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Located in the historic Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis, Lake Harriet Law Office provides exceptional legal representation 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 (Visitation)Property Division, Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) CasesFamily Law Appeals and Antenuptial (Prenuptial) Agreements.

We also provide Family MediationSocial Early Neutral Evaluation (SENE), and Financial Early Neutral Evaluation (FENE) in Family Law cases throughout the Twin Cities.

In Divorce cases, financial expertise is essential, including the ability to properly value Assets as of the valuation date (such as Retirement Accounts, Brokerage Accounts, Real Estate, Pensions, Stocks and Businesses), to accurately identify and trace Non-Marital Property (when applicable) and to prepare a precise Balance Sheet identifying the parties Assets and Debts as of the valuation date.

Spousal Maintenance, unlike Child Support, does not provide the parties with a basic formula – or calculator – to determine if (and for what duration of time) money should be paid to one spouse during Divorce proceedings or after a Divorce.  Under current Minnesota law, the Courts must use existing statutes and precedent to determine whether an award of Spousal Maintenance is appropriate under the given facts of the case.  Since the Minnesota legislature has not addressed the issues for many years, Judges are put in a position of making spousal maintenance decisions that reflect current views and trends.

The use of a CPA, Actuary or Real Estate Appraiser may be required in order to provide valuations of various assets and property, such as a 401k, 403b, IRA, Pension (including Teacher, Nurse, Physician, Carpenter, Professor, Electrician, Plumber, Police Officer, Firefighter, Nurse Practitioner and Pipe Fitter), Businesses, S-Corporations and Real Estate valuations.

Lake Harriet Law Office represents clients in:

Bloomington, MN
Edina, MN
St. Paul, MN
Golden Valley, MN
St. Louis Park, MN
Hopkins, MN
Eden Prairie, MN
Minneapolis, MN
and throughout the Twin Cities.

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Please call us today:

Managing Attorney Randall A. Smith  612-750-4843

Associate Attorney Amber C. Bretl     612-223-8925

Student Attorney Chinyere Okwulehie

Student Attorney Jessica Dulz

Student Attorney Addy Scriver


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