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Forest Lake Property Division Lawyer

Minnesota is an "equitable division" state. This means that marital assets — assets acquired during the marriage — must be divided equitably between the spouses in a divorce.

While this division sounds simple, it can actually be quite complicated. Disagreements over when certain assets were acquired, how much they are worth and whether they belong to one spouse or the marital estate are all key issues in many divorces. Similar disagreements arise over debts that may be the responsibility of one spouse or both spouses, depending on when they were acquired, and for what purpose.

Marital And Nonmarital Property Attorney Serving White Bear Lake And The Twin Cities Metro

Through my practice at the law office of Susan Thurston, P.A., in White Bear Lake, I help clients in the east metro and throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area identify marital and nonmarital properties and debts and obtain fair valuations of assets, including:

  • 401(k), IRA and pension plans
  • Homes, cars and household possessions
  • Monetary and business assets
  • Real property, including homes and other real estate
  • Stocks and stock options and other compensation plans

Representing Your Interests Using Negotiation, Mediation And Litigation

In more than 30 years as a family law attorney, I have learned that some property divisions cannot be resolved without litigation. In these situations, I represent my clients' interests aggressively and tenaciously and use all of the legal tools at my disposal.

In the vast majority of cases, however, these issues can be resolved more quickly and less expensively in settlement. If you retain me as your attorney, I will work with you to secure an equitable arrangement for the division of marital assets and debts.

As your lawyer, I can accomplish this through litigation, negotiation or mediation*, using the best approach for your individual circumstances.

Contact Me Today | Property Division Attorney In Forest Lake, White Bear Lake And Beyond

For more information about protecting your assets in divorce, contact me online in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

*Susan C. Thurston is a qualified neutral mediator under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice.

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Susan Thurston, P.A.
4856 Banning Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Phone: 800-747-6649
Fax: 651-429-0817
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