Ramsey County, Minnesota Family Lawyers

Alex De Marco
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Ramsey County, 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...
Thomas Tuft
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Ramsey County, 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...
Jennifer M Macaulay
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Ramsey County, 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
Trygve Egge
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Ramsey County, 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.
Jill Poppe Mackenzie
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Ramsey County, 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...
Stacey Keenan
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Ramsey County, 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
Kristen Bullock
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Ramsey County, 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
Kevin Leiran
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Ramsey County, 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.
James Kleinke
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Ramsey County, MN Family Law Attorney
4527 Allendale Drive
White Bear Lake, MN 55127
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
William Mitchell College of Law
Kelly Lawton Rogosheske
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Ramsey County, 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
Mr Ayodele Mayowa Ojo
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Ramsey County, 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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Ramsey County, 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...
Susan M. Lach
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Ramsey County, 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...
Mary Wilmes
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Ramsey County, 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...
Gloria E Bogen
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Ramsey County, MN Family Law Attorney
2602 US Bank Center
101 East Fifth Street
St Paul, MN 55101
Family and Landlord Tenant
Gloria Bogen has devoted her legal career to representing individuals in Family Law cases since she graduated with honors from William Mitchell College of Law and was admitted to the Minnesota Bar in 1982. Her vast knowledge of the law, over 30 years of legal experience, and her skills as a litigator and effective negotiator means that you will receive professional, ethical, effective and quality representation with your family law issues, including divorce, paternity, custody, parenting time and visitation, child support, third party custody, annulment, and post-decree matters. Gloria has represented over 1,000 clients in her career, appearing...
Patricia Perez-Jenkins
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Ramsey County, MN Family Law Lawyer
(651) 373-4030 842 Raymond Ave.
Suite 200
St. Paul, MN 55114
Family and Immigration
University of Minnesota Law School
Ana Maria Gomez
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Ramsey County, 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.
John P. Guzik
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Ramsey County, MN Family Law Lawyer
(651) 636-2600 2332 Lexington Ave. N.
Roseville, MN 55113
Family, DWI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
William Mitchell College of Law
John Guzik is an attorney with over 25 years of experience in handling divorce, custody, child support, paternity, adoption and family law cases throughout the State of Minnesota, but mainly in the Twin Cities metro area. His focus is on providing thorough and professional legal advice and services to individuals facing difficult, life-changing decisions at reasonable fees. As an experienced family law attorney, he is able to assist you in resolving complex legal issues in a way that protects your rights and ensures the best possible outcome.
Patrick Sweeney
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Ramsey County, MN Family Law Lawyer
(651) 222-2541 3250 Rice St
St. Paul, MN 55126
Family, Business and Divorce
Ramsey County, MN Family Law Attorney
(651) 639-0313 2151 Hamline Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113
Family, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
Tori M. Appelhof
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Washington County, 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
Lisa Watson Cyr
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Washington County, 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...
Gerald O. Williams
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Washington County, 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...
Jeffrey Robert Arrigoni
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Washington County, 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...
Matthew Majeski
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Washington County, 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.
Ryan S McLaughlin
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Dakota County, 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...
Mary P. Mooney
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Hennepin County, 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....
Jennifer J Roben
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Washington County, 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...
Brian Kleve Flakne
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Hennepin County, MN Family Law Attorney
(952) 888-9304 1701 Madison St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Family
Alejandro Espinosa
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Dakota County, MN Family Law Attorney
(651) 352-2964 1349 S Robert St., Suite 202
West Saint Paul, MN 55118
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Jason C. Brown
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Hennepin County, 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....
Joseph M. Flanders
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Dakota County, 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.
Sonja M. Nyberg
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Hennepin County, 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.
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...
Ms Susan J Mundahl
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Hennepin County, 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...
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.
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...
Courtney J. Schneider
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Hennepin County, 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,...
Michael Martin
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Hennepin County, 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.
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...
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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.