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A founding member of the law firm of Clausen & Hassan, LLC, Mr. Hassan concentrates his practice, which spans a period of over fifteen years, on all areas of family law.
His family law practice includes contested divorce, uncontested divorce, collaborative divorce, International divorce and custody issues, paternity proceedings and divorces finalized through Mediation and/or Early Neutral Evaluations. Mr. Hassan has strong experience in areas involving child custody, child support, parenting time, paternity, 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, including but not limited to temporary hearings, contempt hearings, domestic abuse and order for protection evidentiary hearings and modification motions involving custody and parenting time. Mr. Hassan has also successfully argued several cases before the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
Mr. Hassan's professional experience includes successfully litigating several modification of legal and physical custody cases; successfully litigating numerous initial establishment of legal and physical custody cases; successfully 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 out-of state relocation; significant experience working in conjunction with financial planners in spousal maintenance cases; mental health professionals in custody/parenting time conflicts; and financial experts in cases involving business valuation and forensic accounting issues; extensive experience in Motions for Amended Findings/New Trial and Appeals to the Minnesota Court of Appeals; successfully defending clients charged with sexual abuse; extensive Litigation in the areas of temporary and permanent spousal maintenance, establishment and modification of custody and parenting time, property settlement, allocation of debt & child support; and appearance in numerous Financial Early Neutral Evaluations & Social Early Neutral Evaluations on behalf of clients.
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 and Social Early Neutral Evaluation Training through the Minnesota Judicial Branch and he is currently on the Early Neutral Evaluation provider list 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.
As a former prosecutor, Mr. Hassan has significant experience in dealing with issues surrounding the following: DWI/DUI; Assault; Violation of Order for Protection/Restraining Order; Theft; Shoplifting; Criminal Damage to Property; Criminal Sexual Conduct; Traffic Offenses; Disorderly Conduct; Trespass; and Child Protection proceedings.
Mr. Hassan received his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the William Mitchell College of Law in 1998. He is licensed to practice in the State of Minnesota and Federal Court. Mr. Hassan is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, and is an Adjunct Representation Professor at William Mitchell College of Law. Mr. Hassan has been designated a “Rising Star” by Minnesota Law & Politics magazine and has been an active volunteer at the Tubman Center since 2001. In 2010, Clausen & Hassan, LLC received the 2010 Firm of the Year award from Tubman.
With offices in downtown Minneapolis and Saint Paul, the law firm of Clausen & Hassan, LLC serves clients in all of the following counties: Ramsey County, Hennepin County, Dakota County, Washington County, Anoka County, Scott County, Carver County and Sherbourne County.
• Rising Stars: 2004, 2009 - 2011, 2013
Admitted: 1998, Minnesota
Professional Webpage: www.clausen-hassan.com/attorney-profiles-minnesota/farhan-ha...
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