Tell us about the firm – what services do you offer?
What makes Meinerts Law Office different from other family law firms?
What level of service can clients expect from Meinerts Law Office?
About Meinerts Law Office
Tell us about your past work or educational experience and how that helped prepare you for your current work.
What’s the most rewarding aspect of your work as a lawyer?
How should one go about hiring a lawyer — What traits and experience should one look for?
Are you on any boards or have you had any leadership positions in the Bar or your community?
What piece of advice do you repeatedly give clients?
Meet Merlyn Meinerts
What is a prenuptial agreement?
When should a prenup be considered?
What is a postnuptial agreement?
Pre and Postnuptial Agreements
What is legal separation and how does it differ from a divorce?
Why would someone choose a legal separation instead of a divorce?
What are the different legal paths a divorce can take in Minnesota?
Describe the mediation process in divorce.
Describe the collaborative law process.
How can I make the divorce process as cost-effective as possible?
Child Support Modifications: When might these be necessary?
Child Custody Modifications: When might these be necessary?
Spousal Maintenance Modifications: When might these be necessary?
What is the process for obtaining an order for protection?
What impact will an order for protection have?
Orders for Protection
What’s the difference between legal and physical custody?
Child Custody and Visitation
What is the obligation to pay child support based on?
When is alimony (known as “spousal maintenance” in Minnesota) available?
What if a person fails to pay child support or alimony?
Child Support and Alimony
What’s the first step in dividing property in a divorce?
How is marital property divided between the parties?
The Case of the Changed Locks