Passionate Representation With Your Family’s Best Interests At Heart
Strong Representation When Your Property Must Be Divided
Minnesota is an equitable division state. This means that marital assets — or any 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.
Over 30 Years Helping Protect Client Rights During Divorce
Through my practice at the Susan Thurston, P.A., in White Bear Lake, I help clients identify marital and nonmarital properties and debts. Together, we work to obtain fair valuations of their 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, stock options and other compensation plans
Representing Your Interests Using Negotiation, Mediation And Litigation
In over three decades as a family law attorney, I have learned that some property divisions cannot be resolved without going to court. 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 a settlement. If you retain me as your attorney, I will work with you to secure an equitable arrangement for the division of your marital assets and debts.
As your lawyer, I can accomplish this through litigation, negotiation or mediation,* and I will use the best approach for your individual circumstances.
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*Susan C. Thurston is a qualified neutral mediator under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice.