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Minnesota Law Services

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Comprehensive Legal Services in Southern Minnesota

Skillings Law Office provides clients throughout Southern Minnesota with expert legal services. We deliver comprehensive legal representation in the areas of criminal defense, family law, and probate.

You Deserve to Be Heard

We firmly believe that every individual has the right to have his or her side of the story heard and understood, which is why we work so hard to get to know our clients and their unique situations. We go about laying the legal groundwork to creatively solve your legal problems and diligently work to produce the results you need and deserve. You’ll benefit from our aggressive legal team’s perfect balance of knowledge, experience, patience, compassion, and drive. When you need a trustworthy and affordable attorney in Southern Minnesota, call Skillings Law Office.

We’re Here When You Need Us

Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony crime, are creating a prenuptial agreement, are heading into divorce, wish to adopt a child, or need help navigating the probate process, it’s important you understand your rights and legal options. For a free, confidential consultation, call our office at (507) 344-1535, or use our convenient online form to reach us. We’re standing by to help you in your time of need.

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Criminal Defense Attorneys

OUR SERVICES:

Criminal Defense

Have you been arrested and charged with a crime in Minnesota? Criminal offenses come with serious ramifications, and it’s important that your side of the story is heard. At this point, you’re probably wondering where to turn for help. Skillings Law Office provides expert criminal defense services in New Ulm, MN, Brown County, and all of Southern MN. From misdemeanor DUI to felony assault and beyond, we’ll work closely with you to protect your freedom and preserve your reputation. In many cases, we prove our clients not guilty or are able to have criminal charges reduced or dismissed. Contact us today to discuss your situation.

Misdemeanor Defense
Misdemeanor charges include DUI/DWI, theft, domestic violence, etc. It is defined by its maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and/or $1,000 fine. By contrast, a gross misdemeanor is defined by its maximum penalty of one year in jail and/or a $3,000 fine.  While the word “misdemeanor” sounds innocuous, being found guilty of a misdemeanor crime may affect employment, child custody decisions, your ability to obtain a license or home loan, and more. An experienced misdemeanor defense attorney will fight vigorously on your behalf to limit the lasting effects of being accused of a misdemeanor in Minnesota. Reach out to our office for a free consultation with an experienced defense attorney.

Felony Attorney Services
Felony accusations can ruin families, wreck reputations and end careers. Southern Minnesota residents who are facing serious felony charges, such as assault and family violence, drug charges, or other crimes involving sentences greater than one year, need an aggressive advocate to fight on their behalf. T. Oliver Skillings at Skillings Law Office will work hard to defend clients from injustice and discrimination when they have been charged with a felony crime. Time is of the essence; please call us for more information.

Family Law

Family relationships are complex, which often makes family law cases complicated. T. Oliver Skillings is an experienced, compassionate family law attorney serving New Ulm, MN and the surrounding area. Whether you are creating a prenuptial agreement, facing divorce, trying to gain custody or visitation of your children, or working toward adoption or guardianship, Skillings Law Office will help you navigate the legalities and produce a solution that protects your interests and benefits any children that may be involved.

Experienced Minnesota Divorce Attorney
The uncertainties involved in divorce can leave you feeling broken. Securing the services of a compassionate and experienced Southern Minnesota divorce lawyer enables you to protect your interests as they concern the division of property, preserving your lifestyle, and arranging for the custody and/or visitation of your children. T. Oliver Skillings is a knowledgeable divorce attorney serving the Brown County area of Minnesota. The Skillings Law Office will work closely with you to secure your rights in divorce proceedings and work toward sensible solutions that benefit your children.

Minnesota Lawyer for Adoption, Guardianship, and More
Skillings Law Office is honored to assist individuals and families who wish to adopt a child in Minnesota. The Minnesota adoption process is complex, involving county juvenile court, home studies, and background checks. This process may take months to complete. T. Oliver Skillings will help you navigate legalities of Minnesota’s adoption system and reduce the stress of adding a new member to your family!

Probate

Grief Compounds the Complexities of Probate Court

Probate is a court process that transpires after someone passes away. The deceased’s assets are used to settle any debts, including taxes, and the remaining assets are distributed to beneficiaries. Individuals and families involved in the probate process are often mired in grief. This can make it an emotionally draining ordeal and leave the bereaved open to fraudulent activity by other beneficiaries.

Experienced and Compassionate Minnesota Probate Attorney

How an estate was set up and whether or not a Will is contested will determine how complex the probate process will be. Skillings Law Office is ready to manage your loved ones estate and guides our clients in a way that guards their welfare and honors the wishes of the deceased party. Whether you are left to administer an estate with or without a Will or someone else is managing a loved one’s assets and you question the validity of their actions, we are here to help. Please contact our office today for a free, discreet, no-obligation consultation.