organized attorneys who will look out for your best interests at every turn.

Legal Considerations In Divorce

To obtain a divorce or marital dissolution in North Dakota or Minnesota, one of the parties seeking it must have been a resident for six months before commencing the case.

Both states recognize no-fault divorce involving “irreconcilable differences” or an “irretrievable breakdown” of the marital relationship. North Dakota also recognizes at-fault divorce in cases of adultery, extreme cruelty, willful desertion, willful neglect, abuse of alcohol or controlled substances, or a felony conviction

When it comes to custody and parenting time, North Dakota and Minnesota laws may differ in details, but family court systems in both states recognize child’s best interests as the guiding principle.

Property division issues in both North Dakota and Minnesota divorces can be complex. A family court in North Dakota will consider unique factors when determining whether nonmarital property will be divided. In Minnesota, all property obtained during a marriage is presumed to be marital, whereas nonmarital property is recognized as separate.

Call Today To Learn More

When you are experiencing this life-changing event, you need an attorney who will look at the whole picture and ensure your concerns are addressed at every turn. Contact our office in Fargo today at 701-347-1383 or fill out our contact form online.