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The Nygaard & Longe Law Office was established in 1989 by partners Mark Nygaard and Mark A. Longe. The office’s primary area of practice is family law, with a special focus on representing fathers and protecting their rights in custody, parenting time, and child support cases. Our attorneys have over forty-five years of combined experience as family law attorneys.  

Our office is sensitive to the concerns of fathers who wish to maintain a strong relationship with their children during and after a marital dissolution or separation. The Nygaard & Longe Law Office has registered the service mark "Divorce for Dads".

The attorneys in our office have fought long and hard for the rights of fathers in the legal system, through volunteer lobbying at the Minnesota state legislature, and by conducting free legal clinics for fathers.  

Our lawyers have achieved successful results in hundreds of cases for fathers living all across the Twin Cities area and central and southern Minnesota; including, but not limited to, Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Bloomington, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, Washington County, Anoka County, Wright County, Scott County and Carver County.

At the same time, we have also obtained favorable results for mothers in marital dissolution and custody proceedings.

Our attorneys have successfully argued cases at both the trial court and appellate levels, including two "published" cases (cases which the Court of Appeals determines should establish precedent for the Minnesota district courts).  Our first published case was one of the largest child support contempt cases in Minnesota’s history (March v. Crockarell, 631 N.W.2d 829 (Minn.Ct.App. 2001)); where our office, ironically, represented the mother in a post-marital dissolution contempt proceeding. In our second published case our office successfully argued for an interpretation of Minnesota's new child support statute which made it easier for parents to have their child support obligations modified in accordance with the new guidelines. Rose v. Rose, 765 N.W.2d 142 (Minn.Ct.App. 2009).

We offer a free one-half hour consultation.  

The Nygaard & Longe Law Office is conveniently located in the Midway area of St. Paul, on the north side of Interstate 94 at Cleveland Avenue (near Interstate 94 and Highway 280). The address is 210 Ivy League Place, 475 North Cleveland Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota  55104.  


    From Interstate 94, exit at Cretin/Vandalia and turn north. Turn east (right) at the first street you meet after crossing the freeway, which is Wabash Street. Wabash Street is only one block long, and when you arrive at the t-intersection on its east end turn right so you are heading south (on North Cleveland Avenue). The parking lot is on the south side of our building, or on the north side of interstate 94's freeway embankment. Basically, you are making a large u-turn because there is no exit for Cleveland Avenue on Interstate 94.

    Link to Mapquest (enter starting address for directions). 

Telephone:  651.641.0694

Facsimile:  651.641.1947

E-Mail Address: info@mndivorcefordads.com


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Links to State of Minnesota Statutes and Forms:


Minnesota's Child Support Calculator


Parenting Time Motion Forms


Child Support Modification Forms


Minnesota's Child Support statute (Chapter 518A)


Minnesota's Marital Dissolution Statute (Chapter 518)