Law Firm Overview


Located in the Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis, Lake Harriet Law Office provides highly experienced Divorce and Family Law representation to clients across the Twin Cities.

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 it vital, including the ability to precisely value Assets (such as Retirement Accounts, Brokerage Accounts, Real Estate, Businesses, Pensions and Personal Property), to accurately trace Marital and Non-Marital Assets (when required) and to prepare a Balance Sheet identifying Assets and Debts as of the valuation date.  In some cases, Financial Neutrals (such as a CPA, Actuary, ASA, CFP, CDFA or Real Estate Appraiser) may be used to provide present value calculations for the parties to the case.

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 many High Conflict and Complex Cases; our Firm frequently provides recommendations in these cases to assist the client.

We also provide a variety of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) options for Family Law clients including Divorce and Family Mediation and Early Neutral Evaluations (both 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.

Randall A. Smith is the founder and principal attorney of Lake Harriet Law Office and has practiced law since 1996. Mr. Smith earned his B.A. from Hamline University, his J.D. from Drake University and his M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas.

Family Law cases can be contentious and high-conflict at times. There are options for resolving and minimizing conflict during the case, including Mediation and/or the use of Financial Early Neutral Evaluation or Social Early Neutral Evalaution, processes which has been adopted by every county across the Twin Cities.

In some cases, despite best efforts, parties cannot resolve their disputes without a Trial.  On occasion, a Family Law Appeal is required to address the legal issues of the case.

Mr. Smith is actively involved in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and he conducts Family Mediation sessions and Early Neutral Evaluations (Social and Financial) in Family Law cases throughout the Twin Cities; Mr. Smith is on several different SENE and FENE rosters.

Your Family Law case will be handled with assertiveness, professionalism and with precise attention to detail, from the inception of the case to the conclusion of the case.

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