Family Law

We assist clients in dealing with some of life’s most difficult family law matters. Moss & Barnett’s family law team offers a unique blend of honesty, objectivity, creativity, discretion, common sense, and compassion, backed by decades of experience in the most personal of legal practices. Our areas of family law counsel include:

  • Dissolution of marriage or legal separation
  • Complex financial issues and asset valuation
  • Modification of existing court orders
  • Harassment Restraining Orders and Orders for Protection
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Antenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Stepparent adoption
  • Hague Convention Wrongful Removal or Retaining of Children
  • Child support proceedings
  • Paternity actions
  • Establishment of custody and parenting time
  • Third-party custody proceedings
  • Family law appeals

Moss & Barnett is distinctive among full-service law firms for its nationally recognized family law practice. Our attorneys are regularly included in Minnesota Super Lawyersand they receive recognition from other state and national publications.  

Clients gain access to a wider perspective and in-depth resources to address related, sophisticated legal issues in business, trusts and estates, tax law, real property, retirement, and other employee benefits. Moss & Barnett attorneys have extensive experience managing complex financial questions related to identifying marital and non-marital property, and to valuing businesses, professional practices, intellectual property, and spousal maintenance.

Prominent in Minnesota Family Law

During the decades Moss & Barnett has resolved family law issues, we have become known at the local, state, and national levels for developing and interpreting Minnesota family law. Individually and collectively, our family law attorneys are endorsed by the legal community, which in turn adds to our effectiveness in dispute resolution.  

Moss & Barnett’s family law team also has available attorneys who are certified as Rule 114 Qualified Neutrals by the Minnesota Supreme Court. These attorneys are able to serve in a variety of ADR processes. An experienced neutral can assist the parties in reaching a cooperative and amicable result in their own case, making the process more affordable and economical.