Saint Paul Park, Minnesota Divorce Lawyers

Lisa Watson Cyr
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Oakdale, MN Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(651) 288-2844 7825 - 3rd Street N.
Suite 204
Oakdale, MN 55128
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
William Mitchell College of Law
Lisa Watson Cyr has devoted her practice to the area of Divorce and Family Law since being admitted to the Minnesota Bar in 1998. Her experience and depth of knowledge ensure that her clients receive the highest quality of representation in dealing with all aspects of family law matters including divorce, custody, parenting time, child support, marital and non-marital property, alimony, and paternity. She is an effective negotiator and skilled litigator, always keeping the best interests of her clients as her sole focus. Although Lisa believes her clients are best served by a negotiated settlement and strives to settle matters...
Joseph M. Flanders
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Eagan, MN Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(612) 424-0398 2600 Eagan Woods Drive
Suite 270
Eagan, MN 55121
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of North Dakota School of Law
A Dakota County, Minnesota lawyer focusing on probate, estate planning, Wills, Trusts, family law, business law, and litigation.
Gerald O. Williams
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Woodbury, MN Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(651) 332-7650 652 Bielenberg Drive, Suite 202
Woodbury, MN 55125
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Jerry has devoted himself exclusively to the practice of divorce and family law in Minnesota since 1993. He practices in all areas of family law including divorce, custody, child support, paternity, grandparents' rights, mediation, appeals, and same sex cases. Jerry is particularly experienced in representing clients in interstate and international divorce and child custody, and frequently advises other attorneys on these issues. Jerry's practice includes collaborative law and alternative dispute resolution. He is the author of the first Minnesota divorce and family law blog in the state, a recurring author for the Minnesota Association for Justice Magazine, and...
Jeffrey Robert Arrigoni
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Woodbury, MN Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience
(651) 738-1400 1811 Weir Drive, Suite 160
Woodbury, MN 55125
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
Jeff has been a lawyer for 34 years, practicing family law exclusively for 28 years. For the first six years of his career he was a staff attorney at the Minnesota Court of Appeals. He has handled hundreds of cases and has the experience dealing with substantial marital estates in the millions and has tried and litigated many cases, including lengthy custody matters. He is also a trained mediator and ADR neutral on the Minnesota State Roster and is a FENE and SENE neutral in Ramsey County, Anoka County, Washington County, Scott County, Carver County, Pine County, Chisago County, Isanti...
Julie Oney
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Eagan, MN Divorce Lawyer with 6 years experience
(612) 432-1707 3345 Lexington Ave S #203B
Eagan, MN 55121
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
William Mitchell College of Law
Julie is a founding member of Oney + Kim, PLLC, where she empowers each client to take an active role in making legal decisions that will affect his or her future. Her approach is to be strong, knowledgeable, and readily available to advocate for each client.

Julie has experience both in and out of the courtroom where she effectively advocates for clients dealing with divorce, custody/parenting time, third party custody, adoption, support/maintenance, and domestic violence.

One client described working with Julie as follows: "Ms. Oney handled my divorce. I would describe Julie as friendly, knowledgeable of legal matters, and an excellent...
Ryan S McLaughlin
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South Saint Paul, MN Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
(320) 318-0430 153 4th Ave South
Unit 1
South Saint Paul, MN 55075
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
University of Wyoming College of Law and Carleton College
Hello! My name is Ryan McLaughlin and I'm the founding attorney at McLaughlin Law. I focus primarily on Family Law and Estate Planning. In addition to a J.D. from the University of Wyoming College of Law, I have extensive training as a therapist, which has proven invaluable in my work as a divorce mediator.

McLaughlin Law a next-generation law office: flat-fee, mobile, and client-centric. Flat fee means that, from wills to custom contracts to divorce representation, you can see all of my prices in advance. No surprises or hourly-rates that keep accumulating without results. Mobile means that in lieu of...
Lyndsay Howard
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Eagan, MN Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(952) 224-9410 3348 Sherman Court
Suite 201
Eagan, MN 55121
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Elder and Family
Specializing exclusively in areas related to Family Law. Call to schedule a free 30 minute consultation (952)224-9410
Jeffrey Priest
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Eagan, MN Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(651) 294-2023 3348 Sherman Court
Suite 2
Eagan, MN 55121
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Michigan State University
Alejandro Espinosa
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West Saint Paul, MN Divorce Attorney
(651) 352-2964 1349 S Robert St., Suite 202
West Saint Paul, MN 55118
Divorce, Criminal, DWI and Family
Sonja M. Nyberg
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Bloomington, MN Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(952) 955-8009 2626 East 82nd Street
Suite 355
Bloomington, MN 55425
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Hamline University School of Law
After graduating law school in 2010, Sonja secured a judicial clerkship in Hennepin County Family Court. She worked on high asset divorce cases with complex financial matters as well as high conflict custody disputes. Sonja learned firsthand how judicial officers decide cases and what makes a family law attorney effective inside and outside of the courtroom. After clerking, Sonja worked for a large, national law firm where she gained a tremendous amount of experience. Sonja is empathetic, detailed, and aggressive when necessary.
Matthew Majeski
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Lake Elmo, MN Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(651) 207-6162 8530 Eagle Point Boulevard
Suite #100
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
William Mitchell College of Law
Hello, my name is Matt Majeski. I founded and own Majeski Law, LLC. I work exclusively on divorce and other family law issues.

I serve across Minnesota, however a majority of my clients live in the following five county area: Washington, Dakota, Anoka, Ramsey, and Chisago.

Please check out my website at www.majeskilaw.com for more information that may be helpful for you. I'm happy to give a free phone consultation to determine if I can help you with your family issue, and give you an up-front price estimate.
Cindy Perusse
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Bloomington, MN Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(952) 921-5878 Suite 1500
Bloomington, MN 55431
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
I have practiced family law my entire 24-year career as a litigator and a mediator. I am licensed in Minnesota, California and Colorado. After spending time in courts in 3 states, nothing surprises me anymore. I enjoy being an advocate for my clients and guiding them successfully through the legal process be it a divorce, child custody, spousal maintenance or property matters.

I received my Bachelors degree from UCLA, and my law degree from Hamline University School of Law (now Mitchell-Hamline School of Law). I attended advanced training in litigation skills through the ABA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute held at...
Thomas Tuft
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Maplewood, MN Divorce Lawyer
(651) 771-0050 2109 County Road D E
Maplewood, MN 55109
Divorce, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
University of Minnesota Law School
Thomas Tuft, a native of the East Side of Saint Paul, is a shareholder at Tuft, Lach, Jerabek & O'Connell, PLLC practicing in all areas of family law, including complex divorce, child support, paternity, and child custody. He is a Rule 114 Qualified Neutral, a Social Early Neutral Evaluator (SENE) and a Financial Early Neutral Evaluator (FENE). He has been named among the list of Minnesota SuperLawyers® since 2002 and has been named one of the Top 40 Family Law SuperLawyers in Minnesota since 2004. He has been named to the list of Top 100 Superlawyers® in Minnesota and the...
Steven M Coodin
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Lake Elmo, MN Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(651) 209-1155 8681 Eagle Point Blvd.
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DWI and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Steven Coodin was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada . He received his Bachelor of Arts Advanced Degree from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg in 1996. He later attended law school at Thomas Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan and graduated in the fall of 2001. He has been practicing law since he was admitted to the Minnesota State Bar in 2002 and primarily works in the area of criminal defense and family law. Steven prides himself in his work ethic and dedication to his client's cases. Steven formed his own solo attorney...
Kristen Bullock
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Saint Paul, MN Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(651) 270-6484 332 Minnesota Street, Suite W1272
Saint Paul, MN 55101
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Criminal and Family
William Mitchell College of Law
Jennifer M Macaulay
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St. Paul, MN Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(651) 231-1237 649 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Divorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
William Mitchell College of Law
Kelly Lawton Rogosheske
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Saint Paul, MN Divorce Lawyer
(651) 225-9165 1100 West 7th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Family
Hamline University School of Law
Geri Napuck
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St. Louis Park , MN Divorce Lawyer with 33 years experience
(612) 746-4162 5775 Wayzata Blvd
Suite 700
St. Louis Park , MN 55416
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Hamline University School of Law
Minneapolis family law attorney Geri Napuck delievers personalized representation to the Twin Cities. She practices exclusively in the area of family law and has extensive experience representing clients in divorces, child custody issues, parenting issues, property division, spousal maintenance, post-divorce matters, paternity and most recently has added pet mediations to her list of mediation services.
John T Burns Jr
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Burnsville, MN Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(952) 898-6834 14300 Nicollet Ct
Ste 200
Burnsville, MN 55306
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals and Family
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
John grew up in Bloomington, MN and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1985. He attended Mankato State University on a football scholarship before attending Indiana University School of Law and receiving his JD with honors in 1992. He moved his office to Burnsville, MN in 1994 and has remained in the same location for over 20 years. At Burns Law Office our practice is limited to family law matters such as divorce/separation, child custody, child support, father's rights, alimony/spousal maintenance, prenuptials and related matters. John is one of the most respected and experienced attorneys in...
Stacey Keenan
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Maplewood, MN Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(651) 252-7238 2109 County Road D East
Maplewood, MN 55109
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Elder and Family
Howard University School of Law
Becky Moshier
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St Paul, MN Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
(651) 645-1211 2233 University Ave W Suite 420
St Paul, MN 55114
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
William Mitchell College of Law
Becky A. Moshier, Attorney at Law is an experienced bankruptcy lawyer with over 29 years experience.
Vanessa Rybicka
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Minneapolis, MN Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(612) 573-3690 310 4th Avenue South, Suite 5010
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Divorce
William Mitchell College of Law and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
I am a family law attorney that helps clients in Minnesota navigate the next step forward in their divorce, custody, paternity, support, harassment (HRO) or domestic violence (OFP) case. I help clients figure out their goals and what would work best for their family within the context of the family law system. I then guide clients in implementing those goals so they can move forward in their lives. I understand how difficult (financially, emotionally, and sometimes even physically) this process can be. I take care of the papers and letters and phone calls that come along with the process so...
Lisa Amundson
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(651) 209-0209 Apple Valley, Eagan Burnsville, 55122
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Hamline University School of Law
Eric C Nelson
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Minneapolis, MN Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
(800) 323-9436 250 Marquette Ave, Suite 540
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Minnesota Law School
Eric graduated magna cum laude from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN in 1990. In 1994 he received a Doctorate of Law (JD) degree from the University of Minnesota. Following that, he spent the next two years as a judicial clerk for the distinguished Honorable Lois J. Lang, Judge of District Court, with a workload that primarily involved the drafting of divorce decrees, orders, and legal memoranda on a host of issues pertaining to divorce, child custody, child support, visitation, spousal maintenance, distribution of marital and non-marital property, valuation of property, domestic abuse and harassment, and the like....
Trygve Egge
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Shoreview, MN Divorce Attorney with 44 years experience
(651) 481-9581 3750 Lexington Av N, Suite 309
Lexington Office Center
Shoreview, MN 55126
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
William Mitchell College of Law
I have a great deal of experience with court matters, but I am now concentrating more of my time on Wills and Probate. I have been an arbitrator of Minnesota No Fault Auto Accident Claims. I graduated from Hopkins (MN) High School in 1967; St. Olaf College, Northfield MN in 1971 (BA History and Asian Studies) and William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline Law School) in 1975 (JD), working days and attending classes at night through a four year program. I am married and have two adult children.
Bruce N. Crawford
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Minneapolis, MN Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(612) 216-3510 222 South 9th Street
Suite 1600
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Landlord Tenant
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Crawford Law Office is committed to providing skilled and effective legal representation in divorce and other family law and civil litigation matters throughout the Minneapolis and St. Paul metropolitan area. At Crawford Law Office we employ exceptional legal expertise with common sense in our work. We offer our clients the advice and counsel they need in order to make informed decisions about their legal matters while making every effort to cost-effectively resolve their case. We understand that each client we represent faces a unique situation and with that in mind we...
Corwin Kruse
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(612) 231-9865 120 S. Sixth St.
Suite 1240
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55402
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Corwin R. Kruse, Esq.

EDUCATION

J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, magna cum laude
Editor: William Mitchell Law Review

M.A., Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
Major: Sociology

B.S., University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Honors: Dean's List
Major: Sociology

B.B.A., University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD.

Honors: Dean's List

Major: Business Administration


BAR ADMISSIONS

Minnesota, 2004

U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2005

PRIOR EMPLOYMENT

Katz & Manka, Ltd., Family Law Attorney, 2010-2019

William Mitchell College of Law, Adjunct Professor, 2005-2016

Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Associate, 2005-2009

Minnesota Court of Appeals, Judicial Law Clerk to...
Amanda Swanberg
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Bloomington, MN Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(952) 746-4111 7900 Xerxes Ave S, Suite 220
Bloomington, MN 55431
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
William Mitchell College of Law
I help my clients create creative and detailed divorce and co-parenting solutions that will help prevent future conflict and reduce the need to come back to court in the future.
Taylor Jordan
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St. Paul, MN Divorce Lawyer with 2 years experience
(657) 772-3446 905 Parkway Drive
St. Paul, MN 55117
Divorce and Family
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Taylor practices in the area of family law, and she is also a Rule 114 Qualified Neutral. Prior to becoming an attorney, Taylor spent two years as a law clerk and investigator at McCullough & Associates, P.A., before graduating from Mitchell Hamline School of Law. She is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association.

Taylor grew up in Des Moines, Iowa and later attended school at Colorado State University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Political Science. Always a Midwesterner, Taylor moved closer to home after graduation and attended law school at Mitchell Hamline School...
Kathleen E. Rusler O'Connor
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Burnsville, MN Divorce Lawyer with 29 years experience
(952) 529-1961 1500 McAndrews Road West
Suite 104
Burnsville, MN 55337
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
Hamline University School of Law
Kathleen's Family Law Practice focuses on guiding clients through the legal maze. Kathleen uses her 25 years of experience to explain the legal system and help you determine the best options for you to move through the legal system.
Eva Cheney-Hatcher
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Apple Valley, MN Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
(952) 314-1814 14800 Galaxie Ave
Suite 301
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Eva Cheney Hatcher is a respected Family Law Attorney and Qualified Rule 114 Neutral with 19 years of experience. She graduated from Sioux Falls University in South Dakota, Summa Cum Laude, with degrees in English and Business. She was a member of the Honors Society, and named as an Outstanding College Student of America. She attended the University of South Dakota School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctorate, was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Research and Writing, a Law School Foundation Academic Scholarship, and was recognized by the Who's Who Among American Law Students. Eva brings...
Courtney J. Schneider
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Edina, MN Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(763) 259-3655 5201 Eden Avenue
Suite 300
Edina, MN 55436
Divorce and Family
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota School of Law
As a family law attorney, my primary focus is to support clients through the legal process so they may transition into the next chapter of their lives. Prior to representing clients, I worked as judicial law clerk in Hennepin County Family Court. Working side-by-side with judges, I gained an immense understanding of family court procedure, and how judges decide cases. I translate that experience to my practice every day, assisting clients in making the best decisions for their families. I have experience representing clients in all aspects of family law cases, including divorce proceeding, child custody and support matters,...
Jay Tentinger
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Apple Valley, MN Divorce Attorney with 39 years experience
(952) 953-3330 15000 Garrett Avenue
Apple Valley, MN 55121
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Personal Injury
Hamline University School of Law
Jay has been a licensed attorney since 1980. He began his career as a public defender before transitioning into insurance defense work where he gained valuable experience and knowledge of the insurance industry and insurance practices. After founding Tentinger Law Firm in 1997, Jay practiced in family law as well as continuing his insurance defense work. Today, Jay focuses his time to working with small businesses and their litigation needs. Jay is a member of the Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska State Bar Associations and a no-fault arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. He is admitted to practice before the...
Lee Hacklander
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Savage, MN Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(952) 894-6400 4200 County Road 42 West
Savage, MN 55378
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Hamline University
Paul F. Shoemaker
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Minneapolis, MN Divorce Attorney with 33 years experience
(952) 224-4605 5270 West 84th Street
Suite 410
Minneapolis, MN 55425
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Family and Probate
University of North Dakota School of Law
Paul F. Shoemaker has been litigating civil disputes and practicing contested Minnesota divorce and family law matters since his admission to practice law in 1986. In his Minnesota divorce and family law practice, Mr. Shoemaker has counseled and represented hundreds of individuals in disputed and undisputed divorce and paternity actions and in post-divorce issues and hearings involving modification and enforcement of child support, custody, parenting time, spousal maintenance, and other family law issues. He is experienced in Minnesota divorce law in district court trials and appeals. His Minnesota divorce trial experience has involved temporary restraining orders, disputed custody battles, grandparent...
Laurie Cylkowski
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Eagan, MN Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(651) 882-7808 4590 Scott Trail
Suite 210
Eagan, MN 55122
Divorce and Family
Laurie’s practice is focused primarily on family law, including complex issues pertaining to divorce, child custody, property division, modifications of divorce decrees, orders for protection, enforcement, paternity matters, and domestic abuse. Ms. Cylkowski also devotes a portion of her practice to issues of civil rights, discrimination in the work place and special education law - advocating for children with Individual Education Plans (IEP's), negotiating special education services with School Districts and enforcement.

Laurie A. Cylkowski is an experienced trial attorney who is diligent in her practice and dedicated to her clients. She is admitted to practice in all courts in the...
Jennifer L. Thompson
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Bloomington, MN Divorce Attorney with 3 years experience
(763) 310-7477 8500 Normandale Lake Blvd.
Suite 350
Bloomington, MN 55437
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
William Mitchell College of Law
Jennifer has represented private individuals as well as county agencies in family matters, child protection, and civil commitment litigation since 2014. As a certified student attorney at William Mitchell College of Law, she represented parents whose children had been removed from the home under circumstances such as chemical dependency and medical neglect. At the same time, she volunteered as a guardian ad litem (Court Appointed Special Advocate) in child protection cases in Hennepin County.

Beginning in 2015, Jennifer clerked in a private practice family law firm and, after graduating early from law school and passing the Bar exam in...
James CW Bock
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Minneapolis, MN Divorce Attorney
1225 LaSalle Ave.
Suite 1105
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Susan M. Lach
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Maplewood, MN Divorce Attorney with 43 years experience
(651) 771-0050 2109 County Road D East
Maplewood, MN 55109
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Susan M. Lach is a shareholder at Tuft, Lach, Jerabek & O'Connell, PLLC and a Rule 114 Qualified Neutral. Ms. Lach practices in all areas of family law, including complex property valuation and division, contested child custody matters, spousal maintenance, child support issues, and antenuptial agreements. Ms. Lach is trained in arbitration, as well as mediation. She is a Financial Early Neutral Evaluator for the Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, Washington, and Dakota County District Court Early Neutral Evaluation Programs. Ms. Lach is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and is past Minnesota Delegate to...
Kristin Huston
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Edina, MN Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(763) 259-3656 5201 Eden Avenue
Suite 300
Edina, MN 55436
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Hamline University School of Law
I have 17 years of experience, and have been practicing in the area of family law since 2004. I have represented hundreds of clients (mothers, fathers, wives and husbands) in complex and simple divorce actions, custody/parenting time actions, child support proceedings, grandparent visitation actions, and a myriad of other family law actions. I am a zealous advocate for my clients, but I also provide my clients with knowledgeable legal advice about their options so that my client can make an informed decision about how he or she wants to proceed. I do my best to resolve my cases outside of...
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Considering divorce?

If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.

Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.

Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.

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Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).

Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.