Dove Fretland, PLLP attorneys provide experienced counsel and assistance in the Twin Cities for people who are seeking help with family law issues including prenuptial agreements, divorce, custody, same sex family law issues and estate planning. We are tough, compassionate attorneys dedicated to creating a brighter future for our clients. We invite you to learn more about our lawyers' experience and professional credentials at their attorney profile pages below:
As a family law attorney with more than 20 years of experience, Laura Fretland works with clients to provide quality legal representation geared toward each client's circumstances. This includes helping the client determine which process is most appropriate, whether litigation, negotiated settlement, collaborative law, or mediation.
Laura's goal is to provide the legal advice and expertise clients need to make good decisions about their divorce and their future. Ms. Fretland graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1983, and has lectured and published materials for lawyers on topics including elder law divorce and antenuptial (prenuptial) agreements. She is a member of the Collaborative Law Institute and a number of other family law organizations.
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100% Family Law
University of Minnesota Law School
U of MN Law Review, 1982 - 1983
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Super Lawyer 2005-2020
Top Women Lawyers
Best Lawyers 6 years.
Lori is a family law attorney who represents clients in a wide variety of matters, some of which include paternity, custody, child support, spousal maintenance, complex nonmarital tracing, division of business interests and awards of closely-held corporations/partnerships, grandparent visitation, adoption, and premarital and post-marital agreements.
Lori adopts a pragmatic approach with her clients aimed at achieving her clients' short term and long term goals. She is very familiar with the multitude of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes and works to achieve settlement whenever possible. But should settlement efforts fail and trial become necessary, Lori is a skilled litigator adept at providing strong and aggressive legal advocacy on behalf of her clients.
Lori understands that family law issues are often the most emotionally wrenching experience that people are forced to confront in their lifetime. She strives to optimal results for her clients, all the while trying to minimize the emotional and economic effects that divorce can have on families and children. She does not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach but instead tailors her representation around the needs specifically suited to each client.
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Paul has been involved in real estate, business, banking and litigation matters for over 40 years. He learned the practical side of real estate by starting out as a licensed real estate broker. He has gone on to become a certified real estate law specialist and has been named as one of the top 100 real estate super lawyers by Law and Politics magazine.
One telling factor about Paul's style of practice is the number of years that he has represented the same clients. Often planning the start up of the business, he has gone on to consulting and handling various legal matters through the years and then helped to guide the principals through sale and retirement. He always looks for practical solutions that have the client's best interests at heart. Often, a well-planned strategy, or well worded document, can result in the avoidance of lawsuits and other legal issues.
Paul is well respected throughout the legal community as a person well prepared, in both negotiations and litigation. He is admitted to the Minnesota and U.S. Federal Courts and is active in the management of Dove Fretland, PLLP. Paul graduated Cum Laude from the University of Minnesota Law School where he was a member of the Dean's List throughout his years in school.
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