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952-893-9393
steve@yazlaw.com
Stevan Yasgur
STEVAN S. YASGUR, P.C.
3300 Edinborough Way, Suite 550, Edina, Minnesota, 55435


Bio

Anyone facing a divorce has a fundamental choice: Will I make this experience about the conflict, or about the future? My clients choose the future over the conflict; their families over their fights. They realize that divorce restructures families, it doesn’t end them. My wife, Cheri, and I have worked together for 30 years,  teaching our clients how to discover their family’s true interests and reach settlements that honor those interests. Collaborative practice is a safe, affordable, efficient way to rise above the conflict, care for your family, and preserve their future. We welcome the opportunity to meet and answer your questions. We believe you’ll like what you hear.

I have represented dozens, if not hundreds, of clients in divorce hearings and trials since 1980. If you knew what I know, a courtroom is the last place you’d choose to end your marriage and plan your family’s future. Although sometimes there’s no choice, usually there is. Every family is unique in some respect. Collaborative practice lets you find solutions that preserve that uniqueness, because you and your spouse make the decisions. A wise family court judge once told a client and his spouse, “It’s not in my job description to love your children. Don’t you think decisions about their future should be made by someone who does (love them)?” Collaborative divorce gives you the freedom–and safety–to do this. It’s what I admire most about this approach.

Training
YearTraining TypeInstructorHours
2011 New Collaborative Exp. – faculty self/CLI faculty 12.00
2011 mortgage foreclosures/short sales various 1.00
2011 IACP Forum San Francisco various 11.00
2009 Collaborative Experience faculty self/CLI faculty 12.00
2009 IACP Forum – Mpls various 11.00
2008 Collaborative Experience faculty self/CLI faculty 12.00
2008 IACP Forum – New Orleans various 11.00
2007 Basic Collaborative Law Training self/CLI faculty 12.00
2007 Mediation Training Chris Leick 30.00
2007 Advanced Collaborative Law Training Peggy Thompson 6.00
2007 Advanced Collaborative Law Training Sharon Ellison 12.00
2006 Intermediate Interdisciplinary Training Susan Gamache 6.00
2006 Advanced Interdisciplinary Training Gamache/Smith 11.00
2006 Basic Collaborative Law Training CLI/faculty 18.00
2005 Basic Collaborative Law Training CLI/faculty 18.00
2005 Advanced Collaborative Law Training Chip Rose 6.00
2005 Intermediate Collaborative Law Training Janis Pritchard/Brad Hunter 3.00
2004 Advanced Collaborative Law Training Chip Rose 12.00
2004 Basic Collaborative Law Training CLI/faculty 6.00
2002 Basic Collaborative Law Training CLI-Minnesota 3.00
2002 Intermediate Collaborative Law Training CLI-Minnesota (Medicine Hat) 3.00
2002 Basic Interdisciplinary Training CLI-Minnesota 3.00
2001 Intermediate Collaborative Law Training CLI-Minnesota 5.00
1999 Basic Collaborative Law Training CLI–Minnesota 5.00
1996 Mediation Training Hamline University DRC 30.00
1995 Mediation Training Mediation Center 40.00
Areas of Practice
  • Family Law
Education
Undergraduate Education: B.J. 1972 University of Missouri–Columbia
Law School: J.D. 1980 William Mitchell College of Law
Professional Licenses
  • Minnesota–admitted 1980
  • District of Minnesota (federal)–1981
Professional Activities
  • member, Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota since 1999
  • collaborative law training faculty
  • board member, Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota, 1999-2001,; 2005-2007
  • past president, Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota
  • Minnesota Supreme Court Rule 114 qualified neutral in civil and family law

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