Family Matters Are Serious And Personal
With more than 30 years of experience practicing family law, I offer my clients the legal support they need to navigate successfully through the divorce and other family law-related proceedings.
With compassion and a true understanding of how devastating family changes can be, I help to guide individuals and families through these difficult processes with honesty and clarity.
You Need An Ally In And Out Of Court
At my practice, Susan Thurston, P.A., I work in complete partnership with you through your legal proceeding. You will always understand your options and what your odds are in court or other dispute resolution methods. I assist families with past conflicts, modifying old court orders, planning for the future and protecting your family dynamic.
Changing Wills After A Divorce
I strongly encourage you to update your will at the conclusion of your divorce proceeding. Whether you are a single person or happily married, it is important to have an updated will that accurately determines the distribution of your assets, appoints guardians for minor children and identifies the individuals you have chosen to act as personal representatives.
Creating A Prenuptial Agreement
Prenuptial agreements are not just for millionaires and movie stars. If you have been married before, have children from a previous relationship or have an interest in property that you would like to protect in the event of death or divorce, having a prenuptial agreement can save you or your estate time and money.
Prenuptial agreements identify your nonmarital estate and can predetermine your rights and the rights of your spouse in the event of your death or divorce. I urge you to consider preparing a prenuptial agreement at least six months prior to your anticipated nuptials.
Paving The Way For Stepparent Adoption
Consider a stepparent adoption to establish the legal relationship between your children and your current spouse where the emotional relationship has already been solidified. Don’t overlook the fact that the biological father likely must provide his consent to the adoption. I can help with complex situations to help create your family’s new future.
Schedule A Free Consultation
My office is located in downtown White Bear Lake, and appointments are available between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.