Minneapolis Family Law Lawyer

Brandon Schwartz

Minneapolis Family Law Attorney

Attorney at Law Magazine’s Minneapolis Family Law Local Legal Authority.

Brandon Schwartz

Minneapolis Family Law Attorney

Minneapolis Family Law Lawyer

Brandon Schwartz

Brandon M. Schwartz is a cum laude graduate of William Mitchell College of Law. He graduated in the top 10 students in his class following his Division 1 and professional hockey career.

He is admitted to practice law in Arizona, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. He is also admitted to the Federal District Courts of Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

He has been published in the Minnesota State Bar Association, American Bar Association and Michigan Bar Journal and has obtained multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts for and provided zealous representation to his clients.

He is a board certified civil trial law specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association and a board certified civil trial law advocate by the National Board of Civil Advocacy.

He was also selected by his peers as a Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Star each year since 2014. He is also a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. America’s Top 100 Attorneys presented him with a Lifetime Achievement award, the High Stakes Litigators award, and the Bet-The-Company Litigators award. Best Attorneys of America awarded him a Lifetime Membership. He was awarded Leading Civil Trial Attorney of the Year by AI. He is also a nationally ranked Top 10 Under 40 by National Academy of Family Law Attorneys and one of Minnesota’s 10 Best Family Law Attorneys by the American Institute of Family Law Attorney. He is also AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Prior to his legal career, Schwartz enjoyed a notable first career as a professional hockey player in the American Hockey League and East Coast Hockey League.

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About Minneapolis Family Law

Divorce is never easy but sometimes it’s the only solution. Whether you chose to end your marriage or you’re struggling with your spouse’s decision, the process is often complicated. Divorce is an emotional restructuring of your family’s life but it’s also a financial and legal process. If you’ve already made the critical divorce decision, it’s important to work with an attorney who understands that everything you do can affect your future.

Whether you choose to contest your divorce or work out a mutual agreement, you must still comply with state and local statutes and legal and financial responsibilities. When you have children, you must resolve custody issues. If you have a home, a car, and other financial assets, you must establish a method for equitable distribution. If only one spouse works outside of the home, spousal support is also a consideration.

An Minneapolis attorney who specializes in Family Law can help you take the proper steps to resolve your divorce-related issues. A Minneapolis family lawyer provides services that protect your legal, financial, and familial rights while resolving your legal complications.

Experienced Legal Advocacy

Minneapolis Family lawyers specialize in divorce cases and other issues involving children and families. Their focus on family law gives them a comprehensive understanding of Family Law statutes, divorce procedures, and regional courtroom traditions. A family lawyer in Minneapolis has the experience to work through anticipated and unexpected issues.

  • Child custody arrangements
  • Child visitation
  • Child support agreements
  • Spousal support
  • Hidden financial assets
  • Distribution of assets

Fact-Based Evaluations

Minneapolis Family attorneys represent your legal interests and help you achieve the best possible outcome for your family. To accomplish this, they look at the evidence and issues and make objective assessments. They get to know you, your family and every detail about you and your spouse’s circumstances. Only then can they provide honest feedback about your most favorable legal and financial alternatives.

Comprehensive Case Preparation

A divorce is a legal process. Just like other legal issues, preparation makes a big difference in the ultimate outcome. As a Minneapolis family lawyer reviews your case, they consider what they need to succeed on your behalf:

  • Court Requirements: Filings, pleadings, agreements, statements, depositions
  • Expert consultants: Specialists in family, financial, and social issues
  • Witnesses: Personal and professional support for your financial, family, and legal positions
  • Hearings: Compliance with a court-ordered discovery and negotiation schedules
  • Communication: Interaction with court officials, judges, and opposing counsel

Divorce Resolution in Minneapolis

Minneapolis Family Law attorneys understand that to resolve your pending divorce case, you and your spouse must address the key issues. This is usually difficult for divorcing couples to accomplish without a family law attorney’s communication and negotiation skills.

  • Negotiated settlements: Attorneys resolve cases by negotiating your position with the spouse’s attorney.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution: Divorcing parties and their attorneys participate in a facilitated negotiation process such as mediation. Parties present their evidence in a neutral setting, discuss their positions, and sometimes resolve difficult issues.
  • Court Hearings: Attorneys and the divorcing spouses eventually appear before an arbitrator, magistrate, judge or another court official. During a hearing, court officials encourage settlement negotiations. During a trial, parties present their evidence and a judge issues a decision on the divorce and all unresolved issues.

Contact a Minneapolis Family Law Attorney

Divorce is hard. The certainty that you’re making the right decision doesn’t prevent the roller coaster highs and emotional lows. Family lawyers can’t take away the anxiety or eliminate a lifetime of memories, but through their efforts, they can help you gain peace of mind.

While you’re taking care of your family and adjusting to your new reality, Minneapolis family attorneys handle the difficult interactions and issues. They protect your rights and help you work through the legal, financial, and family complications.

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What clients in Minneapolis are saying about
Brandon Schwartz

Schwartz Law Firm
Based on 4 reviews
D Saxhaug
D Saxhaug
15:23 04 Jun 18
Cory Svihla
Cory Svihla
19:31 24 Apr 17
The team at Schwartz Law Firm made me feel important and not like I was just another client. Their professionalism and knowledge of the legal system gave my case an outcome far better than I could have expected. I would highly recommend Schwartz Law Firm to anyone.
Dillon Saxhaug
Dillon Saxhaug
07:25 19 Aug 14

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