Farhan Hassan

Top rated family law attorney in St. Paul, Minnesota

Clausen & Hassan, LLC
Farhan Hassan
Clausen & Hassan, LLC

Practice Areas: Family law; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 1998

Education: Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Urdu

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2001, 2004, 2009 - 2011, 2013
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Clausen & Hassan, LLC

2305 Waters Drive
Waters Drive Business Park
St. Paul, MN 55120 Visit website


Mr. Hassan concentrates his practice, which spans a period of over twenty years, on all areas of family law. His family law practice includes issues involving divorce, custody, spousal maintenance, and complex property division. Mr. Hassan has extensive litigation experience and he has appeared before numerous trial court judges throughout the seven county metropolitan area at trials, motion hearings and other contested hearings.

Mr. Hassan's professional experience includes successfully litigating several modification of legal and physical custody cases; litigating numerous initial establishment of legal and physical custody cases; obtaining property settlement awards in complex, high net worth, dissolution cases; obtaining need-based and conduct-based attorney fee awards, of up to $50,000; negotiating settlements involving privately held businesses and self-employed individuals; successfully litigating and obtaining an award of in excess of $300,000 in a case involving dissipation of assets; successfully litigating numerous Order for Protection cases involving custody & parenting time; successfully representing individuals seeking or opposing out-of-state relocation; working in conjunction with financial planners in spousal maintenance cases; working with mental health professionals in custody/parenting time conflicts; and working with financial experts in cases involving business valuation and forensic accounting issues.

In addition, Mr. Hassan has extensive experience in Motions for Amended Findings/New Trial and Appeals to the Minnesota Court of Appeals. He has successfully defended clients charged with sexual abuse, and he has significant experience in the areas of temporary and permanent spousal maintenance, establishment and modification of custody and parenting time, property settlement, allocation of debt & child support. Mr. Hassan has participated in numerous Financial Early Neutral Evaluations & Social Early Neutral Evaluations on behalf of clients, and has negotiated numerous dissolution settlements through Alternative Dispute Resolution (via Mediation, SENE, FENE and settlement conferences).

While Mr. Hassan strongly believes in attempting to cooperatively settle or mediate cases, he is also a zealous advocate when litigation is the only viable option. Mr. Hassan has received Financial Early Neutral Evaluation Training and Social Early Neutral Evaluation Training through the Minnesota Judicial Branch and he is currently on the Early Neutral Evaluation rosters of Anoka County, Dakota County and Ramsey County. Mr. Hassan has also received Mediation Training and he is a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice.

Mr. Hassan received his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the William Mitchell College of Law in 1998. He is currently licensed to practice in the State of Minnesota and Federal Court.

Mr. Hassan is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, and served as an Adjunct Representation Professor at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law for twelve years. 

Practice areas

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

  • 100% Family law

First Admitted: 1998, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://www.clausen-hassan.com/people/farhan-hassan/

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • The Tubman Center, 2001 - 2013
Educational Background:
  • Luther College, B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science, Dean's List, 1995 William Mitchell College of Law, Cum Laude, 1998
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Adjunct Representation Professor, William Mitchell College of Law, 2008 - Present
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Washington County Bar Association
  • Former Director, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter
  • Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (Membership Committee & Annual Conference)
  • Member, Dakota County Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota, 1998
  • Member, Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Former Member, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
White Papers:
  • 2010 Firm of the Year, Tubman
  • CALI Excellence Award for Jurisprudence, William Mitchell College of Law
  • Cum Laude, William Mitchell College of Law
  • Voted “Rising Star” in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2013 — Minnesota Law and Politics.
  • Blog including informational videos regarding various aspects of Minnesota family law, www.allaboutdivorcemn.com/category/videos/
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2003
  • Family Early Case Management and Early Neutral Evaluation Training, 2009
  • Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice
  • Social Early Neutral Evaluation Training, 2013
  • Mediation Training
  • Parenting Time Expediting Training, 2010

Office location for Farhan Hassan

2305 Waters Drive
Waters Drive Business Park
St. Paul, MN 55120

Phone: 651-647-0087


10 Years Super Lawyers
6 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2001, 2004, 2009 - 2011, 2013

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