Minneapolis Divorce

Highly Experienced Minneapolis Divorce Lawyers

Lake Harriet Law Office represents clients exclusively in the areas of Divorce and Family Law.

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.

It is important to retain an experienced law firm who can effectively advocate your position, and who can properly address complex legal issues during the case, including financial issues.

The preparation of a correct balance sheet that identifies the present value of assets and debts is vital for the proper negotiation (and settlement) of the financial portion of a Divorce case.

In some Divorce cases, it is necessary to work with a CFP, CPA, ASA, Neutral Real Estate Appraiser and sometimes an Actuary in order to provide valuations, including present value calculations, for various marital and non-marital assets.

Cash Flow and Divorce – No Requirement To Equalize

Cash flow scenarios are also very important, both during and after a Divorce.  FinPlan software is excellent, but should not be used as a substitute for an expert when it comes to cash flow, need and the marital standard of living.  Some divorce lawyers attempt to equalize cash flow to bolster their argument for spousal maintenance, which is legally incorrect.

The non-marital tracing of assets is also required in many Divorce cases, including the application of a Schmitz analysis for real estate.  Higher asset and high net worth Divorce cases provide additional issues that sometime require creative methods for the division of assets (such as stocks, business interests, real estate and investment portfolios).

Advanced Financial Expertise and Divorce

Make sure that the lawyer you hire to represent you has a substantial understanding of the complexities of Family Law; also, inquire about the number of years of practice experience the lawyer has specifically in the areas of Divorce and Family Law.

Family Mediation and the use of Early Neutral Evaluation can assist with the resolution of contested issues during a Divorce; both processes are favored by Judges, and both processes have a relatively high degree of success in helping parties resolve issues that may otherwise be resolved by the Court.

Lake Harriet Law Office represents clients exclusively in the areas of Divorce and Family Law.

We represent clients in MinneapolisEdinaBloomington, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Eden Prairie, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, St. Paul, Wright County, Anoka County, Scott County, Washington County and throughout the Twin Cities.

To schedule an office consultation, please call 612-750-4843, or complete the Contact Us form.

Managing Attorney Randall A. Smith

Associate Attorney Amber C. Bretl

Student Attorney Chinyere Okwulehie