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Divorce made easy

The right lawyer will make a difference. Choosing the right lawyer to guide you through your divorce is one of the most important divorce-related decisions you’ll make. When you’re going through a divorce and looking for an attorney, remember that you don’t have to hire the first attorney you meet. Choose a lawyer that you are comfortable with and that you believe has your best interests in mind. Even if you’ve received a referral to a family law attorney from a friend or another lawyer, you should still do your homework; check the attorney’s qualifications, and make sure he or she has enough experience to handle your case.

Ending a marriage can be a very complicated matter. Issues often include property division, allocation of debt, spousal maintenance, custody, division of retirement assets, bank accounts, including pensions and 401ks, child support, insurance, motor vehicles. Some divorces involve situations where one party has brought substantial assets into the marriage or may have inherited assets and the non-marital claims need to be allocated.

There is a vast body of law in Minnesota that applies to these issues. The legislature frequently makes changes to the applicable laws. In addition, the Courts must interpret the laws based upon the facts of each case, so you’ll need to find an attorney that’s familiar with the law and cases that apply to your divorce.


November 12, 2018

Real Estate Attorney

Whether you are buying or selling a home, are suddenly faced with a boundary dispute, need a variance or conditional use permit or any other issue involving real estate, Svingen Law has provided experienced and practical advice to its clients for years in the Lakes Country of West Central Minnesota.

We pride ourselves in working to solve your real estate problems. Kris Svingen brings 38 years of experience representing the two major title companies in the area as well as the major realtors and lending institutions in solving the real estate issues facing their clients.

Greg Larson has 11 years of experience representing real estate clients in the Lakes Area. Greg has been designated a Rising Young Star by his peers in the legal profession.

If you are looking for a Law Firm to represent you that looks not to create problems but to solve them in an efficient and cost controlled fashion- look no further.

Purchase and Sale
Title Examination


August 21, 2018

Do I really need a lawyer?

The simple fact of the matter is that a lawyer’s sole purpose is to assist their clients in a whole host of different matters. Lawyers don’t create the situations where their services are needed. Whether an individual or corporation is engaging in a new business or involved in litigation, lawyers assist, advise and guide their clients through an ever changing complex matrix of laws, rules and regulations that impact all of our lives and businesses.

In addition to a lengthy education, lawyers most often have specific areas of the law that they concentrate in. For instance, some lawyers limit or focus their practice to family, divorce or custody matters. Other lawyers prefer to work with client handling business, real estate or estate, trust and probate matters.

There is no rule requiring a client to hire a lawyer. However, statistics and surveys consistently show that client comfort and satisfaction regarding the outcome of a legal matter increases substantially when the client is represented by a lawyer.

Svingen Law is a law firm with six lawyers with combined experience well in excess of 100 years. We represent clients throughout Minnesota and North Dakota. Our attorneys are licensed in both State and Federal Court. Rest assured that if you contact any of our offices, you will be in contact with an attorney that can address any of your legal needs.


July 12, 2017