Family Law

Real People, Real Issues, Real Solutions

We at SeilerSchindel strongly believe that the job of a family law attorney is not only to provide clients with expert legal advice, but also to provide them with the tools necessary in order to move onto the next stage of their life.

Divorce

Divorce impacts every aspect of one’s life. While a divorce can be very intimidating and frustrating, the approach which the attorney takes can make a significant difference in the outcome. Given the high-stakes involved it can become a very toxic environment for everyone. We have the expertise to help, whether it is through traditional litigation, or helping to resolve the case through mediation.

Custody

Nothing could be more heart-achingly critical than the determination of child custody. It is important to understand that you are still both parents to your children. At SeilerSchindel, we strive for creative solutions to provide custody options that create an environment where parents and children can be successful.

Parenting Time ("Visitation")

In Minnesota, “parenting time” is the legal term used when defining how much time each parent will have with their children. The parties can agree, or the Court will make such a determination. Because every child has different needs, both emotionally and physically, at SeilerSchindel we will help determine the best schedule for your children.

Property Division

In a divorce, the Court must make a just and equitable division of all your marital assets and debts. The attorneys at SeilerSchindel have the expertise to help identify all marital property and any non-marital claims you may have so that your assets are divided fairly.

Spousal Maintenance ("Alimony")

Spousal maintenance is one of the most highly disputed and complicated financial aspects of a divorce. At SeilerSchindel, PLLC, we will work diligently to help you negotiate various spousal maintenance options and tax deductions in order to obtain maximum value for dollars paid or received on a monthly basis.

Child Support

The Minnesota Statutory Guidelines table provides a rebuttable presumption for the amount of child support and must be used in any proceeding to establish or modify basic support. However, the Court has the discretion to deviate from the guidelines if there are extenuating circumstances. At SeilerSchindel, we will work to make sure that the amount of child support is appropriate in your situation.

Paternity

Paternity refers to cases where a child is born outside of the marriage. The purpose of a paternity proceeding is to judicially determine parentage and thereby set each parties’ parental rights and obligations.

Order for Protection

If domestic abuse occurs, the victim is entitled to seek relief under the Minnesota Domestic Abuse Act and obtain an “Order for Protection.” The attorneys at SeilerSchindel, PLLC have extensive experience handling Orders for Protection, as well as Harassment Restraining Orders.

Mediation

We believe that mediation is an excellent alternative to the traditional approach to divorce. As mediators, we are able to utilize our extensive experience and knowledge of family law in order to help parties reach an agreement. The most important part of mediation is that it allows the parties to maintain “control” over their own lives, and the lives of their children.


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On October 30, 2018, Leonard Segal Presented a Minnesota CLE program on Minimizing the Risk of a Successful Retaliation Claim

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