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Family Law

Kari S. Swalinkavich represents men and women during divorce, child support, and child custody issues.  

Dissolution of Marriage

Whether your situation allows a collaborative approach to divorce or requires court action, the law firm of Kari S. Swalinkavich can help you.  Divorce doesn’t have to be difficult, as long as both sides are able to communicate and work together to make the process as painless as possible.  In situations where this is not possible, you need a compassionate and passionate advocate on your side.  At the law firm of Kari S. Swalinkavich, we walk with you every step of the way.  We provide effective counseling, understanding and support during what can seem like the worst time of your life.  

Child Support


When minor children are involved, child support will be determined based on the income of each parent and the primary residence of the child.  If the income of either spouse changes, you may need a Modification of Child Support.

Spousal Maintenance  

In some divorce cases, spousal maintenance may be awarded to the spouse who lacks sufficient property or is unable to provide adequate income for themselves.  Spousal maintenance is based on the standard of living during the marriage, the duration of the marriage, and other relevant circumstances.  

Child Custody/Parenting Plans

Child custody in Minnesota is based on “the best interest of the child”.  Several factors are involved in determining what the best interest of the child is.  You need a qualified attorney to advocate for you in a child custody proceeding.

Property and Debt Division


In Minnesota, only marital property (property acquired during the marriage) is subject to division upon divorce.  Nonmarital property is subject to division under very limited circumstances.

Divorce, child custody, and child support matters can be emotionally overwhelming.  At the law office of Kari S. Swalinkavich, PLLC, we are dedicated to providing legal services with care and compassion.

Serving clients in Chanhassen, Chaska, Deephaven, Excelsior, Greenwood, Hopkins,  Independence, Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Plain, Medina, Minneapolis, Minnetonka Beach, Minnetonka, Minnetrista, Mound, Orono, Plymouth, Shorewood, Spring Park, St Bonifacius, Tonka Bay, Victoria, Wayzata, Woodland
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