Minneapolis Family Law And Estate Planning Lawyer

Divorce And Family Law Services For The Entire Twin Cities West Metro Area

Dove Fretland, PLLP, isn't your typical Minnesota family law firm. Since 1983, we have been recognized for our commitment to helping people find solutions that work for themselves and their families, from the time of initial contact with our firm through the long-range future.

From our offices in St. Louis Park, our lawyers represent clients throughout the Twin Cities seven-county metro area. Call us at 952-479-4376 to arrange an initial consultation with one of our experienced Minneapolis family law and estate planning attorneys. You may also use our convenient email contact form to describe your circumstances. We will reply as quickly as possible to arrange an initial case evaluation. We cannot give legal advice over the telephone.

We work to tailor solutions that meet the unique needs of the families and couples we represent. We believe that a good settlement is often better and healthier for our clients than a costly, adversarial trial. Our first priority is to resolve matters as effectively and efficiently as possible, through mediation, skilled negotiations and methods of alternative dispute resolution. But we also know that some disputes and important issues simply can't be resolved in the lawyer's office. We are aggressive, effective advocates. We diligently prepare the clearest, strongest case possible to win in court, in the event trial is necessary.

Our firm offers assistance with a broad range of divorce and family law issues including:

Minnesota Divorce

  • Traditional divorce

Issues Involving Children

  • Paternity
  • Grandparents' and extended family members' rights
  • Relocation

Additional Minnesota Family Law Services

  • Legal separation, annulment
  • Stepchild adoption, name change

Learn more at our Minnesota Family Law Resources page.

Other Legal Services

In addition to Minnesota family law, our senior partner Paul Dove offers more than five decades of experience providing legal counsel and representation in the following areas of law:

Estate Planning

  • Wills, drafted and revised
  • Trusts
  • Probate court, estate administration
  • Family business succession planning

Real Estate

  • Commercial and residential and commercial real estate purchase and sales agreements
  • Title documentation, attend closings
  • Commercial real estate investment agreements
  • Commercial property lease agreements
  • Landlord-tenant dispute resolution and litigation
  • Homeowners association and condominium association legal counsel

Business Law

  • Business startups
  • Business dissolution
  • Contracts and agreements
  • Dispute resolution, commercial litigation

Experience backed by the highest credentials

Senior partner Paul Dove has been listed in Who's Who in America. Senior partner Laura Fretland and Attorney Lori A. McLaughlin have each received recognition as Minnesota Super Lawyers in Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine. In addition, a number of our attorneys have received Martindale-Hubbell's highest AV Preeminent* peer review rating.

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Call us at 952-479-4376 or contact our offices by email to arrange an initial consultation. Our office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and we can make evening and weekend appointments by special arrangement. We offer ample free parking at our office building in St. Louis Park.

Our firm is recognized for integrity, including ethical representation, competitive hourly rate options and responsible billing policies. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover for your convenience.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.