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 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).
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.
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.
Attorney Randall A. Smith
Attorney Amber C. Bretl