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This may be obvious, but what lawyers have to sell is their time.  As an experienced divorce attorney (and formerly divorced person), I have some tips to pass along.  You should end up with a fair result in your divorce case, but how much you pay for it will depend on the amount of time it takes to get there.

So, how can you save time and money and get the best possible result in your divorce?

  • Don’t get hung up on your spouse’s misconduct. You may think the cause of your divorce is important to your case. Usually, it is not. Minnesota has “no-fault” divorce. All you have to “prove” to get divorced is that there has been an “irretrievable breakdown” of the marriage – and if one spouse says there has been, there has been. Marital misconduct is not supposed to affect financial issues like division of property and spousal maintenance. The only time misconduct affects custody or parenting time is if it truly hurts the children – like if a parent is neglecting the children or if a new boyfriend or girlfriend is an abuser. Sometimes people try to use evidence of marital misconduct to influence the judge; generally that is a waste of time and money. [click to continue…]

Lampe Law Group founder William PatteeMinnesota Law & Politics named the Lampe Law Group, along with Faegre & Benson, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, and a handful of others, in its list of legal firms that have been in continual practice since the 19th century.

We’re proud to continue this long tradition of providing quality legal services, and we honor those who have gone before us in this work, from founder William Pattee to our firm’s namesake, Bob Lampe, who took over the practice in 1951.

If you obtained a loan to purchase your car, chances are the company that lent you the money has a lien against the car. This means if you don’t make the payments, the lender can repossess your car. In bankruptcy proceedings, you can keep your car by signing a new agreement with the lender to continue making your car payments. This opportunity to renegotiate your car loan sometimes results in a lower interest rate, lower monthly payments, or a reduction in the principal balance due on the loan, especially in those cases where you owe more on your car than it is worth.

To find out what this could mean for you in your situation, call me (507) 663-1211 or email me to schedule a free confidential appointment.

There’s an old axiom that knowledge is power. That is particularly true for people who are experiencing financial difficulties. I know from counseling with hundreds of clients over the years that the stress and worry that comes with financial problems takes a huge toll on mental health, physical health, and relationships. The good news is that in nearly every case there are options available that can greatly reduce and even eliminate the anxiety that so often accompanies financial problems. You just need to know and understand what your options are.

Please let me help. Call (507) 663-1211 or email me to schedule a free confidential appointment. My clients all tell me that they are very happy they did so, and wondered why it took them so long to do it. Don’t wait any longer than you have to – please contact me today.