We believe that no two families are alike and thus there is no one-size-fits-all remedy when a marriage ends or when co-parents are at odds. We also believe that no one benefits by making the process more difficult than it needs to be. Our focus is on providing clients with the tools and information to make meaningful decisions and avoid unnecessary litigation. To discuss your case with a family law attorney, schedule a consultation using the button below.
At Sheridan & Dulas, P.A., we provide honest legal counsel to help you make informed and practical decisions regarding all child custody matters. We also provide strong advocacy in contested custody proceedings to fight for you when you and the other parent cannot come to an agreement.
There is no blanket approach to property division that will be right for everyone. At Sheridan & Dulas, P.A., we work with clients to achieve a fair and equitable outcome upon divorce.
We know how important a grandparent relationship can be for children, which is why we provide experienced legal representation for a visitation or custody matter involving grandchildren.
Our team of skilled and experienced attorneys is dedicated to helping you navigate the complexities of difficult cases. We believe in providing our clients with all the information they need so that they are able to make informed decisions about their case, while always being mindful of achieving their goals.
At Sheridan & Dulas, P.A., we do not try to push clients in a particular direction; instead we look at each client’s specific goals and the unique facts of their case to provide the best representation possible.
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Andrew Hunstad is honest, truthful, knowdependable, always responds asap, and has made my divorce case the best experience I've ever had with an Attorney. With absolutely no thought I could get what was fair from the divorce, Andrew made sure I got what was fair and I'm extremely pleased and thankful. Hands down, Sheridan & Dulas is the #1 place to go to for your divorce case. If you're able to, ask for a consultation with Andrew Hunstad... you won't regret it!
Feeling lost, with the pending divorce after 19 years of marriage, I reached out to Andrew T. Hunstad of Sheridan & Dulas, P.A. He gave me the best advice " Get a good therapist because I am not. But I am an excellent attorney." He had my back through the entire process. And that was worth every dollar I spent.
Andrew was methodical and calm and wise and dug in to get the complete information, but remained calm and friendly and available to me as if I was his only client. In the end, he went to court without me even there. I met him once, briefly; which in hindsight seems outrageous for a person who's legal work amounts to several million dollars worth of settlements. I couldn't be more happy with what Andrew accomplished for me and for how kind he was doing it. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a divorce attorney.
We wanted to sincerely thank you for all of your expertise over the past few years. We will be forever appreciative of the patience you exhibited toward us. We could not have done it without you. Your professional manner impressed us every step of the way. Thank you for taking such good care of us throughout a difficult process. You are outstanding at what you do.
I friend recommended I talk with Andrew Hunstad after my first attorney stopped communicating with me. I decided to hire him to take over my case.. Andrew was very professional and responsive to my calls and emails. From the beginning, Andrew listened to me. I told him what was important to me and he did not forget. Divorce is not much fun but finding someone who can explain the law, communicate my concerns, and deliver made it easier. Take my advice, talk to him before you hire anyone else.
DeAnne, my thanks for all of your work and expertise. You never failed to inform and often spent time to calm my fears. You very generously guided me through a difficult time and process. Without your help I know I would not have the life I can now look forward to.
Mr. Hunstad, When we first met, we discussed my concerns related to the divorce and spousal maintenance, amongst other things. You were candid in your advice and told me what I needed to hear. Your understanding of the law and the emotions involved saved me from making a costly mistake. You literally saved me $7,000.00 each month. Thank you, again.
Thanks DeAnne, you're the best! Thanks for everything, you are the wonderful that has touched my life.
Mr. Hunstad - I cannot thank you enough for your help over the last few months. The divorce was difficult enough but it was easier having a lawyer that would tell me the truth.
I hired Andrew for my divorce. I couldn't have made a better choice. His hard work secured maintenance and financial security for my family.
Minnesota is a no-fault divorce state, so no grounds for the divorce need to be stated in the divorce petition. The fact that one of the parties wants a divorce is considered sufficient evidence that the marital relationship is irretrievably broken.
No. The divorce action will proceed, though there may be disputes that need to be resolved concerning child custody, parenting time, financial support, and property division.
Not in Minnesota. In fact, spouses can continue to reside together during the divorce.
No. State law does not provide a judge with the authority to require a party to attend marriage counseling. The judge’s goal will be to accomplish the divorce as quickly and efficiently as possible, provided that all outstanding issues are resolved in a just manner. The court will focus on the issues of child custody, parenting time, child support, spousal maintenance, and property division.
No. Whether the property is marital or non-marital property depends on how and when it was acquired and how it was maintained during the marriage. Documentation is extremely important.
There is no age at which children are allowed to pick where they want to live. Courts in Minnesota always decide child custody and visitation matters in a way that is in the “best interest” of the children. In a particular case, the court may consider the wishes of a child in making its decision, depending upon the circumstances and the maturity of the child.
Every case is unique, so there is no one answer to this question. Divorce in Minnesota can be completed in just a few days, or it may take years, depending on the issues. Most divorces can be accomplished in six to 18 months.
The language included in the blank county forms simply does not cover the topics required to appropriately resolve issues related to children, financial support, and property division. We strongly recommend parties seek out the advice of counsel to dismiss those myths, understand their rights, and not create a much larger problem caused by not using the correct legal words or phrases.
A permanent spousal maintenance order in Minnesota remains in place indefinitely until a court order modifies or terminates the obligation. Either party can file a motion asking the court to consider increasing, decreasing, or terminating a spousal maintenance order at any time, assuming that it is a modifiable order.
In this blog post, lear more about the difference between supervised and unsupervised parenting time.
Minnesota courts often mandate that a noncustodial parent must pay child support. Falling behind on a child support obligation can happen for a variety of reasons. The law firm of Sheridan & Dulas can help parents request child support modifications from their family law courts.
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