Getting divorced is one of the most stressful events a person can experience. It’s been found to be more stressful than the death of a close family member, being fired, or going to prison. But then you already knew that, didn’t you? You’re dealing with the emotions caused by the end of one of the most significant relationships in your life, plus you’re worried about all the consequences: how will it affect your children? Will you get custody of them? Will you receive enough child support or have to pay a crippling amount of child support? Will you have to move? Will you be able to sustain your current lifestyle? Will you end up spending money you don’t have just to get the divorce?
Take a deep breath. It’s going to be okay. You’re not the first person to be in this situation. Not by a long shot. 40-50 percent of marriages end in divorce (called a “dissolution of marriage” in Minnesota). And not all divorces are ugly, expensive, life-destroying events. They certainly don’t have to be. In fact, your life may even improve after the divorce as you’ll have the opportunity to begin an entirely new phase of your life. A phase KMH wants to make sure you’re prepared for in every possible way.
KMH believes that no one (besides lawyers) benefits from expensive, protracted divorce proceedings. KMH strives to settle all divorce issues as efficiently, amicably and inexpensively as possible while still advocating passionately on your behalf, keeping you out of an expensive courtroom battle if at all possible. Of course, it takes both parties cooperating to proceed amicably and if out of court negotiations fail, KMH is prepared to zealously defend your interests in the courtroom. In fact, with years of litigation experience under our belt, we flourish in a courtroom arena.
When you walk into our office for your free initial consultation, you’ll likely feel overwhelmed and anxious. We’ll sit down and listen while you describe the unique facts of your case and explain which issues matter most to you. We’ll review any documents you’ve received so you’ll have a clear understanding of their legal implications. We’ll explain all of the options for addressing the issues in your case and the pros and cons of each option. With your input, we’ll formulate a strategy tailored to addressing the issues in the most effective and efficient way so that when you walk out the door, you will have the peace of mind of knowing that you have a solid game plan for moving forward and an advocate firmly in your corner.
You will also have the assurance that regardless of whether your case is straightforward and uncontested or complicated and contentious, you will not be prey to out of control expenses. In addition to providing flexible fee options tailored to what works best for you (See Fee Options), KMH has many tools in its toolbox to keep costs down and make sure that you remain in control of your case.