Lindstrom, Minnesota Family Lawyers

Lindstrom, MN Family Law Attorney
(651) 400-1392 12755 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN 55045
Family
Daniel DeWan
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North Branch, MN Family Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(651) 674-4437 6338 Main St., P.O. Box 8
North Branch, MN 55056
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Nathan Fuglestad
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North Branch, MN Family Law Attorney
6349 Main Street
North Branch, MN 55056
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
Nathan P. Fuglestad is a graduate of William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, and started practicing law in North Branch, Minnesota in 1992. He has over 25 years of expierience and uses that experience to help you down a path to the results you need. Schedule your free phone consultation today.
Center City, MN Family Law Lawyer
(651) 257-1160 105 N Main St
Center City, MN 55012
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Forest Lake, MN Family Law Lawyer
(651) 464-7815 20 Lake St N
Forest Lake, MN 55025
Family, Divorce and Municipal
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...
Sonja M. Nyberg
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Bloomington, MN Family Law Lawyer with 9 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.
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 each year...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
Cindy Perusse
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Bloomington, MN Family Law Lawyer with 26 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...
Joseph M. Flanders
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Eagan, MN Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(612) 424-0398 2600 Eagan Woods Drive
Suite 270
Eagan, MN 55121
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
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.
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
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...
Carly West Holler
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Monticello, MN Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(763) 295-2107 201 West 7th Street
Monticello, MN 55362
Family, Collections, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Hamline University School of Law
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....
Ryan S McLaughlin
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South Saint Paul, MN Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(320) 318-0430 153 4th Ave South
Unit 1
South Saint Paul, MN 55075
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning 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 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.
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...
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.
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 and Divorce
Hamline University School of Law
Andrew M. Ayers
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Edina, MN Family Law Attorney with 17 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...
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.
Brian Aho
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Albertville, MN Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(612) 271-4047 5721 La Centre Ave
Suite 308
Albertville, MN 55301
Free ConsultationFamily, 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...
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.)
Kay Snyder
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Big Lake, MN Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(763) 262-2889 101 Jefferson Blvd
Big Lake, MN 56309
Family and Divorce
Hamline University School of Law
Kay Snyder Attorney at Law has offices in St. Cloud, Big Lake, and Cold Spring, MN. She's a part of the Chamber of Commerce in those communities, as well as many volunteer organizations helping those in need in the area who cannot afford legal counsel. Kay Snyder Attorney is also involved with the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Stearns/Benton Bar Association, Minnesota Women Lawyers, and the St. Cloud Downtown Council.
John E. Roach
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Roseville, MN Family Law Lawyer
(651) 468-2103 1611 County Road B West
Roseville, MN 55113
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Mitchell Hamline School 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
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...
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.
Cynthia Vermeulen
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Minnetonka, MN Family Law Lawyer with 30 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.
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...
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...
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.
Geri Napuck
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St. Louis Park , MN Family Law Lawyer with 34 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.
Robert Douglas Kane Jr
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(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...
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....
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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.