Divorce and Family Law cases require detailed, experienced legal representation in order to provide the best opportunity for an equitable resolution of the contested issues.
Some of the primary areas of disagreement during Divorce include Child Custody, Parenting Time, Property Division and Spousal Maintenance. Complex Cases are common in Family Law, and frequently involve issues such as mental health and addiction.
Assertive and ethical legal representation is required in Divorce cases.
Civility is a core component that is sometimes absent in Divorce cases (usually because of high-conflict issues between the parties).
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes such as Early Neutral Evaluation and Mediation can be effective tools in resolving contested issues at the early stages of a case. ADR processes tend to be favored by Family Court Judges, especially across the Twin Cities.
If the parties in a Divorce case can't agree on how to resolve certain issues, the assigned Judge or Referee will make decisions for the parties (this generally makes both sides unhappy - and can lead to an appeal to the Minnesota Court of Appeals).
Each Divorce case is unique and the legal approach taken will vary depending on the facts of the case and the needs and interests of the client. Financial issues such as property division, asset valuation, retirement account analysis and tax and financial planning are vital components of any Divorce case.
Located in the historic Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis, Lake Harriet Law Office provides experienced and personalized legal representation exclusively in the area of Family Law.
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.
It is important to hire an experienced attorney who can effectively advocate your position throughout the case and who understands every phase of the Family Law legal process, including the numerous Financial aspects of Divorce as well as the Mental Health and Addiction issues often associated with high-conflict cases.
Our 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 in Minneapolis, Edina, Bloomington, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Eden Prairie, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, St. Paul, Wright County, Anoka County and Scott County.
Please call 612-750-4843, or complete the Contact Us form to schedule a consultation.