Circle Pines, Minnesota Family Lawyers

Trygve Egge
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Shoreview, MN Family Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(651) 481-9581 3750 Lexington Av N, Suite 309
Lexington Office Center
Shoreview, MN 55126
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning 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.
Barbara Gislason
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Fridley, MN Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(763) 572-9297 7362 University Avenue NE
Suite 120
Fridley, MN 55432
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
William Mitchell College of Law
Dawn Marie Mondus
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Andover, MN Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(763) 286-0975 125 154th Ave NW
Andover, MN 55304
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Hamline University School 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, Business, 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...
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...
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
Patrick Sweeney
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St. Paul, MN Family Law Lawyer
(651) 222-2541 3250 Rice St
St. Paul, MN 55126
Family, Business and Divorce
Jason C. Brown
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Champlin, MN Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(763) 323-6555 11125 Zealand Avenue North
Champlin, MN 55316
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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....
Lisa Watson Cyr
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Oakdale, MN Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(651) 288-2844 7825 - 3rd Street N.
Suite 204
Oakdale, MN 55128
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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...
Matthew Majeski
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Lake Elmo, MN Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(651) 207-6162 8530 Eagle Point Boulevard
Suite #100
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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.
Ms Susan J Mundahl
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Maple Grove, MN Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(763) 445-2620 11670 Fountains Drive, Suite 200
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Family, Divorce 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...
Eric C Nelson
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Minneapolis, MN Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(800) 323-9436 250 Marquette Ave, Suite 540
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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....
Alex De Marco
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St. Paul, MN Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(651) 503-8394 6 West 5th Street
Suite 700G
St. Paul, MN 55102
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota School of Law
Alex De Marco is an experienced criminal defense lawyer who has represented clients charged with everything from traffic offenses to murder. Adult felony cases are his specialty, particularly assault and drug cases, and he handles them for affordable fees. He has experience in Child Protection and termination of parental rights cases. He has also handled hundreds of juvenile delinquency cases. He remains active in local politics and public advocacy. A devoted athlete, he has competed nationally in Strongman. Alex is a big personality who balances professionalism with a down to earth edginess that endures him to his...
Gerald O. Williams
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Woodbury, MN Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(651) 332-7650 652 Bielenberg Drive, Suite 202
Woodbury, MN 55125
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
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...
Thomas Tuft
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Maplewood, MN Family Law Lawyer
(651) 771-0050 2109 County Road D E
Maplewood, MN 55109
Family, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
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...
Stacey Keenan
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Maplewood, MN Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(651) 252-7238 2109 County Road D East
Maplewood, MN 55109
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Elder
Howard University School of Law
Patrick Burns
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Minneapolis, MN Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(952) 564-6262 8401 Wayzata Blvd
Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55426
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce 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...
Ms. Karen Terese Kugler
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Osseo, MN Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(763) 447-6250 106 Central Avenue, Suite C
Osseo, MN 55369
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Minnesota Law School
Ms. Kugler practices exclusively in the area of family law. Karen works toward equitable settlements, but is skilled in trial advocacy. Karen discusses the risks and expense of litigation with her clients. She is a knowledgeable, empathetic, and assertive legal advocate and handles all family law issues: spousal maintenance, child support, property division, and custody at the trial and appellate levels. Karen is past Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) Family Law Section and is a past Co-Chair of the RCBA Family Law Section. She is a frequent writer and speaker regarding family law, co-authoring the Child Support...
Jeffrey Robert Arrigoni
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Woodbury, MN Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(651) 738-1400 1811 Weir Drive, Suite 160
Woodbury, MN 55125
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
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
Kelly Lawton Rogosheske
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Saint Paul, MN Family Law Lawyer
(651) 225-9165 1100 West 7th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Hamline University School of Law
Nicholas J. Fasching
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Robbinsdale, MN Family Law Attorney
(612) 284-7333 4219 Lilac Dr N
Robbinsdale, MN 55422
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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.
Michael Martin
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Champlin, MN Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(612) 424-0855 11436 Marketplace Drive North
#322
Champlin, MN 55316
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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.
Mr Ayodele Mayowa Ojo
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St Paul, MN Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(651) 204-6470 2147 University Avenue West
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...
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
Jennifer M Macaulay
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St. Paul, MN Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(651) 231-1237 649 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
William Mitchell College of Law
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...
Matt Gilbert
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Minneapolis, MN Family Law Attorney
(612) 564-3622 3300 Girard Ave. S. #25
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Free ConsultationFamily and Business
William Mitchell College of Law
Lisa Amundson
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Minneapolis, MN Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(612) 305-1407 2100 AT&T Tower
901 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Hamline University School of Law
Kevin Leiran
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Saint Paul, MN Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(651) 379-3007 155 South Wabasha Street
Suite 100
Saint Paul, MN 55107
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
William Mitchell College of Law
Kevin Leiran is a skilled, aggressive attorney practicing in the areas of Bankruptcy, civil litigation, probate and estate planning. Call Kevin today for quote.
Geri Napuck
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St. Louis Park , MN Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(612) 746-4162 5775 Wayzata Blvd
Suite 700
St. Louis Park , MN 55416
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
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.
Bruce N. Crawford
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Minneapolis, MN Family Law Attorney with 21 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...
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.
Tori M. Appelhof
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Oakdale , MN Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(651) 379-3024 990 Inwood Avenue North
Oakdale , MN 55128
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
William Mitchell College of Law
Travis Snider
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Minneapolis, MN Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(612) 872-1200 126 North 3rd Street
Suite 402
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Family, Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
University of Minnesota Law School
Mr. Snider's practice is primarily focused on personal injury, civil litigation, criminal defense and appeals. He has successfully handled a broad range of cases including: both state and federal appeals, criminal defense, business and commercial litigation, family law, and personal injury.
Thomas Hurwitz
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New Hope, MN Family Law Lawyer with 32 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
Susan M. Lach
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Maplewood, MN Family Law Attorney with 43 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...
Corwin Kruse
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN Family Law Attorney with 15 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...
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...
Jennifer J Roben
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Woodbury, MN Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(651) 202-4600 2155 Woodlane Drive
Suite 100
Woodbury, MN 55125
Free ConsultationFamily and Estate Planning
Jennifer J. Roben is the owner/managing attorney at Roben Law, PLLC. She practices in the areas of family law, estates and trusts, and probate litigation. Ms. Roben focuses on practical, individualized solutions for her clients and their families. She has extensive experience in advising and representing clients regarding marital dissolution, custody and parenting time, child support, complex property valuation and division, business valuation and allocation pursuant to a divorce, spousal maintenance, and post-decree matters. Ms. Roben is a graduate of Bradley University, summa cum laude, and William Mitchell College of Law. She is a qualified mediation and arbitration...
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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.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


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Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.