Why Choose Kaer Law, P.C.?
I provide a common-sense approach to resolving complex family law issues. I have more than 35 years of legal experience as a litigator, mediator and evaluator. Licensed to practice in Minnesota and California, I offer a long-term approach to client-attorney relationships.
Affordable Legal Representation And Superior Ethical Standards
In Dakota County And Surrounding Minnesota Communities
Giving Your Legal Matter The Attention It Deserves
Marriage, divorce, the birth of a child and death have immense emotional and financial consequences. These important events – whether happy or sad – should be given the level of attention they require. As your attorney, my job is to help you handle these matters with as little stress as possible.
With over 35 years of legal experience, I focus on providing individuals with efficient, qualified representation designed to best fit their legal needs. Family law issues and estate planning matters are legal and personal. I listen, understand and provide clear answers to my clients’ questions. I pledge to serve with compassion and use my insight for effective strategies tailored to your legal needs every step of the way.
What Sets Kaer Law, P.C., Apart From Other Family Law Firms?
I provide a high level of transparent communication from the moment you contact me. I care about my clients’ needs and those of their children. I will provide a concise overview of the total process of resolving your legal issue. I think this helps as we go through it together. You can understand what you have accomplished and what is yet to come. This is important in uncertain times.
My experience with Minnesota and California family law gives my clients added knowledge for addressing child custody matters. I have handled a variety of cases where the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) applied because there were interstate custody issues. I also have extensive experience in cases where there are no children, but one spouse leaves the state and files for divorce in another.
For most families, the financial changes are challenging and attorney fees can seem insurmountable. I offer tips on how to keep them to a minimum, payment options and payment plans. I also assist my clients in finding ways to have the costs paid by their supporting former partner or from marital assets they might not have independent access to.
Flat fees are available for some services. I will discuss this further during our first meeting.
Sliding fees are also available. I will tailor fees to your budget or needs where the circumstances warrant deviation from my standard rates.
Legal Services Within Your Means
My office space is attractive and professional yet not overly costly, which allows me to keep rates affordable. I strive to provide quality and affordability, and refuse to charge clients for any services other than hourly fees.
Some firms bill not only for attorney time but also for administrative costs. Larger firms also bill for multiple professionals working together on your case, which multiplies the costs you pay. I charge only for legal services at an affordable hourly or flat rate. I do not bill for secretarial or administrative costs; those are all included in my hourly rate.
Arbitration And Private Judging
In addition to having served as a Pro Tem Judge, I have also served as a judicial arbitrator. I am trained as an ENE evaluator and family law mediator, and have helped many resolve their family law matters with a variety of negotiation skills and suggestions.
If you have a complex matter that both counsels agree would be more economically litigated privately — either with a private judge or by binding or nonbinding arbitration — and are seeking an experienced litigator with ample experience in family law, please do not hesitate to call Kaer Law, P.C.
Being licensed in two states requires my conduct be held to standards imposed by Minnesota and California regardless of where and how the case is litigated.