Randall Smith Lake Harriet Law Office in Uptown Minneapolis

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Located in the Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis, Lake Harriet Law Office provides exceptional legal representation exclusively in the areas of Divorce and Family Law.

We represent clients in Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Parenting Time, Property Division, Spousal Maintenance (Alimony), Complex Cases and Family Law Appeals.

In Divorce cases, financial expertise is essential, including the ability to properly value Property and Assets (such as Retirement Accounts, Brokerage Accounts, Real Estate, Businesses and Pensions), to accurately trace Non-Marital Assets (when required) and to prepare a Balance Sheet identifying Assets and Debts as of the valuation date.

Minnesota law requires an "equitable division" of assets (and the same applies to debts).  The division is quite often something other than 50:50, and there is no requirement that the division be precisely equal.  In many cases, the parties simply agree to divide the assets and debts equally. 

In some Divorce cases, it is beneficial to work with a CPA, ASA, Actuary or Neutral Real Estate Appraiser in order to provide neutral valuations of various assets, such as a 401k, 403b, other Qualified Plans, IRA, Brokerage Account, Pension, Business or Real Estate.  A neutral expert can also perform a non-marital tracing of financial accounts which can result in significant cost savings.

In contested cases involving Child Custody or Parenting Time, a custody evaluation may be conducted to determine what is in the best interests of the minor child or children; the use of a Therapist, Social Worker, Psychologist or related professional is common in High Conflict cases.

We also provide Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) options for Family Law clients including Family Mediation, Social Early Neutral Evaluations and Financial Early Neutral Evaluations.

Lake Harriet Law Office represents Divorce and Family Law clients in Minneapolis, Bloomington, Edina, Golden Valley, St. Paul, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Anoka County, Scott County, Sherburne County, Washington County, Wright County and throughout the Twin Cities.