Steven T. Hennek

"Coming from a large family had its challenges and blessings. I learned early the value of solving problems amicably when possible but standing your ground when you are right." - Read More

Leigh J. Klaenhammer

"I have a great deal of family law experience and work with my law partners to provide sound family law services as a team." - Read More

Family Law Attorney Columbia Heights, MN

Hennek Klaenhammer Law, PLLC provide skilled family law representation to clients throughout Columbia Heights, MN. We take care to educate our clients about their legal rights, and take all necessary prudent legal actions in pursuing a favorable outcome for all cases. You can be certain that when you choose Hennek Klaenhammer Law, PLLC to represent your legal needs, you will be treated with a level of compassionate care and impeccable expertise that are based on years of dedicated legal experience.

Our Family Law Services Include:

Our attorneys focus on achieving a cost-effective resolution of your case. We know that divorce and family law disputes can be complicated and expensive; it is our goal to try to alleviate some of the stress. We encourage amicable resolutions whenever possible, but are always prepared for litigation when necessary.

Please call Hennek Klaenhammer Law, PLLC today at 651-633-4400 to discuss these issues or any other questions.

Adoption Attorney Columbia Heights, MN

The attorneys at Hennek Klaenhammer Law, PLLC offer legal representation throughout the Columbia Heights, MN area. In addition to divorce and separation cases, we also handle adoptions. The adoption process involves state and federal law as well as the immediate and long-term interests of a child. Whether you are planning on adopting or placing a child with adoptive parents, it is always important to know your rights and work with experienced adoption attorneys throughout the process.

Adoption offers an excellent alternative for those who cannot conceive on their own, choose not to, or are in a same-sex marriage. It can be a confusing process with all the rules and necessary filings, so choosing the right attorney is important.

Please call Hennek Klaenhammer Law, PLLC today at 651-633-4400 to discuss these issues or any other questions.

Alimony Attorney Columbia Heights, MN

The divorce attorneys at Hennek Klaenhammer Law, PLLC handle all aspects of family law including alimony (also called “spousal maintenance”). Our Minneapolis divorce lawyers can help you figure out if you should be paying or receiving alimony. Conveniently located in Roseville, we offer our legal expertise to residents in Columbia Heights, MN and throughout the entire state of Minnesota.

Alimony refers to the financial support provided to a spouse after the marriage is dissolved, or the Decree of Legal Separation is entered. If you are not working or earning as much as your spouse, you may be able to collect alimony. If you are the main provider, you may need to take action to prevent unrealistic alimony obligations.

Alimony is intended to allow the lower income spouse to maintain the level of comfort they have become accustomed to throughout the marriage. This can also help them stay afloat while they finish a degree or look for new employment in order to support themselves on their own income.

There are no guidelines for determining the amount or duration of alimony as there are for child support. No two cases are the same, and effective representation on this issue is sometimes said to be “more art than science”. Having an attorney with extensive experience in alimony cases is of vital importance.

The factors on which the law requires analysis include:

  • Whether a party is in need of alimony (i.e., the party’s reasonable monthly living expenses exceed the party’s income)
  • Whether the other party has the ability to pay alimony
  • The financial resources of the party seeking alimony, including property apportioned to the party in the divorce
  • The earning capacity of the party seeking alimony
  • The time necessary for the party seeking alimony to find appropriate employment, or acquire necessary education or training
  • The standard of living established during the marriage
  • The duration of the marriage, and whether a party was a stay at home parent or homemaker
  • Loss of earnings, retirement, etc
  • The ages and physical and emotional conditions of the parties

We can assist you throughout this difficult time and take some of the confusion out of this process. Our goal is to keep our clients informed throughout the entirety of your divorce proceedings even after the trial.

Please call Hennek Klaenhammer Law, PLLC today at 651-633-4400 to discuss these issues or any other questions.

Annulment Attorney Columbia Heights, MN

The experienced family law attorneys at Hennek Klaenhammer Law, PLLC can help you determine if an annulment is the best course of action for you. Whether you live in Columbia Heights, MN or anywhere else in the state of Minnesota, our family law attorneys are here to help. Annulments are rare in Minnesota. An annulment ends a marriage, but unlike a divorce, it is as if the marriage never existed, limiting the rights of each party.

Our annulment attorneys can help you decide if an annulment is the right choice for you if you meet the following criteria:

  • One person is unable to have sexual relations and the other person was unaware of this at the time of marriage
  • One person was already married to someone else at the time of the marriage ceremony
  • One person was coerced into the marriage or consent to marry was obtained through fraud or force
  • One person was under the age of 18, the legal age of marriage in the state of Minnesota
  • One person was under the influence of any intoxicating substance at the time of the actual marriage ceremony
  • One person suffers from mental illness and the other person was unaware of this at the time of the marriage

Many people think that annulments are faster, easier and less expensive. That is not the case. In fact, annulment procedures can be more complicated than divorce proceedings due to the fact that you must provide actual proof that your marriage was invalid due to one of the legal reasons described in the statute.

Please call Hennek Klaenhammer Law, PLLC today at 651-633-4400 to discuss these issues or any other questions.