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.
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.
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 Social Early Neutral Evaluation, Financial Early Neutral Evaluation and Divorce and Family Mediation can be effective tools in resolving contested issues at the early stages of a case.
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.