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Andrew Thomas Hunstad

Divorce and separation Attorney at Eagan, MN

4.9   11 reviews

Licensed for 9 years

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About Andrew

Learn Andrew’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%
    - Dissolution of Marriage - Post-Dissolution actions - Custody and Parenting Time - Paternity actions - Child Support actions and enforcement - Property Division - Alimony/Spousal Maintenance - LGBT Family issues - Grandparent visitation

  2. Alimony
    25%
    - Calculation of Alimony/Spousal Maintenance - Establishment of Alimony/Spousal Maintenance - Modification of Alimony/Spousal Maintenance - Termination of Alimony/Spousal Maintenance - Cohabitation and Alimony/Spousal Maintenance

  3. Family
    25%
    - Dissolution of Marriage - Post-Dissolution actions - LGBT Family issues - Custody and Parenting time actions - Paternity actions - Child Support actions - Step-Parent Adoptions - Third Party actions - Grandparent visitation

  4. Marriage and prenuptials
    10%
    - Drafting Prenuptial/Antenuptial Agreements - Drafting Postnuptial Agreements - Enforcement of Prenuptial/Antenuptial Agreements - Contested Prenuptial/Antenuptial Agreements

HELPING FAMILIES AND RESOLVING DISPUTES. CALL NOW TO SPEAK WITH AN EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY

Andrew Hunstad focuses his practice in the areas of divorce and family law. He has previously represented clients in high-conflict family law matters, recognizing in certain situations such an approach is unavoidable, he believes such disputes further complicate effective co-parenting following the divorce and places an unfair burden on minor children.

He works with and counsels parents, spouses, grandparents and other relatives to resolve their most complex financial and personal issues. Andrew’s goal is to help his client create a fair and dignified settlement. When settlement is not possible, he zealously and diligently advocates for his client through the litigation process. Andrew is an effective communicator, negotiator and problem-solver.

Andrew also represents clients in appellate cases at the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

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Licensed for 9 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2013
Updated 10/28/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Andrew

Sheridan & Dulas, P.A.
1380 Corporate Center Curve
Suite 320
Eagan, MN, 55121

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Paul | September 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He is your guy!
Mr. Hunstad - I cannot thank you enough for your help over the last few months. The divorce was difficult enough but it was easier having a lawyer that would tell me the truth. -PK
Posted by Alan | February 8, 2014
Helpful and Patient
Mr. Hunstad was both helpful and patient with me. He walked me through my employee contract step by step. While going through each part of the contract, he was able to put everything into laymen's terms if I didn't fully understand the technical aspects . He also had a great grasp of current laws, both state and federal Overall I would highly recommend him based on both knowledge and communication.
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Posted by Valoree | February 23, 2022
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Excellent
Mr. Hunstad is a very good Lawyer. He has excellent communication skills. He is kind hearted, understandable. Anytime I called upon him, he was always there to communicate with me. I highly recommend Mr. Hunstad.
Posted by Bev | May 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I was encouraged to hire an attorney for my divorce, I didn’t know where to begin looking. I found Andrew through the Ramsey County Bar Association. I did an initial consultation with him and hired him on the spot. Andrew is knowledgeable, helped me understand all the legalities. He works hard to be fair and provide an equitable outcome. I would recommend him, and have recommended him to several people.
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Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2020
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Listens and wins
I friend recommended I talk with Andrew Hunstad after my first attorney stopped communicating with me. I decided to hire him to take over my case.. Andrew was very professional and responsive to my calls and emails. From the beginning, Andrew listened to me. I told him what was important to me and he did not forget. Divorce is not much fun but finding someone who can explain the law, communicate my concerns, and deliver made it easier. Take my advice, talk to him before you hire anyone else.
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Posted by Venessa | August 5, 2020
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Very satisfied!
Andrew Hunstad and the staff were helpful and responsive to all of my questions and concerns. They made a very difficult time for me as quick and as painless as possible. He is a real professional and made all legal matters a walk in the park for me. From the free consultation all the way until the finalization Andrew and the staff were extremely professional and knowledgeable about the process. Highly recommend!
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Posted by Linda | January 31, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Thankful every single day for the outcome Andrew achieved!
I hired Andrew long distance by phone. We discussed my marriage and many of the unique financial aspects to it, and what I hoped to accomplish in the settlement agreement. Andrew was extremely patient with me and the emotional struggle I had with exiting a long term partnership that I did not plan to leave. He was kind and gentle with me but kept me on task. Andrew was really great at guiding me through the negotiations, reminding me of what mattered and what really didn't. Andrew knew that language requiring my ex to provide financial assistance for my adult daughter's horses was paramount for me, and he found a way to accomplish that despite there not being any child support, and in a way that my ex did notperceive it as "too much alimony". In other words, he allowed the opposing side to maintain dignity while still getting me a really generous settlement. The single thing that he did which stands out though, and one which my ex just hammered me about, is that Andrew fought really hard to protect my marital share of my ex's privately held company stock. While there was no street value at the time of the divorce, the potential was there. Andrew held firm about putting language in regarding those shares. Less than a year after the divorce, the company announced recapitalization. The $5,000 or $7,000 I spent on Andrew working through that - and it took subpoenas to my ex's HR department - will net me almost a million dollars once the shares transfer. I almost gave up on this battle as I felt like I'd won so many others. I'm so grateful that Andrew insisted I did not! Additionally, we had three homes in three states; a lot of moving pieces and complicated income and assets and debts. Andrew was methodical and calm and wise and dug in to get the complete information, but remained calm and friendly and available to me as if I was his only client. In the end, he went to court without me even there. I met him once, briefly; which in hindsight seems outrageous for a person who's legal work amounts to several million dollars worth of settlements. I couldn't be more happy with what Andrew accomplished for me and for how kind he was doing it. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a divorce attorney. His attention to detail and his knowledge of the law was priceless.
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Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2020
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Client
Andrew was always very responsive to my inquiries and was able to complete my divorce in only 6 weeks.
Posted by Jon | September 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THANK YOU!
Mr. Hunstad, When we first met, we discussed my concerns related to the divorce and spousal maintainence, amongst other things. You were candid in your advice and told me what I needed to hear. Your understanding of the law and the emotions involved saved me from making a costly mistake. You literally saved me $7,000.00 each month. Thank you, again.
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Posted by Sarah | September 19, 2017
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Fantastic Attorney
I hired Andrew for my divorce. I couldn't have made a better choice. His hard work secured maintenance and financial security for my family.
Posted by Bryce | February 28, 2014
Startup Legal Advice
Andy has helped me with legal advice for my startup company. I wanted to write a promissory note so an individual could provide a startup loan. He was able to tailor a note specifically to my business, relationship with the individual, and Minnesota Law. I also wanted to review my Articles of Org and Member Control Agreement to determine procedures for adding members with ownership of units, governors to the board, committees on the board, and officers. Again, he was able to tailor the information specifically to my business. The advice will help me allow individuals to get involved in my company, follow my company's and MN's requirements, and not create conflicts or risks.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Education

  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law Schoo
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • South Dakota State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2010

Associations

  • Dakota County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2017 - Present
  • Volunteer attorney
  • Legal Assistance of Dakota County, Ltd
  • 2017 - Present
  • Minnesota First District Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Institute
  • 2016 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Quorum
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 10 Best Family Law Attorney
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2021
  • 2021 Minnesota Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 In Minnesota
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • 2020 Minnesota Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorney
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2020
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorney
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 In Minnesota
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
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Speaking Engagements

  • myTalk 107.1 - Mom Show
  • Guest Host
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Andrew
Family Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I wholeheartedly endorse Andrew Hunstad. He is very intelligent, an excellent problem solver and able to communicate extremely well on difficult and complex issues."
Family Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Andrew is a gifted attorney who uses a number of approaches to achieve the best outcome for his clients. I highly endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Hunstad since we both became licensed in 2013. He is a dedicated attorney and extremely approachable. He has been a great resource for me on various client issues."
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Eagan Divorce and separation Lawyer Andrew Thomas Hunstad
Andrew Thomas Hunstad
Divorce and separation Attorney
Eagan, MN
Licensed for 9 years
Free Consultation