Chisago City Family Lawyers

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Courtney J. Schneider
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Edina, MN Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(763) 259-3655 5201 Eden Avenue
Suite 300
Edina, MN 55436
Family and Divorce
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,...
Kathleen E. Rusler O'Connor
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Burnsville, MN Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(952) 529-1961 1500 McAndrews Road West
Suite 104
Burnsville, MN 55337
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Hamline University School of Law
Kathleen has the Family Law experience to see beyond the conflict. Kathleen uses her 29 years of experience to explain the legal system and help you determine the best options for you to move through the legal system.
Heidi A. Swisher
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Cambridge, MN Family Law Attorney
(763) 689-4101 221 Second Avenue NW
Cambridge, MN 55008
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and Divorce
I have worked as a child support officer, legal assistant, law clerk, certified student attorney, and attorney. I have over nine years experience working in the area of family law. I also prosecute criminal cases for a small town.
Kristen Bullock
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Saint Paul, MN Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(651) 270-6484 332 Minnesota Street, Suite W1272
Saint Paul, MN 55101
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Criminal and Divorce
William Mitchell College of Law
Attorney Bradley W. Newbolt
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Minneapolis, MN Family Law Attorney
(763) 427-5858 10026 University Ave NW
Minneapolis, MN 55448
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Hamline University School of Law
PUT YOUR LEGAL PROBLEMS TO REST WITH MY FIRM! Over a decade providing high quality, responsive and affordable U.S. & International Business Law (Contracts, Compliance, Formation and Development, etc.), Employment Law, Immigration Law, Family Law (Divorce, Custody, Parenting Time, Post-Decree Matters, etc.), Criminal (DUI, Expungements, etc.) Probate, Wills & Trusts and Landlord-Tenant Law representation. Also providing Mediation, Arbitration & Litigation services. Please contact Attorney Bradley W. Newbolt today to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your legal needs and goals and become aware of your legal rights, options & solutions. Attorney Newbolt can be reached directly...
Timothy Theisen
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Anoka, MN Family Law Attorney
(763) 421-0965 229 Jackson Street, Ste. 105
Anoka, MN 55303
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Minnesota Law School
Brian Aho
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Champlin, MN Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(763) 746-0885 11108 Zealand Ave. N.
Suite 209
Champlin, MN 55316
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Bruce N. Crawford
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Minneapolis, MN Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
Suite 1600
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce 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...
Kristin Huston
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Edina, MN Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(763) 259-3656 5201 Eden Avenue
Suite 300
Edina, MN 55436
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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...
Anna M. Yakle
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Apple Valley, MN Family Law Attorney
(952) 953-3330 15000 Garrett Avenue
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Family, Business, Employment and Estate Planning
Anna focuses her practice on family law matters, including divorce, adoption, custody, parenting time/visitation, grandparent visitation, and paternity and estate planning and probate matters, including wills, trusts, health care directives, and powers of attorney. She also represents clients in the areas of employment law and business law. Anna obtained her Bachelor of Science from Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota in 2004 and obtained her Juris Doctorate from Hamline University School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota in 2008.

During law school, Anna served on the Hamline Law Review and maintained her presidential merit scholarship. Prior to joining Tentinger...
Lynette M Bledsaw
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Chanhassen, MN Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(952) 975-9962 7955 Stone Creek Drive, Suite 10
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Family and Divorce
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Julie Oney
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Eagan, MN Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(612) 432-1707 3345 Lexington Ave S #203B
Eagan, MN 55121
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Mary Wilmes
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St Paul, MN Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(651) 698-0470 1337 St Clair Ave
St Paul, MN 55105
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
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...
Erin Ann Muldoon Haug
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Minnetonka, MN Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(952) 474-4406 5101 Thimsen Ave STE 204
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Free ConsultationFamily, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Graduated from Concordia College Moorhead, MN in 2001 majoring in business administration. Attended the University of North Dakota School of Law with the Juris Doctor in 2004. Erin has been in private practice since 2004.
Jennifer L. Thompson
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Bloomington, MN Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(763) 310-7477 8500 Normandale Lake Blvd.
Suite 350
Bloomington, MN 55437
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce 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...
Jennifer Evans
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Eagan, MN Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(651) 882-7886 4660 Slater Road
Suite 250
Eagan, MN 55122
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Estate Planning and Probate
William Mitchell College of Law
Mr Ayodele Mayowa Ojo
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St Paul, MN Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(651) 204-6470 Suite 201
St Paul, MN 55114
Family, Criminal, DWI and Immigration
William Mitchell College of Law and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Mr Ayodele M. Ojo first obtained his Law Degree in Nigeria, practicing in Nigeria under the legal system similar to the British legal system. . He then attended William Mitchell Law School in Minnesota and was licensed in the State in 2004 . He specializes in assisting low income Defendants and the less privileged who may not ordinarily have access to legal representation . He is compassionate and zealous in his representation . His diverse experiences,cultural , linguistic orientation is an advantage when he works with immigrants who may need a trustworthy representative that explains their...
Taylor Jordan
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St. Paul, MN Family Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(657) 772-3446 905 Parkway Drive
St. Paul, MN 55117
Family and Divorce
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...
Corwin Kruse
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(612) 231-9865 120 S. Sixth St.
Suite 1240
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55402
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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...
Julie Wilcox
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Edina, MN Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(651) 895-2945 4940 W 77th
Edina, MN 55435
Free ConsultationFamily and Estate Planning
Julie Wilcox founded Blue Owl Law because she wants to do good work for good people. She wants to listen. To give answers, and ideas. To guide strong people through tough situations. And because she has powerful personal experience within estate planning and family law and wants to use those experiences to help and connect with others.
Thomas Hurwitz
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New Hope, MN Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(952) 593-5959 3410 Winnetka Ave. N. #101
New Hope, MN 55427
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Hamline University School of Law
Eva Cheney-Hatcher
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Apple Valley, MN Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(952) 314-1814 14800 Galaxie Ave
Suite 301
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
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...
Jay Tentinger
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Apple Valley, MN Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(952) 953-3330 15000 Garrett Avenue
Apple Valley, MN 55121
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning 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...
Amanda Swanberg
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Bloomington, MN Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(952) 746-4111 7900 Xerxes Ave S, Suite 220
Bloomington, MN 55431
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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.
Todd Bagby
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Minneapolis, MN Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(612) 424-1624 1624 Harmon Place
Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Free ConsultationFamily, Business and Estate Planning
University of Iowa
Todd handles matters in Wills, Trusts, and Estates; Family Law; and Civil Litigation. He also provides pro bono representation to youth in foster care in association with the Children's Law Center of Minnesota. Before moving to Minnesota, Todd practiced law in Denver, Colorado in the areas of Municipal Law and Litigation. He also gained experience in Civil Rights Law while interning with the United States Department of Justice and the University of Iowa Clinical Law Programs. Todd is a graduate of Tulane University and the University of Iowa College of Law. He was born and raised in Independence, Iowa.
Robert Douglas Kane Jr
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Eagan, MN Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(612) 701-7767 1795 Carnelian Lane
Eagan, MN 55122
Family, Business, Criminal and Employment
Hamline Univ School of Law
Rob Kane's practice consists primarily of counseling and representing individual and business clients on matters involving general business law, government relations, employment law, and contracts. He has over seven years of experience practicing law. He works with established businesses as well as entrepreneurs and growing businesses to assist with their legal requirements. He prides himself on understanding your business needs and responding promptly, efficiently and effectively. Rob can assist you right from the beginning, when you are deciding on a business form (corporation, limited liability company, partnership, or another business entity), as well as during business growth. He can negotiate...
Jill Poppe Mackenzie
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St. Paul, MN Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(651) 815-4103 855 Village Center Drive
#383
St. Paul, MN 55127
Free ConsultationFamily
University of Minnesota Law School
Jill utilizes an innovative approach to family law - she see a divorce as a "family reorganization" and she encourages her clients to adhere to the following guiding principles: 1. A happy family in two houses is better than a miserable family in one house. 2. A divorce terminates a marriage, but a divorce does not terminate a family. 3. Conflict damages children. 4. A divorce is not to be started lightly - it impacts multiple generations. 5. All divorces cause losses. 6. We all experience a predictable pattern of emotions in response to losses. 7. You choose to make your life better. 8. Revenge against the other party does not make your life better. 9. Life's challenges...
Mary P. Mooney
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Minneapolis, MN Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(612) 721-6749 3148 38th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Juvenile
Hamline University School of Law
Many times in life each of us come to a crossroads or encounter an issue in which we need to get legal advice on how best to proceed forward. At such times it is important to obtain guidance from someone who can act like a beacon in a possible sea of doubt or confusion. Mooney Law Office is committed to providing you with top notch legal representation. Mooney Law Office has represented hundreds of clients over the years in the ten county metropolitan area as well as out-state Minnesota. Every client is approached with a focus on integrity, advocacy and understanding....
Cara Wittwer
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Delano, MN Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(763) 515-3120 217 Bridge Street East, Suite 213
Delano, MN 55328
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
James Kleinke
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White Bear Lake, MN Family Law Attorney
4527 Allendale Drive
White Bear Lake, MN 55127
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
William Mitchell College of Law
Ana Maria Gomez
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Saint Paul, MN, MN Family Law Attorney
(763) 463-0367 842 Raymond Avenue
Suite 200
Saint Paul, MN, MN 55114
Family, Business, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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.
Barbara Gislason
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Fridley, MN Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(763) 572-9297 7362 University Avenue NE
Suite 120
Fridley, MN 55432
Offers Video ChatFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
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...
Glen A. Norton
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Minnetonka, MN Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(763) 450-6600 601 Carlson Parkway
Suite 1077
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Probate
Hamline University School of Law
Paul F. Shoemaker
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Minneapolis, MN Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(952) 224-4605 5270 West 84th Street
Suite 410
Minneapolis, MN 55425
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce 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...
Ignatius Udeani
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Bloomington, MN Family Law Attorney
(952) 373-8416 7850 Metro Pkwy
Ste 205
Bloomington, MN 55425
Family, Criminal and Immigration
William Mitchell College of Law
Udeani Law Office is a legal firm devoted to helping Minneapolis residents with their various matters relating to criminal defense, family law, and immigration law. The team recognizes that these can be some of the most complex legal fields to work through, which is why every client is treated with respect and honesty. No two cases are alike, and when you retain the firms representation, you can be confident that you will be working with an attorney who is genuinely passionate about helping you obtain your goals. You'll never be left in the dark about the status of your case,...
Cathy A Wagner
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Rogers, MN Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(763) 425-6330 21308 John Milless Dr
Suite 204
Rogers, MN 55374
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
William Mitchell College of Law
I was a late bloomer. I didn't even start on my undergraduate degree until I was 35. Perseverence pays off, however. I made it all the way through undergrad and law school and have been practicing since 1994. Much of that time was spent as a solo practitioner, but I have a colleague who is an equal owner with me. My practice is limited to estate planning (wills and trusts), probate, guardianship/conservatorships and all aspects of family law (divorce, custody, child support, spousal support, property division, etc.)
Susan M. Lach
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Maplewood, MN Family Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(651) 771-0050 2109 County Road D East
Maplewood, MN 55109
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
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...
David M. Cox
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Otsego, MN Family Law Lawyer
(763) 575-7911 9040 Quaday Ave. NE
Ste 201
Otsego, MN 55330
Family, DWI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Kari S. Swalinkavich
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Minnetonka, MN Family Law Lawyer
(952) 474-4303 5101 Thimsen Ave, #200
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Family and Estate Planning
Jacob Thomas Erickson
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Monticello, MN Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(763) 295-2107 201 West 7th Street
Monticello, MN 55362
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
William Mitchell College of Law
As a member of the Smith, Paulson, O’Donnell and Associates team, I work with highly skilled attorneys, including a certified real property specialist and a certified labor and employment specialists, to provide comprehensive care to the needs of my clients. I am a seasoned trial lawyer with over a decade of courtroom experience. I welcome complex family law matters including, but not limited to, divorce, child custody, child protection and child support. As a former prosecutor I offer my criminal defense clients aggressive, and highly competent, protection of their constitutional and statutory rights.
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

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