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Legal Representation for Divorce & Other Family Law Issues in Eagan, MN

If you live in Eagan, Minnesota and are in a difficult family law situation, please check out the links below for free information about divorce and other family law issues that may be helpful to you and your situation.

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.


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.

The court in MN will award child custody to the parent it believes is in the children's best interests. Reasons that the court will consider include:

  • The wishes of the children.
  • The relationship between the children and each parent.
  • The ability of each parent to provide for the children's physical and emotional needs.

Child Support and Alimony

Child support includes provisions for basic child support, medical and dental care, and day care expenses. The amount of child support is determined by a formula that considers both parents' income and the children's needs.

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.

Spousal support is money one spouse pays the other after a divorce. It is designed to help the lower-earning spouse maintain their living standards after the divorce.

Property Division

Marital property is all property acquired by either spouse during the marriage, despite whose name it is in. The property includes homes, cars, bank accounts, retirement accounts, and investments.

The Minnesota courts will divide marital property fairly and equitably, considering all relevant factors, such as the length of the marriage, the income and total earnings of each spouse, and the contributions of each spouse to the relationship.

Our family law firm assists couples with simple to complex asset division and business division.

What is a Wife Entitled to in a Divorce in MN?

A wife in a divorce in Minnesota is entitled to a fair and equitable division of marital property, alimony, child support, your house, and other real estate. Minnesota is an equitable distribution state. The state does not necessarily mean a 50-50 settlement of everything.

It is important to note that these are just some things that a wife may be entitled to in a divorce in Minnesota. The specific facts of each divorce case will determine what is ultimately awarded.

If you are going through a divorce, speaking with an experienced Eagan divorce attorney is vital to discuss your options and protect your rights.

Make the Right Decision for Your Family's Future.

Turn to Meinerts Law for the Guidance You Deserve.
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