Frequently-Asked Questions About Divorce

Facing Uncertainty With Your Family

When you are facing an uncertain time, whether that means divorce, child custody disputes or any other family law matter, it can stress and overwhelm you. You need the help of an experienced divorce attorney to guide you through the process.

I Will Help You Navigate Divorce

My name is Timothy Lees. I am the founder of Lees Family Law, Ltd. and have been practicing in Minnesota family law for decades, helping countless clients move on from painful family disputes, including divorce. Throughout my practice, I have encountered some questions again and again. I have listed these questions on this page, hoping that they can be helpful to you.

  1. What is the quickest way to divorce? Often, the quickest way to get divorced is through an uncontested divorce. If you and your spouse are in agreement about divorce, an uncontested divorce can allow you to decide on things like child custody, support and other things together and get the divorce completed efficiently. It is not an option in all cases, but when possible, an uncontested divorce allows for speedy resolution.
  2. How much does it cost to get divorced? Price varies based on your situation. A litigious, highly-disputed divorce will take longer and cost more than an uncontested divorce where parties are amicable.
  3. How long does it take? In Minnesota, divorce can take anywhere from 30 days to months, depending on your situation. Again, if you and your spouse can agree on certain things, it can speed up the process considerably.
  4. Can I get full custody of my kids? Minnesota law allows for two types of custody: legal and physical. Legal custody is the right to make decisions about your child, and physical custody means making decisions about the child’s day-to-day life. The court will make the final decision about your situation, but your attorney can argue that you should receive full legal or physical custody.

Every divorce is different. You should speak with an attorney regarding your exact situation.

Contact The Firm Today With Any Questions

Whether you are just considering divorce or have made your decision, please contact my Edina office at 651-222-9093. I would be pleased to speak with you and ease your mind by answering your questions.