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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.

In fact, the Nygaard & Longe Law Office is the oldest established father's rights law office in the State of Minnesota.  Our attorneys have over fifty-five years of combined experience in the area of family law.  The Nygaard & Longe Law Office has registered the service mark "Divorce for Dads".

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; or in paternity cases, where the parents never were married.

The attorneys in our office have not only fought long and hard for the rights of fathers in the legal system; but also 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 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 at 2588 Rice Street in Little Canada.  It is in the Edgewater Town Office Park; which is approximately .7 miles north of Highway 36 on the east side of Rice Street. The Edgewater Town Office Park is approximately 1.8 miles south of Interstate 694. Interstate 35E is approximately 1 mile east of our office, and we are located just south of County Road C.


    From Highway 36, exit at Rice Street, and drive north approximately .7 miles.  Our office is located on the east side of Rice Street in the Edgewater Town Office Park.  Most of the Edgewater Town Office Park is off of Rice Street on a cul-de-sac. The driveway for the Office Park is two driveways north of the Flameburger Restaurant.

    From Interstate 35E take the Little Canada Road exit and proceed west.  Little Canada Road intersects with County Road C at the first stop sign west of the interstate exit.  At the stop sign, Little Canada Road turns into County Road C if the driver proceeds straight west (Little Canada Road veers off to the north).  County Road C intersects with Rice Street at the first stoplight.  The Edgewater Office Park is just south of County Road C on the east side of Rice Street.

    Link to Google Maps (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)