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Divorce

Full-service divorce attorney in Minnesota

The dissolution of your marriage is an emotional and stressful event. Minneapolis attorney Karen L. Ives will help ease the legal strain of divorce so that you can concentrate on the health and well-being of your family. It starts with a good initial interview for understanding your situation.

With more than 30 years of experience in family law matters, she takes your individual needs into account as she seeks the best possible results for you regarding:

  • Child custody and visitation rights
  • Child support
  • Distribution of personal property, bank accounts, stocks and other assets
  • Division of marital debts
  • Sale or possession of the marital home
  • Spousal support and temporary support
  • Issues unique to case, such as non marital claims

Family law mediator who encourages cooperation and collaboration

Mediation gives you and your spouse the opportunity to negotiate a divorce settlement in a more amicable setting by working with a trained facilitator. The mediation process fosters cooperation between partners and produces less stress and hostility than are usually associated with litigation. Mediation often reduces the time and costs of divorce, and it puts the decisions in your hands. Attorney Ives can help you obtain the most equitable divorce settlement, fair child support agreement and healthy child custody arrangement.   Collaborative Law is also a process used in appropriate family law cases where parties agree to settle their case outside of court and work with their attorneys as a team to achieve agreement mutually satisfying to all, and Attorney Ives is skilled and experienced in using the Collaborative Law process.

Family law litigator by your side

Sometimes litigation is necessary to resolve your family’s disputes. Having a strong litigator by your side can alleviate the uncertainty and stress of the arduous litigation process, and it can help you obtain the most favorable trial outcome. Through tactical trial strategies and dynamic courtroom presence, attorney Ives successfully represents clients throughout the adversarial litigation process.

Contact a family law attorney you can trust

To schedule a free consultation today, call attorney Karen L. Ives at 612-339-1660 or contact her online.