Family Law

Family Law

Thoroughly knowledgeable in the family law process, I have handled a number of complex family law matters involving: business valuations, forensic custody evaluations, complex tracing issues concerning assets of mixed character, and cases involving bankruptcy, short sales of property, and foreclosures. I am licensed to practice in both California and Minnesota, and have recently completed extensive CLE in the area of family law in the State of Minnesota. For more information on how I can help you, please view my family law services:

Minnesota and California Cases

Payment Options

Affordable Rates

Post Judgment Modification

Limited Scope Representation

Hearings

Trials

Unmarried Parents

Property Division

Spousal Maintenance

Tracing Non-Marital Interests

Complex Divorce Cases

Tracing Issues

Business Valuations

Post Judgment Modifications

Child Support

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Child Custody

Divorce

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Minnesota and California Cases

I handle all family law, child custody for divorced and unwed parents, and post decree modification issues in both California and Minnesota.  I also draft simple estate planning documents in both states including wills and powers of attorney.  I a… Read More

Post Judgment Modification

Your final Judgment and Decree will resolve your immediate issues and set up a parenting plan, support provisions, and it will divide your property so you can start building separate lives.  However, it does not always end there.  The needs of your… Read More

Limited Scope Representation

If you are unable to afford the services of counsel for all of your issues but need to have representation on a limited basis I can help.  Because of the hardship divorce can have on some families the courts will allow parties to represent themsel… Read More

Hearings

Evidentiary hearings are scheduled for resolution of matters pending trial and post judgment.  They are formal court appearances similar to trials where the court will hear the testimony of witnesses and allow the parties to present documents and ot… Read More

Trials

A trial is scheduled if some or all of your issues cannot be resolved in negotiations.  It is a last resort and the final step in the dissolution process.   My policy is to prepare your case as if it were going to be tried before a judge, but to n… Read More

Unmarried Parents

In Minnesota the mother of a child born out of wedlock has sole legal and physical custody pending the filing of a paternity petition by the child’s father.  If you are the father of a child and no longer living in the same household as the ch… Read More

Property Division

In a dissolution of marriage in the State of Minnesota assets and liabilities accumulated during marriage are divided in a manner that is deemed “fair and equitable”.  There is a presumption that fair is equal but equal division is not… Read More

Spousal Maintenance

Spousal Maintenance is one of the most heavily litigated issue in divorce cases.  Part of the reason for that is the fact that it involves discretion.  In Minnesota there is a statute that governs the issuance of spousal maintenance.  It provides… Read More

Tracing Non-Marital Interests

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Complex Divorce Cases

Some issues that can make your case more complex include: Business Interests Property owned prior to marriage Contributions to marital property with non-marital funds Child Custody Evaluations Special Needs Children Requests to move children to othe… Read More

Tracing Issues

There are two types of property: marital and separate. The separate property of a spouse remains separate after the divorce with a few exceptions. Only the marital property – or the marital interest in separate property- is divided, and it is… Read More

Business Valuations

If you are getting divorced and you, or your spouse, own a business, the value of that business will need to be calculated in order to ensure that the property is divided fairly. Often, the business will be in only one spouse’s name, and may… Read More

Post Judgment Modifications

After a divorce, the circumstances of one or both parties often will change. If the original divorce decree included a child support order or a spousal support order, those orders may need to be modified in the event of changes involving income… Read More

Child Support

Child support is established using a mathematical formula created by the Minnesota Legislature. The formula is computerized; various numbers are plugged into the program and a number is determined that considers all of the relevant factors. Some of t… Read More

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Mediation can have two meanings in a family law proceeding, and if so each will affect your case in a different way. The first meaning refers to an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process, where both you and your spouse meet with a single atto… Read More

Child Custody

When a divorce involves minor children, the needs of the children are paramount. Depending on their ages and stages of development, they will be grieving the loss of the family unit in a variety of ways. Their needs may be difficult to ascertain, a… Read More

Divorce

Divorce is as much a life changing experience as marriage, and is often emotionally and financially difficult. A couple going through this process will usually be grieving the loss of their relationship, and transitioning from one joint budget with t… Read More

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