What We Do

Legal Services For Your Family

Many law firms describe their areas of practice under clearly defined categories. However, many clients face situations that do not easily fit into just one of these categories. The goal of our firm is to meet the legal needs of you and your family. Whether you are filing for divorce, need assistance in caring for loved-one, or are involved in civil court proceedings or private transactions, we are here to assist you. We do not see our clients in terms of a single case or transaction. It is our goal to partner with our clients over the long-term. We invite you to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.

In general, we assist clients in the following types of cases:

divorce

Divorce

You want to start and finish your divorce on the right foot. Our office has assisted client’s through the divorce process for more than thirty (30) years.

child custody

Child Custody

Our attorneys have experience helping clients negotiate reasonable custody and parenting time plans, which create practical solutions that focus on what is best for the child.

child support

Child Support

All parents and custodians are legally required to provide for the needs of their children. The legislature has established a formula to calculate the amount each parent must pay for the support of their children.

adoptions

Adoptions

Minnesota law permits adoption and step-parent adoption when a parent passes away and the child is under the age of eighteen (18), or when a parent terminates their parental rights.

adoptions

Guardianship & Conservatorship

Minnesota law provides for protection of persons who are unable to make decisions for themselves regarding their person and/or property. Establishing a guardianship or conservatorship requires action before the court.

trusts and estates

Trusts & Estates

Planning for your departure can be a daunting task. It can rank right next to doing your taxes or visiting the dentist in terms of tasks to avoid. Our office has significant experience crafting comprehensive estate plans as well as managing the administration of estates and resolving estate disputes.

real estate

Real Estate

Whether you are buying your first home or are maintaining large property holdings, assistance from an attorney is essential to protecting your interests.

civil litigation

Civil Litigation

Our civil legal services will help you resolve disputes in a fair and orderly manner.

business law

Business

As small business owners, we understand the importance of your business to you and your family.

COVID-19 UPDATE

We are open and here to help! In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, J. Scott Braden, P.A. is working remotely, and remains committed to meeting your legal needs. Please email us or call (507) 332-7483 to schedule a one on one meeting using our virtual conference rooms, or a telephone conference with our attorneys. We look forward to assisting you.