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St. Cloud, MN Attorney Serving Family Law Clients for Nearly 30 Years

The Michalski Law Office has handled hundreds of divorce hearings

Michael J. Michalski understands that divorce is traumatic for everyone involved. It can be a little less harrowing, however, when you know you have an experienced attorney on your side. We at the Michalski Law Office have represented clients at hundreds of divorce hearings during our three decades of litigation practice.

Serving clients throughout Minnesota, Michael J. Michalski has the knowledge and experience to guide you through your divorce and other family law issues, including:

  • Adoption
  • Appeals
  • Child support
  • Child support collections
  • Child support enforcement
  • Custody
  • Court order enforcement
  • Guardianship
  • Maintenance
  • Maintenance enforcement
  • Mediation
  • Parental responsibilities
  • Parenting time
  • Paternity
  • Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
  • Property settlement
  • Post-divorce
  • Qualified domestic relation orders (QDROs)

Some answers to your family law questions

Over the years, we have counseled hundreds of clients on family law matters ranging from divorce and alimony to child support and visitation. Below are a couple of the questions we hear most often from our clients.

What is divorce mediation, and do I have to do it?

Under Minnesota law, divorcing spouses must try to agree on the terms of the divorce out of court through alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Mediation is an ADR method in which the parties meet with a neutral mediator to negotiate an agreement. You or your spouse can stop the mediation process if settlement seems unlikely or one of you feels that the mediator is not treating you fairly.

If your spouse has threatened or harmed you or your children, you will not be required to mediate your divorce. In such a situation, your first steps should be to call the police and then to inform the court. Michael J. Michalski, an experienced St. Cloud, Minn. family law mediation lawyer, can guide you through the alternative dispute resolution process.

What is spousal maintenance?

Spousal maintenance is another name for alimony — money paid to support an ex-spouse. Either spouse can ask for alimony. The court will not award spousal maintenance, however, unless there is a demonstrated need — in cases of disability, illness or lack of work experience outside the home, for example.

If your spouse earns significantly more than you do, you may qualify for spousal maintenance. With your financial stability at stake, you need a trusted spousal support attorney, such as Michael J. Michalski, at your side.

Contact any of our four offices for a free initial consultation

At the Michalski Law Office, we understand what you’re going through, and we can help. With four locations and flexible evening and weekend appointments, we are committed to accommodating our clients. Call the Michalski Law Office at 320-200-1108 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.