Divorce And Family Law FAQs

If you are considering divorce or working through a divorce, you probably have several questions about the process, timeline and expenses. Although it's possible to provide basic answers here, the most accurate answers will be from a lawyer who knows your situation. When you contact me, attorney Stephanie J. Sternke, I will take the time to listen to your goals and concerns, and then I can provide the detailed answers you need.

How Much Does It Cost To Get Divorced?

The cost of a divorce is determined by several factors, including the amount of time it takes to reach agreements and how often you go to court. Some couples spend a few hundred dollars and do virtually everything on their own. Other couples fight about every aspect of the divorce and may spend tens of thousands of dollars to have their lawyers battle every detail. After I learn the specifics of your situation, I can provide a more accurate estimate.

How Long Does The Divorce Process Take?

One of the biggest factors in determining how long it takes to work through the divorce process is how well the parties are able to work together. Parties who agree on most aspects of their divorce may be able to move through the process in a matter of weeks. Individuals who need help creating parenting plans or valuating assets, and parties that are unable to agree on anything may spend months or years working toward a final resolution.

Should I Delete My Facebook Account?

When working through divorce, it's important to remember that everything you put online could be used against you by a vindictive spouse. If you are involved in a child custody dispute, be smart about the things you post online and consider how those things could reflect on you.

Is Divorce The Answer?

Couples who reach the point of considering separation or divorce often do so with heavy hearts and mixed emotions. They may feel helpless, defeated, indifferent or angry over what seem to be insurmountable problems within the marriage.

Divorce is not a cure for conflict in every circumstance, especially if children are involved. Even under the best of circumstances, co-parenting after a divorce brings with it a whole new set of issues around which conflict can arise. Many couples consider marital mediation before moving forward with divorce.

How Do I Get Started?

If you are interested in learning more about your rights and options, contact me to schedule a consultation. I represent individuals in St. Louis Park and throughout Minnesota in divorce and family law matters. I can be reached through an online contact form or by calling 612-568-5967.