Hennepin County, Minnesota Family Lawyers

Andrew Merrill Ayers
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Hennepin County, MN Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(612) 294-6982 6800 France Avenue South
Suite 190
Edina, MN 55435
Family, Business, Collections and Estate Planning
New York Law School
Before starting my own law firm, I worked for law firms in New York City. I represented people and businesses in lawsuits in court. Other clients needed help with transactions for themselves or their businesses. Some of my favorite clients were young families and small business owners and working with them inspired me to start my own law firm in 2011.

WHAT I LEARNED

Starting my own business helped me understand the challenges and opportunities that confront business owners at all stages of their entrepreneurial journeys. I was immediately amazed at the creative and innovative ways that these businesses worked with their customers. We...
Sonja M. Nyberg
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Hennepin County, MN Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(952) 955-8009 2626 East 82nd Street
Suite 355
Bloomington, MN 55425
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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.
Jason C. Brown
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Hennepin County, MN Family Law Lawyer with 18 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....
Ms Susan J Mundahl
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Hennepin County, MN Family Law Attorney with 30 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...
Michael Martin
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Hennepin County, MN Family Law Lawyer with 9 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.
Courtney J. Schneider
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Hennepin County, MN Family Law Attorney with 8 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,...
Nicholas J. Fasching
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Hennepin County, 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.
Cindy Perusse
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Hennepin County, MN Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(952) 921-5878 Suite 1500
Bloomington, MN 55431
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
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...
Patrick Burns
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Hennepin County, 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...
Kristin Huston
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Hennepin County, MN Family Law Attorney with 18 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...
Cynthia Vermeulen
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Hennepin County, MN Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(952) 697-0158 601 Carlson Parkway
Suite 1050
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
William Mitchell College of Law
I am an experienced trial attorney, who has represented numerous individuals in times of crises during the past 21+ years. The areas in which I practice include family law, domestic abuse, criminal defense, juvenile defense and personal injury cases. I am passionate about helping ordinary people through extraordinary crises and providing our clients the opportuntity to be heard in the process.
Ms. Karen Terese Kugler
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Hennepin County, MN Family Law Lawyer with 16 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...
Amanda Anne Bloomgren
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Hennepin County, MN Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(952) 653-2186 15400 Hwy 7
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Family, Business and Real Estate
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota School of Law
Amanda grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Growing up she spent most of her time in the goalie net and on the soccer field. After high school, Amanda attended the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management and received a degree in public relations and marketing while spending the majority of her time rowing on the Crew team and working at the Pillsbury Company as a Recipe Production Specialist (seriously). Unenthused by her job prospects after graduating, Amanda decided to take the law school entrance exam (for an interesting story, ask her what happened the night before the test). When Amanda decided...
Eric C Nelson
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Hennepin County, MN Family Law Attorney with 24 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....
Amanda Swanberg
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Hennepin County, MN Family Law Lawyer with 8 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.
Corwin Kruse
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Hennepin County, 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...
Geri Napuck
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Hennepin County, 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.
Cathy A Wagner
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Hennepin County, MN Family Law Lawyer with 24 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.)
Julie Wilcox
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Hennepin County, MN Family Law Attorney with 10 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.
Kristy Rodd
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Hennepin County, MN Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(612) 767-7300 333 South Seventh Street
Suite 2300
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Family and Divorce
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Erin Ann Muldoon Haug
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Hennepin County, MN Family Law Lawyer with 14 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.
Gillian Blomquist
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Hennepin County, MN Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(763) 447-6802 1001 Twelve Oaks Center Drive, Suite 1028
Wayzata, MN 55391
Free ConsultationFamily
Arizona State University
Gillian J. Blomquist grew up in California and lived in Arizona and Vancouver, Canada, before adopting Minnesota as her home.
Gillian has worked in the legal field since 1998, starting as a paralegal with the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, and then working as a family law paralegal while she completed her master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota. In Arizona, she worked for the Attorney General’s Office on child protection matters. Upon returning to Minnesota, she spent time working for the 10th Judicial District as a Guardian ad Litem advocating for children in juvenile and family court. As...
Thomas Hurwitz
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Hennepin County, 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
Lisa Amundson
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Hennepin County, 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
Timothy Theisen
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Hennepin County, MN Family Law Attorney
(763) 762-4989 12941 73rd Av N
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Minnesota Law School
JoMarie Alexander
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Hennepin County, MN Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(952) 449-6000 601 Carlson Parkway, Suite 1050
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Minnesota Law School
Bruce N. Crawford
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Hennepin County, 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...
Elizabeth Cloutier
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Hennepin County, MN Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(612) 332-5100 12 S 6th St
Suite 510
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Estate Planning
William Mitchell College of Law
Voted Favorite Femal Family Law Attorney by the readers of Minnesota Women's Press 2008
Matt Gilbert
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Hennepin County, MN Family Law Attorney
(612) 564-3622 3300 Girard Ave. S. #25
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Free ConsultationFamily and Business
William Mitchell College of Law
Todd Bagby
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Hennepin County, 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.
Mary P. Mooney
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Hennepin County, MN Family Law Lawyer with 39 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....
James CW Bock
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Hennepin County, MN Family Law Attorney
1225 LaSalle Ave.
Suite 1105
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Obi E Chukwu
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Hennepin County, MN Family Law Lawyer
(612) 465-0060 105 Fifth Avenue South
Suite 550
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Family, Divorce and Immigration
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota School of Law
I believe that family is at the core of our communities. In that respect my practice of family law and contracts emphasizes respect for the family, protection for children and fair & balanced treatment of individuals. Without sacrificing zealous client advocacy I strive to find solutions that benefit clients from the start with limited expense. We are a community of immigrants and are stronger because of it. I believe our immigration laws should work for us not against us and my office endeavors to find ways to make immigration laws most effective for our clients. I have extensive...
Ignatius Udeani
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Hennepin County, 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,...
Jennifer L. Thompson
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Hennepin County, MN Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(763) 310-7477 8500 Normandale Lake Blvd.
Suite 350
Bloomington, MN 55437
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
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...
Tracy Irene Nightingale
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Hennepin County, MN Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(952) 525-2214 5775 Wayzata Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Insurance Claims
Kari S. Swalinkavich
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Hennepin County, MN Family Law Lawyer
(952) 474-4303 5101 Thimsen Ave, #200
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Family and Estate Planning
Timothy A. O'Brien
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Hennepin County, MN Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(612) 767-1856 2915 Wayzata Boulevard
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
William Mitchell College of Law and St. John's University School of Law
O'Brien Law Firm is dedicated to serving you, offering an extensive range of services for both personal and business legal needs. Contact me today to set up a free consultation. I appreciate the opportunity to earn your business.
Paul F. Shoemaker
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Hennepin County, MN Family Law Attorney with 32 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...
Victor Coursolle
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Hennepin County, MN Family Law Lawyer
(952) 835-9504 4816 W 102nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55437
Family and Divorce
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Hennepin County Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis Volunteer Family Law Program
(612) 332-1441
Minneapolis, MN


Central Minnesota Legal Services Volunteer Attorney Program
(612) 332-8151
Minneapolis, MN

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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.


No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.

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