Vadnais Heights Divorce Lawyers

Compare 241 top rated Minnesota attorneys serving Vadnais Heights.
Vadnais Heights, MN Divorce Attorney
(651) 426-0870 3985 Clover Ave
Vadnais Heights, MN 55127
Divorce and Family
Thomas Tuft
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Maplewood, MN Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(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 each year...
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.
Susan M. Lach
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Maplewood, MN Divorce Attorney with 44 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...
Stacey Keenan
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Maplewood, MN Divorce Attorney with 11 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
Matthew Eugene Ludt
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Maplewood, MN Divorce Attorney
(651) 488-9700 2091 County Road D East
Suite B200
Maplewood, MN 55109
Divorce, Agricultural, Business and Domestic Violence
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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...
John P. Guzik
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Roseville, MN Divorce Lawyer with 37 years experience
(651) 636-2600 2332 Lexington Ave. N.
Roseville, MN 55113
Divorce, DWI, Domestic Violence and Family
William Mitchell College of Law
John Guzik has been a practicing attorney in the Twin Cities area, representing individual clients – not banks, corporations or the government, for over 30 years. His philosophy is to help solve legal problems by applying creative solutions to what are often times difficult and complex legal issues and problems. He works hard to provide his clients with competent, thorough and professional legal advice and representation. If you would like to learn more information about him, and the services his office provides, please call (651) 636-2600 to schedule an initial consultation, at no cost or obligation.
James Kleinke
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White Bear Lake, MN Divorce Attorney
4527 Allendale Drive
White Bear Lake, MN 55127
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
William Mitchell College of Law
Patrick Sweeney
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St. Paul, MN Divorce Lawyer
(651) 222-2541 3250 Rice St
St. Paul, MN 55126
Divorce, Business and Family
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...
Steven M Coodin
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Lake Elmo, MN Divorce Attorney with 18 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...
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.
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
Jeffrey Robert Arrigoni
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Woodbury, MN Divorce Lawyer with 37 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...
Ms. Carrie H. Peltier Esq.
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Roseville, MN Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(651) 251-7111 2355 Hwy 36 West
Suite 400
Roseville, MN 55113
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal and Immigration
Northeastern University School of Law
I am the owner and managing attorney of Peltier Law, PLLC. The majority of my practice focuses on criminal defense, immigration, and the place where the two intersect. It is a privilege and honor to work as an attorney. It is more than a job for me; helping is what I do in my personal and public life. The word attorney means “one appointed by another to act in her place” or literally “to turn to.” My job is to stand in your place, to take on your worries and fears, and to find a solution.
Becky Moshier
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St Paul, MN Divorce Attorney with 30 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.
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...
John E. Roach
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Roseville, MN Divorce Lawyer
(651) 468-2103 1611 County Road B West
Roseville, MN 55113
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Mitchell Hamline School 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
Jennifer M Macaulay
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St. Paul, MN Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(651) 231-1237 649 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Divorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
William Mitchell College of Law
Mary Wilmes
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St Paul, MN Divorce Lawyer with 35 years experience
(651) 698-0470 1337 St Clair Ave
St Paul, MN 55105
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
William Mitchell College of Law
I have been a family lawyer since 1985 and a family mediator since 1993. I joined the Collaborative Law Institute in 2003. With over twenty-five years of experience as a family law attorney and life experiences that include being a mother of two and grandmother of six, I am convinced that people who look back on their divorce are most satisfied when they were able to resolve issues peacefully with dignity and, if there are children, work positively with their former partner as co-parents. Collaborative law is a great process that can work for most people who want...
Tori M. Appelhof
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Oakdale , MN Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(651) 379-3024 990 Inwood Avenue North
Oakdale , MN 55128
Divorce, Criminal, DWI and Family
William Mitchell College of Law
Ana Maria Gomez
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Saint Paul, MN, MN Divorce Attorney
(763) 463-0367 842 Raymond Avenue
Suite 200
Saint Paul, MN, MN 55114
Divorce, Business, Domestic Violence and Family
Universidad Catolica Andres Bello: Abogada 1999. Hamline University Law School: Master of Laws 2001. William Mitchell College of Law: Juris Doctor 2003. Licensed to practice in Venezuela, and before the Minnesota Supreme Court and the United States District Court. Fluent in Spanish and English Faculty at National American University: Paralegal Program Currently serving as a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association Diversity Committee.
Sonja M. Nyberg
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Bloomington, MN Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(952) 955-8008 2626 East 82nd Street
Suite 355
Bloomington, MN 55425
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Hamline University School of Law
As a Senior Associate Attorney at Arnold, Rodman & Kretchmer, P.A., Ms. Nyberg focuses her practice exclusively on family law, including but not limited to divorce, custody matters, paternity, child support, spousal maintenance, non-marital tracing and property division, prenuptial agreement drafting and review, as well as interstate and appellate work. Ms. Nyberg takes great pride on helping individuals through the most difficult of family matters, zealously and empathetically advocating for their rights. The quality of Ms. Nyberg’s work has resulted in her receipt of a “Superb” rating through Avvo.com and being named a Super Lawyer Rising Star,...
Barbara Gislason
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Fridley, MN Divorce Lawyer with 40 years experience
(763) 572-9297 7362 University Avenue NE
Suite 120
Fridley, MN 55432
Offers Video ChatDivorce, Animal, Domestic Violence and Family
William Mitchell College of Law
At the Law Office of Barbara J. Gislason, clients receive individual attention and legal advice customized to their unique needs. Based on more than 30 years of experience, Barbara has developed a highly effective approach to working with her clients. Her honesty and straightforward nature benefits clients facing a diverse range of legal issues.

Barbara was an undergraduate psychology major at Carleton College, and she has a true desire to understand why parties seek to advance certain positions. Due to her extensive experience, Barbara can help you understand what the party on the other side of the table is thinking and...
Cindy Perusse
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(612) 564-2075 11670 Fountains Drive
Suite 200
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Offers Video ChatMaple Grove, MN Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
I wanted to be a lawyer because I am interested in politics and how the law helps or hinders justice in our society. Family law became my focus fairly early on in my career just because there were a lot of people who came to my office with those kind of cases. I learned that I liked this area of the law because I could help people through the most heart-wrenching situation and watch them come out the other side with more peace in their lives.

I also enjoy the business of figuring out incomes, discovering the values of assets and...
Jason C. Brown
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Champlin, MN Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(763) 323-6555 11125 Zealand Avenue North
Champlin, MN 55316
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
William Mitchell College of Law
The Brown Law Offices, P.A., is a northwest Twin Cities divorce and family law firm. We serve primarily Hennepin, Anoka, Sherburne and Wright County. In addition to divorce, our lawyers handle custody, child support, alimony, paternity, prenuptial agreements, step-parent adoptions, harassment restraining orders and cases involving domestic abuse. Jason Brown founded the Brown Law Offices, P.A., in 2003, after clerking for the (now retired) Chief Judge of Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District. He is an experienced trial lawyer, who handled a wide variety of cases (including civil commitment, criminal defense, probate, personal injury and commercial litigation) early in his career....
Patrick Burns
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Minneapolis, MN Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(952) 564-6262 8401 Wayzata Blvd
Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55426
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Real Estate
University of Minnesota Law School
Patrick C. Burns is an experienced lawyer with a comprehensive practice of real estate, family, and general litigation. Mr. Burns has extensive experience in the courtroom, and is known for his focused and intense advocacy for his clients. He is one of the few attorneys to successfully appeal an intent to revoke a housing license in Hennepin County and regularly represents landlords in all types of leasing, licensing, and litigation matters. He has successfully foreclosed on hundreds of liens and regularly advises homeowners' associations on declarations, amendments, and remedies in collecting dues. He is also an experienced family law litigator...
Michael Martin
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Champlin, MN Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(612) 424-0855 11436 Marketplace Drive North
#322
Champlin, MN 55316
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
William Mitchell College of Law
Michael G. Martin, Attorney at Law, is licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota. He received his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law and his Bachelors degree from the University of St. Thomas. Mr. Martin advises clients how to mitigate risk and deal with situations involving the areas of criminal, family, and corporate law.
Ms Susan J Mundahl
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Maple Grove, MN Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(763) 575-7930 6499 Sycamore Court N
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Offers Video ChatDivorce, Family and Juvenile
William Mitchell College of Law
I have been an attorney for 30 years, working exclusively in the area of Family Law. After an initial start handling workers compensation cases, I spent nine years as an assistant county attorney handling child protection, child support, juvenile delinquencies/truancies, guardianships/conservatorships and mental commitments in Southern Minnesota. In the late 90's I headed up a special grant to develop and teach battered women's advocates in basic housing laws along with handling housing and divorce cases. In 2000 I spent 7 months handling bankruptcy cases for families in financial crises. Since 2001, I have worked exclusively on family law matters involving...
Brian Aho
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(763) 746-0885 11108 Zealand Ave. N.
Suite 209
Champlin, MN 55316
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatChamplin, MN Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence and Family
William Mitchell College of Law
I have extensive experience in three practice areas:
1. Bankruptcy. Both chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcies, chapter 7 cases include business and personal bankruptcy. Please contact me sooner to either help avoid bankruptcy or to properly plan for it to maximize the benefit.
2. Family Law. Divorce, custody, child support, orders for protection, grandparent's rights, father's rights, mother's rights. We believe that settling is best for everyone but not every case settles. We are not afraid to take a case to trial if necessary.
3. Business Law. Extensive experience drafting and negotiating complex contracts, non-compete...
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....
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,...
Joseph M. Flanders
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Eagan, MN Divorce Lawyer with 12 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.
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...
Bruce N. Crawford
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Minneapolis, MN Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
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...
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...
Nicholas J. Fasching
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Robbinsdale, MN Divorce Attorney
(612) 284-7333 4219 Lilac Dr N
Robbinsdale, MN 55422
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
University of Minnesota Law School
I am a lawyer living in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, and practicing in Minneapolis and the surrounding Twin Cities area. I enjoy sharing ideas with people, getting active outside, and spending time with my friends and family. I hold degrees in Philosophy and Law from the University of Minnesota.
Thomas Hurwitz
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New Hope, MN Divorce Lawyer with 33 years experience
(952) 593-5959 3410 Winnetka Ave. N. #101
New Hope, MN 55427
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Personal Injury
Hamline University School of Law
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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.

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