St. Paul Property Division Lawyer

The division of property and settlement of marital debts is one of the more contentious aspects of divorce alongside child custody and parenting time.

At the law office of Janet L. Goehle, Attorney at Law, in St. Paul, Minnesota, I help people with all aspects of divorce, including the issue of property division. As a divorce lawyer with more than 23 years of experience in Minnesota family law courts, I emphasize a collaborative approach. You and your spouse will retain more control over the decisions that are ultimately made, rather than putting the matter in the hands of a family court judge.

Just as property and assets are divided in a divorce, so is debt. Debt incurred during a marriage, including mortgages, credit cards and car loans, must be divided following a divorce. I protect your interests in debt distribution and other divorce matters.

Marital property generally includes any property obtained by either spouse during the course of the marriage. Unless unique circumstances warrant it, property deemed nonmarital is not subject to division. This typically includes:

  • Property owned before the marriage
  • A gift intended for and received by one spouse during the course of the marriage
  • An inheritance received by one spouse during the course of the marriage

A Minneapolis Property Settlement Attorney Who Finds Solutions Where Others Do Not

Minnesota law calls for equitable distribution of marital assets and debt. The court strives to ensure that each party receives a fair share of assets and debts, but this does not mean a pure 50-50 split. I have extensive training in conflict resolution to help you through the complex issues of property division and debt settlement.

Free Initial Consultation

As an experienced St. Paul property division attorney, I can help you make more decisions together in order to keep more control over the final outcome. Call 651-243-6005 or use the contact form to meet with me to discuss your circumstances and have your questions answered.