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Clausen & Hassan, LLC

Divorce lawyer in St Paul, MN
Reviews: 23 | Overal Rating: Good
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Review Left On 02/28/2020
Theresa Nelson

For me, going through a divorce was so difficult. I had thought it would be a fairly linear process and was really not prepared for the emotional, social and financial rollercoaster that was going to take over my life. Additionally, helping my kids during this transition was a category all by itself.

During my process I began realizing just how much power I had given up in my marriage to my ex-wife. That was both eye opening and embarrassing. I had always been independent and to suddenly realize that I wasn’t acting independently and had given up that power was awful. And, having to get back on my feet when feeling highly pressured by my ex-wife was so hard; I constantly second guessed myself and was so tempted to just give in to her demands.

Thankfully, during this horrible time, I had Farhan and Courtney. Having Farhan and Courtney at my back really allowed me to not just cave. It took a while for me to realize this and they were handcuffed by some of my earlier actions and decisions (such as giving away all the liquid assets) but they just kept reminding me to not agree to anything without talking to them and let them deal with her attorney. That really was a huge relief once I trusted that process and stopped sabotaging everything.

They are amazing. They were just so very calm, advocated for me in a way that helped me understand my own strength and ability to navigate the situation. It isn’t therapy; they are lawyers. But, to be able to forward them emails that had caused me quite a bit of distress and have their feedback and support made a huge difference. Their forthright analysis really took the emotional baggage out of a lot of the emails and helped me step back and change my perspective. This really helped me change how I interacted with my ex-wife and established a different power base. That reverberated strongly; since we will continue co-parenting it was important for that dynamic to change.

Having Farhan and Courtney on my side made a world of difference. When Farhan explained to the mediator why we wouldn’t be in the same room with my ex and her lawyer he simply described what he had observed of her behavior. His insight was spot on and, once again, I realized that they really understood the situation.

So, attorneys cost a lot of money. If I had settled earlier it would have cost less in fees. (As it was, my ex-wife settled for much less than she had been demanding…and yes, that felt super good).

But, if I had settled, I wouldn’t have reclaimed my independence, my power and my assertiveness. That is worth every penny and will make a difference in the coming years as we continue to tackle co-parenting. I cannot thank Farhan and Courtney enough for their support, expertise and general awesomeness.
Review Left On 02/28/2020
Shawn Goodwin

What a blessing to have been referred to Farhan through two other lawyers who could see I needed an experienced divorce lawyer who could manage both my charged emotional state and a domineering husband who was going to make things difficult. I could not have asked for a better lawyer than Farhan Hassan. He is empathetic yet firm, extremely knowledgeable and thorough, and is always focused on the long-term outcome of each step.

When I finally gained the courage to leave a long-term marriage with a controlling husband, I was emotionally fragile and fearful every moment of the day. Farhan responded immediately whenever I felt vulnerable in the home I still shared with my husband and children, and he sped up the divorce process so I could leave the environment. My divorce was complete in less than a year. By the end, Farhan was also completely prepared for Court in the eventuality that we could not resolve our matter through Mediation. However, I’m certain opposing Farhan in Mediation deters even the most aggressive people from wanting to oppose him in Court.

Farhan has a very high level of integrity and I learned a lot from having him guide me. Many times during the divorce process and Mediation, Farhan recognized that I was falling into the dysfunctional ways of thinking that I was trying to change, and in no short order, gave me a reality check, which I very much needed and appreciated. His no-nonsense approach extended to my husband and his lawyer the several times that they attempted to intimidate or manipulate the proceedings. Knowing that I had such a capable lawyer who took me seriously, put me at ease in stressful times, and allowed me to enjoy Farhan’s sense of humor.

I’m grateful for being offered a crystal clear depiction of the legal process. Every time there was a choice I had to make, Farhan knowledgeably explained to me what the likely outcome of each scenario would look like. Because of his explanations, I was able to steer away from post-divorce situations that would have made my life difficult.

By the time the final divorce Decree was signed, opposing counsel had surrendered everything that they had unfairly tried to keep from me. Additionally, Farhan saw to it that my future was secure by negotiating items that I never would have had the foresight to address.

I highly recommend Farhan to anyone needing guidance with the legal system, especially people who are feeling bullied or intimidated. Farhan has a level headed, airtight way of responding to threats that simply deflates attacks entirely. Also, I found it very helpful that Farhan expected a level of accountability from me, as his expectation gave me back the control over my life I was missing.
Review Left On 02/28/2020
Scott Boyd

I want to send a note to thank you all for the excellent work that you all have done with regards to my legal issues. From the very first time I spoke with Farhan on the initial consultation, I had a very good feeling that I was working with a very professional and competent firm. Farhan did a great job of explaining the process and his plan to reach the goals we had for this case. The entire team was wonderful in working with me on the discovery portion of the project. I did not mention that I am over 1,100 miles away from their offices. Yet, the process went exactly as planned, and as smooth as if I had been living across town. The case progressed through Mediation and a Motion hearing, and I was completely at ease as Farhan and his staff were there with me for every phase, ready and well-armed with information, data, and excellent arguments to bring my case to a conclusion. I received the result that I had hoped for, and I am so appreciative of all the hard work and support that the entire team has provided as we took on this challenge and succeeded in termination of spousal support.
Review Left On 02/28/2020
Andy Green

The attorneys and staff at Clausen & Hassan LLC have the experience and skill to handle any family law issue may have. Brian Clausen, Farhan Hassan, and Andrew T. Meyer's ethics and ability are beyond reproach. Their diligent focus towards achieving their clients' goals are indeed exceptional. Clausen & Hassan LLC''s reputation for fairness and quality within the Twin Cities family law community is unassailable. I highly recommend Clausen & Hassan LLC to anyone in need of a family law attorney.
Review Left On 12/28/2019
Pooge Onmyway

Great attorneys. I go to them with all my divorce needs. My fifth divorce was my favorite and they made it a breeze. Currently searching for future ex wives to keep my favorite attorney in business. I wish they did prenups and domestic violence defenses.
Review Left On 11/28/2019
Lynnette Stewart

Nice decor. Pleasant and professional.
Review Left On 08/28/2019
Scott Schaber

Very great communicator and very informative on the law he helped me out a whole bunch I appreciate his time
Review Left On 02/28/2018
Mathew Keller

Brian Clausen is the toughest, most diligent, responsive, experienced, honest, respectful, and hard-working attorney I have ever had the pleasure of working with (and I am one). I came to Brian with a difficult legal situation and less than a week to prepare to litigate it, and Brian was on. The. Ball. He was in constant communication with me, had researched all the relevant legal nuances, prepped me for the hearing, and had an excellent defense prepared. Fortunately, he did not need it—Brian also recognized that the best solution for me, and indeed, all parties in this situation was a creative settlement that he crafted before we even walked into the courthouse. I went in to the hearing hoping for that settlement, but confident that Brian would be the legal bulldog I needed in that situation if it was not agreed to. Brian’s knowledge and experience with the Dakota courts and the Judge we were assigned were invaluable as well.
If you are looking for a tough, experienced, knowledgeable, creative attorney that will actually answer your calls and emails—you can stop looking now. Brian’s your guy. I highly recommend this penultimate professional.
Review Left On 02/28/2018
Kevin Burkhart

This is a review for Brian Clausen.

My case is in reference to a custody battle. I have met several lawyers in the area before being introduced to Brian. From the phone conversation to meeting in person, this man, Brian, is respectful, patient, diligent, caring and honest. These are just a few characteristics I witnessed in my time of meeting him. I immediately felt taken care of and in good hands. He responds to his clients and potential clients in a reasonable manner. You get what you pay for and I highly recommend Brian. You will not be disappointed in his character. This review is a non-client endorsing his character and professionalism. I was not able to retain Brian, but if had the funds I definitely would. Although I did not hire him, I had a taste of what he delivers.His actions speak for his words and beyond. Anyone dealing with a custody or divorce battle, Brian would be highly recommended.
Review Left On 02/28/2016
Marguerite Spencer

Farhan worked very hard on my behalf in my divorce proceedings against an attorney he designated as like a bulldog. He fought back and secured my primary goal, to keep the house with me as its resident so that the kids could have as much stability as possible. All indicators looked as if this was an impossibility. Unbelievably, he also did me a great favor that I will not identify, but it was above and beyond what one expects from any attorney.
Review Left On 02/28/2016
Jessy Houle

There is no need to look any further for a divorce lawyer. I have been through a few and was very pleased to finally find Clausen & Hassan. They transferred the house to my name, removed my alimony over a year early, and obtained a Karon Waiver to guarantee no further financial loss. Divorce is unfortunate enough, there is no need to be a victim. Hire a good lawyer! I stand nothing to gain here, other than to hopefully help you shorten your search and save you the time/money/pain that I went through.
Review Left On 02/28/2016
Jose Brizard

Efficiency, Relevance, Empathy, Respect and Clarity. Because of the complexity of the case, during the course of my divorce, I interviewed and communicated with some 20 lawyers. I consequently feel confident to state that Farhan Hassan is one of the best lawyer in the Twin Cities Area. Farhan has an extraordinary ability to rapidly sort through a wealth of information, focus on what is relevant, identify implications, correct misunderstanding, and communicate with empathy, respect and clarity the options available. The quality assistance Farhan and his office staff provided me, while meeting the greatest standards of ethics and efficiency, has bettered our lives forever. I highly recommend F. Hassan.
Jose Brizard, mother of four.
Review Left On 02/28/2016
Eric Almquist

I was treated with respect, empathy, and professionalism. I would recommend Farhan Hassan to any person seeking a professional allowing you to feel dignified, secure, understood, and helped along with a true advocate. Mr. Hassan carries himself with a unique mix of grace, self-assurance, intellect, creativity, humility, along with never missing the big picture. After being blessed to work with Mr. Hassan I no longer lump attorneys into a single stereotype. His assistant, Ms. Bryant, is also fantastic. I struggled to find a divorce attorney whom I believed in until I worked with Mr. Hassan. Call with confidence.
Review Left On 02/28/2016
Douglas Wolfgram

Custody terms awarded by the court far exceeded our expectations and provide our grandson with the security and protection that we had hoped for. The process was explained to us in detail and they were prompt with answers to questions. Farhan’s guidance to our son thru the divorce and custody process helped him determine the best course of action that ultimately enabled him to do what was necessary so that the court would rule favorably for him and his son. Billing was detailed and they were able to work out payment terms for us. Hopefully we will not need them again but it is comforting to know that if we do they will be there and provide the best representation possible.
Review Left On 02/28/2016
Brianna Nyquist

I highly recommend Farhan. He was a wealth of knowledge and provided me with the legal advice I needed. Farhan is a hard-working individual, and he made me feel important as a client. I am very grateful for his expertise, and I would use him again for all my legal needs.
Review Left On 02/28/2016
Patty Sherburne

I have been a client of Brian Clausen for various family law and parenting issues from 2000 to 2014. Brian has always worked on any issues that I have presented to him in a very diligent and professional manner. I have always appreciated his thorough approach, and his steadfast follow through. He is extremely knowledgeable in the area of family law, and I always feel confident that he is taking the appropriate steps with any and all of my issues. He consistently responds to all of my questions in a timely manner. Any person would feel confident with Brian as their counsel.
Review Left On 02/28/2016
Jeffrey Cirullo

I would highly recommend Brian for any of the areas of law that he practices. Specifically for me he helped with my divorce. At all times during my divorce I was confident that Brian had my best interest in mind. He has a high level of knowledge about the law and does a great job of explaining it in terms that anyone can understand. He is very honest and realistic when he is laying out the facts of your case and at no time did I ever feel he wanted to move my case to court. While I was confident in Brian if my case went to trial he made every effort to successfully settle the case outside of court. I trusted Brian throughout the entire process. He was very accessible throughout the process and was easy to work with during something that is very stressful for anyone going through it. My divorce has been finalized for 5 year and Brian has still be dedicated to my case when anything has come up. If you are looking for an honest, hard working attorney you can trust contact Brian.
Review Left On 02/28/2016
Eric Krenzel

I had been involved in a custody/divorce case that was particularly difficult. Ultimately, my case was about protecting my children from an abusive situation. I had been thru the courts, other lawyers, and guardians for a few years. I had grown very frustrated with the system, I was a Father looking to protect my kids and this seemed to fall on deaf ears, until Brian Clausen took on my case. Finally, I had found representation that listened and gave merit to my cause. It was because of Brian's hard-work and commitment to my case that I now have full custody, and can sleep at night knowing my kids are safe. I could not have found a more ideal representative for myself and advocate for my children's safety. Simply put, the best family lawyers around. Thanks Clausen & Hassan!
Review Left On 02/28/2016
Rinki Sachdeva

I am very glad that Farhan came highly recommended through a family friend,. Farhan’s thought process is very clear on issues, but what really makes; it clearer is the client’s expectations upfront. Knowing the end result and communicating that to him, definitely makes life easier for both the parties.
In my experience, Farhan was very candid in letting me know upfront that what I want and what I get in the end might be two different things; and I appreciated the honesty in that. My case was active was almost active for 2 years in court and him and his staff were always very diligent about getting back to me via emails , calls etc. within 24 hours.
He never failed to play the devil’s advocate, if ever I was taking an extreme stand on issues, so that he and I can be prepared for the opposing counsel or the judge. It is definitely not something that one expects, from their advocate, but after a while, one does develop a lawyer perspective in doing so.
In today’s day and economy, where budgeting is the key and especially in a divorce case , where financial matters can be lengthy and complicated ;Farhan did let me know of ways and things that I can do, to save money and his time and I appreciated that effort of his .
Looking back, the only thing that I would do different is learn more about the judicial system on my pace. There were a number of times, that I had to pick Farhan’s brain and his staff as well on the flow of events (mediation, Early neutral evaluation, settlement conferences etc.) . He was more than happy to answer all my questions and educate me on general topics of the judicial system, but it did come at a cost. Instead, I would recommend taking the co- parenting class on legal and economic issues offered through the county for approx... $40.00 , which for the most part covered all aspects of the judicial system. I would even recommend that class, if you are even thinking of divorce and have not talked to your spouse yet.
I have not dealt with any lawyers in the past ( most of us don’t) , so my review of course will not have a frame of reference , or comparison , but at the end of the day , I was content with the approach, the skills, the experience that he demonstrated during my case.
Review Left On 02/28/2016
Lisa McNamara

Farhan is hardworking and dedicated. He has a great knowledge of the law and was always very up-front with me. He goes the extra mile, and is not afraid of fighting for his clients. I felt I didn't have to do the arguing during our difficult mediation session with my ex. I found him very fair on charges, something rare in the world of attorney's. I would definitely use Farhan again and highly recommend him!!
Review Left On 02/28/2016
Katrina Hamilton

With Highest Regard!

I am truly grateful to attorney Brian Clausen for his guidance, expertise, and professional approach to my case. In a time of immense stress, Brian was able to provide a level of comfort with his tremendous attention to detail, preparation and accessibility. I trusted that he always had my family’s best interests in mind. I credit him with having such an adept approach with opposing attorneys, as he maintained a level of respectful and professionalism no matter the situation. Thank you Brian!
Review Left On 02/28/2016
barb k

I can't say enough positive things about Farhan Hassan and his paralegal, Heather.
Farhan is very knowledgeable and skilled at handling emotionally charged cases.

Perhaps some people are blessed with easy going, amicable divorces, but for the other 90% of us, we need legal representation that separates emotion from fact.

Farhan took the time to explain how the process works and how he could best represent my interests each step of the way. Because of Farhan's effective representation and counsel, my divorce took a fraction of the time I thought it would. My outcome was favorable in so many ways besides financial.

I truly felt a huge burden of stress lifted from having Mr. Hassan as my attorney.
Farhan was strongly referred to me by a trusted friend and I would happily recommend him and his office to family and friends.
Review Left On 02/28/2016
Josh Mangas

Brian represented me on and off over 10 years in a very emotionally changed case where I had to fight repeatedly for visitation and ultimately custody of my child. Brian was professional, insightful, and dedicated to my case. He and his assistants were always quick to respond to any question, concerns, and recommendations by both phone and email. In my change of custody case, Brian built a strong case along every relevant legal factor considered for a change of custody. His strategy paid dividends in overcoming a biased guardian ad litem who, despite clear legal and medically documented physical, emotional, and psychological abuse, along with evidence of neglect, recommended that the child remain with the mother. His attention to detail and clear articulation during the court proceeding enabled the judge to make a well-defined and sound decision in my favor.

Brian has also provided me with effective legal counsel for proceeding with a change of name for my minor child. This enabled me to properly file and personally represent my child in a change of name proceeding.

I highly recommend Brian Clausen if you want to ensure you have the strongest case possible to be argued in court or to allow you to negotiate from a position of strength. Brian’s fees are reasonable, fair, and worth every cent.

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