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Family Law

Our attorneys practice in the area of family law and offer a variety of services to assist families through trying times. Our lawyers are knowledgeable and experienced in representing clients in divorce, custody, child support, spousal maintenance, and property division proceedings. Our attorneys also assist with inter-family disputes and offer a wide range of services from advising clients on how to work through a conflict to representing clients through a divorce/dissolution. Our attorneys work hard to obtain the best results for each of our clients.

Our Family Law attorneys acknowledge that divorce, child custody, and other family disputes can be emotionally trying to families. With a focus in the area of Family Law, our lawyers understand that extra care must be given when emotions run high. Going through a divorce can be one of the most emotionally devastating and stressful times you and your family can experience. We believe it is important in our practice to be supportive of our clients while they are experiencing transition in their families.

Our St. Paul lawyers are ready to offer our clients the support and attention they need. We can offer you the knowledgeable and experienced legal advice and representation that you deserve. We have the experience to deal with the many issues that may arise during the marriage dissolution process. We will assist with inter-family disputes and can offer a wide range of services from advising our clients on how to best work through conflicts to representing them through the divorce process. Our attorneys work hard to obtain the best results possible for our clients.

Divorce can be difficult. We are available to help you benefit from our years of knowledge and experience. If you are looking for representation, our attorneys are devoted to helping people like you with family law issues. At McCullough & Associates, P.A., our attorneys represent clients in divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, paternity, third party child custody, interstate and international child custody and support matters. Our lawyers will work with you through your options during this difficult time.

Divorce:
Minnesota has a no-fault system for divorce or in the modern term “dissolution”, meaning you need not prove that you are entitled to a divorce. The bad acts of either spouse are irrelevant in obtaining a divorce; however, these acts may affect the outcome of some of the terms of the divorce. Our attorneys recognize that divorces can be an emotionally difficult time. We work closely with our clients to explain the legal realities of their situation and work to restructure their family in way that works best for them. Read more about Divorce …

Custody:
There are two forms of custody, legal and physical. Legal custody is the right of a parent to make decisions about a child’s upbringing, including medical and schooling decisions. Physical custody is the right of a parent to have a child live with him/her and includes day-to-day parenting. Sole or joint custody may be granted depending upon each family’s situation. Our attorneys assist clients in determining a custody arrangement that is workable for them. Read more about Custody …

Parenting Time:
Parenting time may be awarded if it is in the best interests of the child. If parenting time is awarded, a parenting/visitation schedule must be created. Most times, parenting schedules depend largely upon the age of the child and the ability of the parents to communicate. Our attorneys work with each client to create a parenting schedule that is tailored to their unique family. Read more about Parenting Time …

Property:
Upon divorce each spouse generally retains his or her non-marital assets, which may include property owned prior to marriage, gifts, and inheritance. Non-marital assets may require elaborate and detailed tracing to show that the property is truly non-marital. Non-marital property may become marital property if each spouse contributes financially to property during the marriage. The court will then divide the remaining marital property in an equitable fashion. Read more about Property …

Alimony:
Alimony or the more modern term spousal maintenance may be awarded to a spouse in a dissolution proceeding. This determination is based upon the need of one spouse as compared with the other spouse’s ability to pay. A spouse’s need is determined by comparing the standard of living during the marriage with the spouse’s ability to be self-supporting. Alimony may be granted on either a permanent or temporary basis. A temporary basis is considered to be a rehabilitative form of alimony, which is intended to allow some time for the recipient to return to the work face. Permanent alimony may be awarded for long-term marriages in recognition that one spouse gave up working to support the family household. Our attorneys work with clients seeking to maximize alimony payments, as well as clients seeking to minimize alimony payments. Read more about Alimony …

Child Support:
Minnesota uses a strict calculator to determine child support. Both parents’ incomes are used and compared with the allocation of parenting time, along with input of various expenses for child care and health care. Child support can be modified in certain circumstances. Read more about Child Support …