Helping You Navigate Complex Divorce Issues
At the Law Office of Barbara J. Gislason, clients are guided through the divorce process by a seasoned lawyer who is dedicated to providing honest and candid advice aimed at a fair resolution. The dissolution of a marriage is inherently stressful for everyone involved. Most clients approach Barbara feeling like they “just want this to be over.” Swift resolution is a goal that Barbara shares while promoting results in her clients’ best interests. She will help clients develop a just result.
With more than 30 years of family law experience, Barbara is adept at quickly assessing all sides of a divorce case, including her client’s point of view, as well as the spouse’s point of view. This unique skill set is rare and has led Barbara to achieve fair outcomes on behalf of countless clients in Anoka County and throughout Minnesota.
Resolving Problems with Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Many divorce cases become contested over matters such as child custody arrangements, child support determinations, spousal maintenance, and property division. When a dispute arises, divorce mediation is often the best method for resolving the matter fairly, efficiently, and cost-effectively. Before entering the courtroom, Barbara will prepare you for and accompany you to mediation, bringing her background as a trained qualified neutral and her reputation for her ability to win difficult cases at trial. After the mediation is done, she will make sure that the oral agreement is transformed into a high-quality written agreement.
An Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) is an evaluative form of alternative dispute resolution that the courts in some counties strongly encourage early after your file is open prior to expensive litigation. During an ENE, parties seek an early opinion regarding how a judge will likely rule on their case. Barbara will provide advice and protect your rights during this process.
Skilled Guidance for Post-Divorce Modifications
Some terms of a divorce decree, though fair and reasonable at the time of the divorce, may need to be modified later. The Law Office of Barbara J. Gislason assists individuals whose circumstances have significantly changed in seeking a modification to original child support, child custody, and spousal support court orders and decrees.