Family Law Practice Areas

Linden Hills StationLake Harriet Law Office represents clients exclusively in the areas of Divorce and Family Law.

Our firm can represent you in DivorceChild CustodyChild SupportParenting TimeProperty Division and Spousal Maintenance matters.

In addition, we can assist you with Mediation and Early Neutral Evaluation, as well as Family Law Appeals.  In some Family Law cases, a Trial is the best method to resolve contested issues.

Randall A. Smith is the founder and principal attorney of Lake Harriet Law Office and has practiced law since 1996.

Family Law Practice Areas Include:

Divorce

Divorce

Divorce Located in the historic Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis, Lake Harriet Law Office provides outstanding legal representation exclusively in the areas of Family Law and Divorce. Attorneys Randall A. Smith and Amber C. Bretl represent clients i… Read More
Child Custody

Child Custody

Child Custody       Under Minnesota law, there are two types of child custody. “Legal custody” refers to the right to make decisions about how to raise the child, including decisions about education, health care, religious training and… Read More
Child Support

Child Support

Child Support The parents of a minor child have an obligation to provide financial support to that child.  Courts in Minnesota must include (in any decree of dissolution, legal separation or annulment) an order properly setting forth child support (see Minne… Read More
Parenting Time (Visitation)

Parenting Time (Visitation)

Parenting Time (Visitation) In Minnesota, Parenting Time (sometimes referred to as Visitation) describes the time that each parent has with a minor child.  In most Family Law cases, parents are able to make effective decisions regarding their parenting time without the need f… Read More
Property and Asset Division

Property and Asset Division

Property and Asset Division Under Minnesota law, there are two types of property associated with marriage. “Marital Property” refers to almost all property that you and your spouse received or acquired during the marriage, even during the times you were separated… Read More
Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)

Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)

Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) In Minnesota Divorce cases, Spousal Maintenance (also referred to as Alimony) is one of the most challenging and difficult financial issues; the outcome, if litigated, is often unpredictable, and the issue is frequently argued in Courts throughout… Read More
Family Mediation

Family Mediation

Family Mediation In almost all Minnesota Divorce and Family Law cases, Mediation (or some other form of Alternative Dispute Resolution such as SENE or FENE) is used as a means to help the parties resolve some or all contested issues. The benefits of mediation are we… Read More
Social Early Neutral Evaluation (SENE)

Social Early Neutral Evaluation (SENE)

Social Early Neutral Evaluation (SENE) In Minnesota Family Law cases, Social Early Neutral Evaluation (SENE) relates to child custody and parenting time.  SENE cases are usually handled by a team consisting of one male evaluator and one female evaluator with specialized experience in fa… Read More
Financial Early Neutral Evaluation (FENE)

Financial Early Neutral Evaluation (FENE)

Financial Early Neutral Evaluation (FENE) In Minnesota Divorce and Family Law cases, there are two types of Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) processes that are used by Family Court. Financial Early Neutral Evaluation (FENE) cases are generally handled by one neutral evaluator (either a lawyer… Read More
Family Law Appeals

Family Law Appeals

Family Law Appeals Divorce and Family Law cases are often complicated and require detailed, experienced legal representation in order to provide the best opportunity for an fair and equitable resolution of the contested issues. In some Family Law cases, the Judge or R… Read More
Hennepin County Divorce

Hennepin County Divorce

Hennepin County Divorce Attorney Randall A. Smith is the founder of Lake Harriet Law Office, and his practice is limited exclusively to Divorce and Family Law cases.  His 18 years of legal experience includes Divorce cases involving the valuation of complex Assets and Deb… Read More
Minneapolis Divorce

Minneapolis Divorce

Minneapolis Divorce Lake Harriet Law Office represents clients exclusively in the areas of Divorce and Family Law.  Attorneys Randall A. Smith and Amber C. Bretl represent clients in Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Parenting Time, Property Division, Spousal Mai… Read More
Complex Family Law Cases

Complex Family Law Cases

Complex Family Law Cases Family Law and Divorce cases are often complex and filled with emotional disagreement between the parties.  Complex cases require detailed, experienced legal representation in order to provide the best  opportunity for an equitable resolution of t… Read More
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is present, in some form, in almost every Minnesota Divorce & Family Law case.   ADR processes have become increasingly popular with Courts, Family Law attorneys and Parties because it offers a less litigiou… Read More

Mr. Smith's 17 years of legal practice experience includes Divorce & Family Law matters, Divorce-related financial issues (including the non-marital tracing and valuation of assets and the valuation of debts), Property Division, Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) claims, Tax issues during Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support and Parenting Time matters.  He also represents clients in high-conflict cases and in cases involving complex legal issues.

Mr. Smith also conducts Financial Early Neutral Evaluations (FENE) and Social Early Neutral Evaluations (SENE) in Family Law cases, and he serves as a Mediator in Divorce and Family Law cases throughout the Twin Cities.

At Lake Harriet Law Office, our primary goal is to provide you with the highest-quality legal representation and to make sure that you are well informed throughout the entire legal process - from the beginning of your case until the conclusion of your case.

Lake Harriet Law Office represents clients throughout the Twin Cities including MinneapolisEdinaBloomington, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Eden Prairie, Southwest Minneapolis, Linden Hills, Plymouth, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, St. Paul, Wright County, Anoka County, Scott County and Washington County.

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