Family Law

Martine Law PLLC

For a family law consultation, contact Martine Law at (612) 208-8076

Divorce

Martine Law understands that few things are more difficult than ending a relationship with a loved one. That's why we make it as easy as possible to get the legal help you need when you need it.

Our goal is to ensure you are fully informed of all options. Once you have decided on a course of action, Martine Law does everything possible to complete the required legal processes in the shortest time possible with as little stress as possible.  

Divorce is more than just division of assets. Martine Law can guide you through child support, access, spousal support and dispute resolution. We also provide guidance for, and legal expertise on, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, cohabitation and separation agreements, child welfare, and adoptions.

Child Custody

Martine Law knows your children come first. Children are a priceless part of any family. In most divorce cases involving children, it is important that both parents maintain a high level of communication and relationship with their children.

Child Support

Martine Law understands the importance of maintaining financial security and ensuring that the livelihood of you and your family are safeguarded. If you are facing a divorce that involves children, Martine Law can make sure that your rights, as either the provider or receiver, are protected, particularly after a divorce.

If the amount of child support needs to be changed on the basis of one parent experiencing a change in employment status, Martine Law can help you.

If either party is not holding up their end of the deal, Martine Law can work with you to ensure that all child support payments are made.

CPS Investigation

There are few things more frightening for a parent than when an investigator from the Minnesota Child Protection Services (CPS) comes knocking. CPS is a powerful state agency with broad investigative powers, and while they play an important and legitimate role in protecting children, they can also exceed the scope of their authority and violate parental rights. The unintended consequences of these abuses of power can mean permanent and lasting damage to a family and, ultimately, the children they were meant to protect.

If you are under CPS investigation, you are likely going to engage a complicated, confusing, and unnerving process. You need an advocate on your side who knows the process and law, and who can fight for your rights as a parent and protect your family. Martine Law can help you navigate the confusing maze created by CPS investigations.

Name Change Application

It’s common for people to have the desire to change their names. If you are a Minnesota resident and interested in changing your name or your child’s name, Attorney Xavier Martine, who is experienced in name change applications can guide you through the process.

Domestic Violence

When an individual willfully and knowingly causes harm to someone in their immediate family or another member of their household, domestic violence occurs. Domestic violence may involve actual physical harm or the use of threats in order to induce fear or imminent harm.

Regardless of whether you are being accused of domestic violence or concerned that you are the victim of it, Martine Law will fight aggressively on your behalf to protect you and your rights.

Paternal Claims

If you are a mother seeking child support for her child or a father who is being asked to pay child support, you need help confirming paternity. Martine Law understands the laws and how the verification process works. Paternity is used to determine whether an individual is the natural father of a child. After paternity has been confirmed, a father has certain rights and responsibilities. Paternity cases often involve child support, visitation, and custody matters.

Martine Law can provide representation and advice for those needing to resolve a paternity matter. We handle various paternity-related matters, including:

  • Paternity establishment by either blood testing or signing a birth certificate
  • Paternity disputes or complaints in a court of law
  • Child support
  • Custody and visitation matters for fathers
  • Enforcement of or modification of court orders pertaining to child support, visitation, or custody matters

As a parent, you want what is best for your child so you can depend on Martine Law to help you ensure your case is handled professionally and that everything is followed through within a timely fashion.

Protect your Assets

A divorce is not as uncommon as it used to be. Significant, emotional, and life-changing events often follow a divorce. However, if you know a divorce is coming, or you are going to ask your spouse for a divorce, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your assets before the divorce begins.

A legal consultation with an attorney can prepare you for some of the difficult decisions and legal issues that can transpire throughout this challenging time. Furthermore, good legal advice can sometimes save you money in the long run because an attorney may be able to go through each of your expenses and assist you in taking steps to protect your assets.

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