Andrew Hunstad

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Eagan, MN

Sheridan & Dulas, P.A.
 | 1380 Corporate Center Curve, Suite 320
Eagan, MN 55121
Phone: 651-686-8800
Fax: 651-686-7870
Selected To Rising Stars: 2020
Licensed Since: 2013
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Andrew Hunstad is an associate attorney at Sheridan & Dulas, P.A., in Eagan, Minnesota. Mr. Hunstad focuses his practice on family law and serves clients in Dakota County and throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

Mr. Hunstad handles all types of family law matters, including adoptions, alimony, child support, child custody, divorce, domestic violence, father’s rights, marital property, name changes, paternity, prenuptial agreements, same-sex family law, spousal support and visitation. In addition to his litigation skills, he has experience with collaborative law and alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation.

The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys named Mr. Hunstad one of the top 10 family law attorneys under 40 in Minnesota. The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys also included him on its “10 best” list for 2019 and 2020.

Staying active in his legal community is a priority for Mr. Hunstad. He is a member of the Dakota County Bar Association and sits on its board of directors. He also belongs to the Hennepin County Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Minnesota Lavender Bar Association and the Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota. He is a volunteer attorney for Legal Assistance of Dakota County, Ltd. and Wills for Heroes.

Mr. Hunstad earned a bachelor’s degree from South Dakota State University and graduated cum laude from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He holds licenses to practice law before all Minnesota state courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.

 
Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

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Rising Stars: 2020

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About Andrew Hunstad

Admitted: 2013, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://www.ssdpa.com/firm-overview/andrew-t-hunstad/

Honors/Awards:

  • American Institute of Legal Counsel - Recognizing excellence. Allowing clients to make wise decisions., 10 Best Family Law Attorney, American Institute of Legal Counsel, 2020
  • The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys is an organization devoted to recognizing the top family law attorneys in the nation. , Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 In Minnesota, NAFLA, 2019
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel Recognizing excellence. Allowing clients to make wise decisions., 10 Best Family Law Attorney, American Institute of Legal Counsel, 2019

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2018
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2017
  • Minnesota State Bar AssociationFamily Law & New Attorney Section, 2016
  • Minnesota Lavender Bar Association, 2017
  • American Bar Association, 2013
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota, 2016
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, 2017

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Dakota County Bar Association - Board of Directors, 2019
  • Dakota County Bar Association - Board of Directors, 2018
  • Dakota County Bar Association - Board of Directors, 2017
  • Legal Assistance of Dakota County, Ltd, Volunteer Attorney, 2019
  • Legal Assistance of Dakota County, Ltd, Volunteer Attorney, 2018
  • Legal Assistance of Dakota County, Ltd, Volunteer Attorney, 2017
  • Wills for Heroes, Volunteer Attorney, 2018
  • Wills for Heroes, Volunteer Attorney, 2017
  • Wills for Heroes, Volunteer Attorney, 2016
  • Quorum, 2017
  • Quorum, 2016

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Dissolution proceeding involving opposing party’s employer sponsored employee stock option plan (ESOP) containing restrictions on divisions due to dissolution. Result: Settlement awarded client over 50% of marital options held in constructive trust. Client received +$2,000,000 when employer merged in 2019., 2017
  • Dissolution proceeding involving client's claim for spousal maintenance after 3 year marriage. Result: Decree awarded client spousal maintenance., 2017
  • Dissolution proceeding involving client's claim for spousal maintenance after +17 year absence from workforce. Result: Settlement awarded client $15,000 per month in spousal maintenance., 2017
  • Dissolution proceeding involving client's claim for spousal maintenance after +20 year absence from workforce. Result: Decree awarded client $9,250 per month in spousal maintenance., 2018
  • Post-decree dissolution proceeding concerning opposing party’s default on joint mortgage and home equity loan. Result: Order in favor of client, home sold, debts satisfied, and award of conduct-based attorneys’ fees in favor of client., 2019
  • Post-decree dissolution proceeding concerning client’s allegedly undisclosed employer sponsored compensation and stock option plan. Result: Order in favor of client and award of conduct-based attorneys’ fees in favor of client., 2019
  • Complex multijurisdictional custody dispute involving parental kidnapping of a disabled minor child. Result: Order in favor of client., 2019

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Co-Host, The Mom Show - myTalk 107.1, 2019

Newsletters:

  • The firm's blog is published monthly.  The blog contains firm updates and articles relevant to the areas of practice. , Sheridan & Dulas, PA - Firm's Blog

Educational Background:

  • South Dakota State University, Brookings, South DakotaB.S. - 2010 Honors: Dean's List, 2010
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Office Location for Andrew Hunstad

1380 Corporate Center Curve
Suite 320
Eagan, MN 55121

Phone: 651-686-8800

Fax: 651-686-7870

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Last Updated: 2/20/2020

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