I am often asked about “men’s rights” or “women’s rights” in Minnesota divorce proceedings. I usually respond that it is not a matter of which gender has more “rights” than the other. Instead, for me, it is a matter of understanding my clients strengths (and weaknesses) and developing a strategy to emphasize the strengths while minimizing the impact of the weaknesses.

When the issue of custody and parenting time is contested, there is almost always a Social Early Neutral Evaluation that takes place early in the case. This is a four hour meeting with two evaluators who are appointed by the court. Each side presents their case and the evaluators make recommendations. The recommendations of the evaluators very often form the basis for settling the case.

I understand what the evaluators are looking for. I carefully prepare my clients so that they can present their case to the evaluator effectively. I teach them the questions the evaluators will ask, and I teach them the answers. I rehearse the answers with my clients so that they fully understand how to present the facts of their case in a way that is compelling and engaging.

I offer a free initial consultation, either in-person or by Zoom. In person meetings are conducted in a large conference room so we can social distance. If you would like a consult, call me at (952) 270-7700 to set up a meeting.

Minnetonka Divorce Attorney Dan Fiskum, and Minnetonka Family Law, are conveniently located in the Carlson Towers, at the Intersection of I 494 and I 394. Dan Fiskum is a 1992 graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Law. He has been named a “Super Lawyer.” He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Minnesota State Bar Association.

Call attorney Dan Fiskum now at (952) 270-7700 to schedule a free divorce case analysis.