Welcome to Maxim Law: Your Divorce Your Way
St. Paul Family & Divorce Lawyer
Family is the cornerstone around which many people build their lives. When that support is broken, it can often feel as if the ground has been pulled out from beneath you. At Maxim Law, we help individuals resolve their most challenging family law disputes. Together, we will help you get back on solid ground, rebuild your life and lay the groundwork for a better and brighter future. Read more.
Many couples today don’t know they have an option to go through an uncontested divorce. If you and your spouse agree on major decisions involving your children, your family home, splitting debts, sharing assets, and other areas, you may qualify for Maxim Law’s Friendly Divorce service. In a Friendly Divorce, one member of the couple retains our firm to draft and file divorce documents. A non-contested divorce is generally accomplished more quickly, and at a lower cost than traditional divorce. Read more. Find out by taking our survey if you are a good candidate for Friendly Divorce.
Interstate Family Lawyer
In today’s always-on, always-connected society, families are making bigger, more frequent moves for a variety of reasons. The logistics involved are never simple, but adding family law issues like a divorce or child custody agreements across state lines can bring even greater complexity. St. Paul-based family law attorney Allison Maxim is extremely well-versed in all of the laws, processes and procedures necessary to assist your family with managing interstate family law matters of all types. Read more.
Providing International Family Law Representation
As technology continues to advance and society becomes mobile, individuals throughout the world feel more connected than ever before. This globalization means individuals no longer feel tied to one place or even one country. Today it is common for an individual to live in multiple states or countries during his or her life. As such, families have become increasingly international in nature. However, when these international relationships break down, complicated legal issues often arise. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Maxim Law helps clients overcome their most complex international and interstate family law challenges and protects clients’ interests worldwide. Read more.
LGBTQ Family Law
Since the Marriage Equality Act was passed in 2013, many same sex couples have gotten married, granting the couple every right and responsibility afforded to same-sex couples. We have worked with many LGBTQ families on family issues including divorce, adoption, assisted reproduction, as well as on the development of parenting and child custody plans. You can read more about our representation for LGBTQ families here.
Our Mindfulness Approach
We know that when you are facing divorce, it can be one of the most stressful times in your life. In addition to being a family law lawyer, attorney Allison Maxim also holds a Master’s Degree in psychology. Allison works only with clients who express interest, to utilize mindfulness tools including setting intentions, guided meditation, mind mapping and various other approaches you can read about here. You can also review Allison’s answers to questions posed by her clients about what it means to apply a mindfulness approach when going through a divorce. You can read more about Allison’s approach to mindful family law here.
If a family law dispute can be resolved using mediation, then that’s what we do. In fact, it’s what we try first. Only if mediation is not effective do we then move into a more traditional divorce process. Through her mindful approach to divorce, Allison Maxim applies mediation techniques throughout her representation of you. Many times a mediation approach can turn a contentious situation into one where you and your spouse can approach the divorce pragmatically and peacefully. Find out more.
St. Paul Family and Divorce Lawyer
Allison Maxim is a well recognized attorney with clients’ choice awards from AVVO.
Located in St. Paul, Maxim Law represents clients in the Twin Cities area, including Minneapolis, Shoreview, Roseville, Maplewood, Mendota Heights, Edina, Woodbury and St. Louis Park. Our firm represents clients throughout Minneasota in Ramsey County, Dakota County, Washington County and Hennepin County.
Allison Maxim has also represented clients located throughout the United States and internationally throughout the world, including clients in France, Australia, Peru and Canada.
Solo Practitioner of the Month Allison Maxim, MA, JD
“American author Pat Conroy wrote: “Each divorce is the death of a small civilization.” The trauma of divorce is felt deeply, even under the best of circumstances. When complicating factors arise such as disputes over which state or country has jurisdiction over the divorce, child custody or support, an already stressful situation can reach crisis proportions. It takes a knowledgeable and composed professional to assess the facts and create resolution.” Continue Reading…
Maxim Law is an excellent and thorough family law firm. Allison and her staff have helped me on some very difficult issues. I contacted several other family law attorneys, Allison is the only on...Read More
Maxim Law is an excellent and thorough family law firm. Allison and her staff have helped me on some very difficult issues. I contacted several other family law attorneys, Allison is the only one who would take on my extreme case. Allison holds a down-to-business, matter-of-fact, no-nonsense approach. I highly recommend Allison Maxim as your divorce/family law attorney. You want Allison in your corner.Read Less
Maxim Law is the best Attorney that you will need. She fights for her clients/dads. She brought light to what was fair and equal. She was very fast at getting the paper work together and filed w...Read More
Maxim Law is the best Attorney that you will need. She fights for her clients/dads. She brought light to what was fair and equal. She was very fast at getting the paper work together and filed with the courts. Her law-firm returned your calls right away. She fought for what was right for the child. Our case was complicated. She fought for dads to have rights too. She had a court hearing within 2 weeks, won temporary custody. With in two months we won full custody and the case is closed. Her price is fair. We would not have won with out her and her team. We will always be thankful that we found them. We will defiantly use them again if we need too! Thank you Allison!Read Less
Simple and stress free. Never had the impression that they were trying to run up the bill. Listened to me and respected my wishes. Would recommend to anyone going through a divorce. They take th...Read More
Simple and stress free. Never had the impression that they were trying to run up the bill. Listened to me and respected my wishes. Would recommend to anyone going through a divorce. They take the stress out of the already stressful situation.Read Less
Allison Maxim is an exceptional family law attorney. Our case was an extremely difficult and complicated situation. Due to the tenacity and financial backing of our opponent, our case included s...Read More
Allison Maxim is an exceptional family law attorney. Our case was an extremely difficult and complicated situation. Due to the tenacity and financial backing of our opponent, our case included several court dates with several different presiding judges, referees and mediators. Also, over the course of the case, there were four different opposing attorneys. Throughout the entire process, Ms. Maxim's legal advice, knowledge of the law, wisdom concerning the presiding judges or referees or mediators, insight into the various opposing attorneys was excellent and correct. She was also superb in understanding the intricacies of our case and concerns on all levels. We highly recommend the firm of Maxim Law and Ms. Allison Maxim specificallyRead Less
I am very grateful for Allison's services representing me as a professional lawyer. Sounds cliché, but absolutely every single cent spent on my case, was worth it. In the end, I received everyth...Read More
I am very grateful for Allison's services representing me as a professional lawyer. Sounds cliché, but absolutely every single cent spent on my case, was worth it. In the end, I received everything I could've asked for, which in fact, I did ask for! Allison's advice inside as well as outside of the courtroom was taken very seriously and graciously. If I ever need lawyer services again, I will surely contact Allison as I feel she is superbly knowledgeable regarding the painful topic of divorce/child custody.Read Less
Allison was my fourth family law attorney in six years. She was the light at the end of a long tunnel that I thought would never end. When Allison and I started this journey together I didn't h...Read More
Allison was my fourth family law attorney in six years. She was the light at the end of a long tunnel that I thought would never end. When Allison and I started this journey together I didn't have either physical or legal custody rights to my daughter. By our last court date I had FULL physical and legal custody of my daughter and she was a full time part of my life. Allison even came to my house on a beautiful Saturday afternoon to finish a report that had to be delivered Monday morning to the courts. Allison took years’ worth of legal paperwork and he said, she said nonsense and was able to articulate it into a narrative that the judge could really find the truth.
Family law is a very difficult and costly endeavor that I am sure anyone who is reading this is fully aware. Take a deep breath and relax and let Allison lead you through the thorny path and turbulent water to a conclusion that will benefit you and your children.Read Less
Thank you sooooo much for your services and I will definitely send any business I can your way. Just wanted you to know that I view you as an honest, effective, efficient, and dedicated attorney...Read More
Thank you sooooo much for your services and I will definitely send any business I can your way. Just wanted you to know that I view you as an honest, effective, efficient, and dedicated attorney.Read Less
I would recommend Allison without reserve to anyone needing a divorce attorney. From our very first meeting, it was obvious that Allison was extremely knowledgeable, an excellent listener, and s...Read More
I would recommend Allison without reserve to anyone needing a divorce attorney. From our very first meeting, it was obvious that Allison was extremely knowledgeable, an excellent listener, and someone who would help me navigate a situation in which I had never imagined myself. I came with many questions, and she helpfully and continually walked me through what the process would look like, always in a kind and understanding manner. My case involved custody issues, division of property, and spousal maintenance, and in a situation that was often acrimonious and emotional, Allison was calm, reassuring, and supportive. At the same time, she was a fierce advocate for me, firmly and assertively fighting for what she felt to to be fair and right. In a situation like divorce, I have learned that you just don't know what you don't know. I trust Allison implicitly to know- the law, the facts of my case, and what will be best for me and my kids. I truly can't imagine having gone through this with anyone else.Read Less
Allison Maxim has been representing me the past three years in child custody matters. My case is complicated and complex. Allison's compassion for looking out for the best interest of a minor wi...Read More
Allison Maxim has been representing me the past three years in child custody matters. My case is complicated and complex. Allison's compassion for looking out for the best interest of a minor with special needs is reassuring. In an emergency situation she was available to guide me through some very sensitive issues from a perspective of a legal stance and from one parent to another. Allison was my stability and voice of reason when all the crazy broke loose, she will always hold a special spot in my heart for all she did for me and my family. Words can never adequately express my gratitude. If you are looking for a calm, respectable, knowledgeable, well seasoned lawyer I highly recommend Allison Maxim.Read Less
I am so thankful that I found Allison Maxim and her assistant Shannon. I can't even express the gratitude that I have for the way that my divorce was handled. Any question that I had was answere...Read More
I am so thankful that I found Allison Maxim and her assistant Shannon. I can't even express the gratitude that I have for the way that my divorce was handled. Any question that I had was answered quickly and any fears I had about the process quickly disappeared knowing that I was in great hands. My case was handled so professionally and efficiently that the divorce was completed in less than 5 months from start to finish and the cost was less than what I was expecting. The follow up after was also extremely helpful and appreciated. I was provided all the documents that I need to move on with my new life. I chose Allison because I felt that she got me and my case, and not once did I ever feel like I didn't matter. I would absolutely recommend Allison to anyone that I know and am so extremely fortunate that I found her.Read Less