I have over 20 years of legal experience, and have been practicing exclusively in the area of family law since 2004. I have represented hundreds of clients (mothers, fathers, wives, and husbands) in complex and simple divorce actions, custody/parenting time actions, child support proceedings, grandparent visitation actions, and family court actions where there are immigration issues (I-864 Affidavits of Support). I am a zealous advocate for my clients, but I also provide my clients with knowledgeable legal advice about their options so that my client can make an informed decision about how he or she wants to proceed. I do my best to resolve my cases through negotiation with the opposing party or counsel, or through mediation or early neutral evaluations. But if we are unable to resolve the matter through one of these methods, I have years of experience litigating family court cases, and I guide my client through the litigation process from the initial hearing through the final trial.
HAMLINE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
St. Paul, Minnesota
Rock Island, Illinois
B.A. cum laude
PUBLICATIONS & PRESESENTATIONS
"Grandparent Visitation in Minnesota" 2010 Family Law Institute
"Intersection of Immigration and Family Law" MSBA CLE 2015
Minnesota State Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
HONORS AND AWARDS
2015 SuperLawyers Rising Star
Hennepin County Limited Scope Attorney Roster
Volunteer Lawyers Network
"I worked with Kristin on a number of divorce / child support matters, She is a great listener that can turn my rambling conversations and needs into positive outcomes. Kristin provided outstanding legal guidance as well as ensuring that my legal costs were efficiently managed throughout the process. She provided me with options and helped me make informed decisions. She was also very responsive whether trying to reach her by phone or email. She helped me think through various aspects of my case that I had not thought of. Throughout the process I felt very comfortable with her handling my case. I pass her name along to anyone that may need her services."
"As someone who's never been involved with anything court related, Kristin was a great help. She explained every step of the process to me, sometimes several times. My case was able to be resolved in mediation instead of having to go to court. I am very thankful she was there to walk me through such a difficult time."
"I'm a Client of Kristin's and I would highly recommend her. She is professional, honest, organized, compassionate, and is always available for questions. I have recommended her to friends and will continue to do so. I'm very satisfied with her service and help with my divorce."
"Understood my needs and was very specific on details during the process. I could easily relate to her and she made the process more easy on me. Very ethical, down-to-earth and I enjoyed working with her in the process. I would highly recommend her. For being my first experience with a lawyer, she did a terrific job and I am grateful for her help during this time. Thank you, Kristin!"