Scott County Divorce Attorney

The law firm is located in Scott County Minnesota (in Prior Lake) and represents many divorce and family law clients located throughout Scott County.  Scott County is in the First Judicial District in the State of Minnesota.  Scott County consists of the cities of Belle Plaine, Jordan, Elko New Market, New Prague, Prior Lake, Savage and Shakopee and Belle Plaine, Blakeley, Cedar Lake, Credit River, Helena, Jackson, Louisville, New Market, St. Lawrence, Sand Creek, and Spring Lake townships.  There is just one Courthouse located within Scott County:

  • Scott County Government Center/Scott County Judicial Center * 200 Fourth Avenue West, Shakopee, Minnesota 55379

The Scott County Jail is located directly adjacent to the Courthosue.  As of 2011, there were six full time judges in Scott County.  However, judges from both Dakota County and Carver County frequently travel to Scott County to adjudicate Court matters.  In approximately December 2010, Scott County began conducting Initial Case Management Conferences (ICMCs) for most family law proceedings.  Scott County adopted this program after observing the positive results from the pilot ICMC program started in Hennepin County.  Currently, when a divorce, child custody or other family law matter is filed in Scott County, the matter will be assigned (blocked) to one of the six judges, and then scheduled for an ICMC.  In the hopes that all such family law proceedings can start on a postive note, Scott County currently does not allow a motion for temporary relief to be scheduled prior to the ICMC.   

Scott County Family Law Lawyer

The Scott County Courthouse provides a friendly environment in a rapidly growing County within the State of Minnesota. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population of Scott County to be 131,939 in the year 2009.  Scott County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state of Minnesota, having increased 55% since 1990.  Scott County is a member of the Metropolitan Council, which espouses beliefs of responsible growth management and progressive development concepts such as clustering, open-space design, and the preservation of open space and rural land.

If you have a divorce, child custody or other family law matter in Scott County Minnesota, please contact Blahnik Law Office, PLLC for a free initial consultation to discuss your various options.