At Meinerts Law Office, we know that each family and each divorce is unique. Attorney Merlyn Meinerts brings goal-oriented problem-solving skills to each client and each divorce action.

Our practice areas include:

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement enables you to avoid a property division dispute in the event of a future divorce or death of a spouse.

Legal Separation

There are several reasons why people choose legal separation instead of divorce. Many do so for religious convictions. Others want time to pursue counseling or therapy and determine if the marriage can be salvaged.

Divorce

Whatever method is best for your situation — litigation, mediation or a collaborative law approach — Meinerts Law Office, P.A. handles the complete range of divorce services including divorce with foreclosure and bankruptcy.

Post-decree Modifications

If circumstances have changed since your divorce and you need a modification in child support, child custody, child visitation arrangements or spousal maintenance, we can help.

Orders for Protection

In the event of domestic violence an order for protection may be available. The “OFP” can address many of the issues handled in a divorce case, including custody, child support and temporary housing arrangements.

Child Custody and Visitation

We assist parents with custody matters — including relocation — and help secure grandparents’ rights to custody and visitation.

Child Support and Alimony

Child support includes provisions for basic child support, medical and dental care, and day care expenses. Spousal maintenance (also known as alimony or spousal support) is available in Minnesota if one of the parties doesn’t have enough income or property to support him or herself.

Property Division

Minnesota courts will seek a just and equitable distribution of marital property in divorce. However, this does not mean that assets will simply be divided fifty-fifty. Our firm assists couples with simple to complex asset division and business division.