At Maxim Law, we help individuals resolve their most complex general family law disputes. Located in St. Paul, our firm represents individuals and families in the Twin Cities metro area and the surrounding suburbs. We also serve clients throughout the United States and around the world.
Lawyer Allison Maxim: Providing Experienced, Effective Family Law Representation
When family disputes rise to the level where legal intervention is necessary, it is important to hire an experienced, knowledgeable divorce attorney to protect your interests and your family.
Attorney Allison Maxim has both the legal and practical knowledge and understanding of family law. In addition to being a lawyer, Ms. Maxim also holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology. This experience is important to the way we build legal strategies. We consider the impact interpersonal relationships and family structure have on the entire family unit. Based off this information, we build legal solutions that not only resolve our clients’ legal issues, but also provide the framework for a healthier, happier future.
At Maxim Law, we care about our clients and their families. Together, we will resolve your family law dispute, preserve your parental rights and protect the best interests of your children.
Divorce and Family Law
- How are assets and liabilities divided in a divorce?
- How does our debt get divided in the property settlement?
- Must I include a mutual fund I acquired before we got married as part of the property settlement?
- In what situations might I have to pay spousal maintenance?
- What can I do if my spouse doesn’t pay the spousal maintenance provided for in the divorce decree?
- Can the original decree be changed if my ex has been given a big promotion?
- How is child support calculated?
- Are there rules about how I must use (or spend) child support payments?
- What can I do if my spouse doesn’t pay the child support provided for in the divorce decree?
- What is legal custody?
- What is physical custody?
- How does the fact that my spouse is an alcoholic factor into custody and support issues?
- My ex has anger management issues. I’m afraid the kids might get hurt with my ex. What can I do?
- How can my spouse’s postings on social media be used in custody decisions?
- Can I modify our original child support order to compel my ex to help pay for our daughter’s braces?
- Is there a way to change the parenting time in our divorce decree so I can see my kids more often?
- What is a parenting plan?
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For several years Allison Maxim has been assisting clients who want to amicably divorce by preparing the documents that incorporate their agreement and guiding them through the court process to finalize their divorce. No fuss. No fights. Allison developed Friendly Divorce to make an amicable uncoupling streamlined and accessible. Learn more about Friendly Divorce >
Dakota County Divorce Attorney Representing Clients Throughout The Twin Cities
At Maxim Law, we help individuals rebuild their lives after divorce.
When two people decide to divorce, one life must be divided into two. During that process many important decisions regarding property division, child custody and spousal and child support must be made. These decisions have a great impact not only on parent-child relationships and family structure, but also on each spouse’s financial health for years to come.
During a divorce, marital assets and debts must be divided. At Maxim Law, we understand that important and lasting financial implications can result from dividing assets and dividing debt. When high net worth assets are involved, property division decisions become even more important. At Maxim Law, we thoroughly evaluate all of our clients’ assets, and their spouses’ assets, to ensure that property is fairly divided.
We also help individuals modify their child custody and support orders to better reflect the realities of current living and financial situations. Sometimes trial courts will make mistakes in dividing property or determining support.Ms. Maxim has experience representing clients in the Minnesota Court of Appeals on these matters.
Domestic violence and abuse impact many Minnesota families. There is help. At Maxim Law, attorney Allison Maxim assists clients in obtaining or defending against Orders for Protection and Harassment Restraining Orders with the goal of assisting clients in protecting themselves, their interests, and their children and preventing additional abuse or allegations of abuse from occurring in the future. Learn more >
Maxim Law is best-in-class. An unresponsive initial attorney prompted me to switch firms, and I couldn’t have been happier that I did. Over the course of what proved to be too many months, Allison’s guidance was crucial to ensuring that I made the right decisions to move my case forward. She was an advocate, a confidante, and a true partner in bringing my case from messy to mission accomplished. My situation was complicated because I live overseas and had to develop an unusual custody arrangement, but I would also recommend Maxim Law on more straight-forward cases.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Allison and her team were incredibly responsive and helped me through a difficult situation. Every situation is different, but for my divorce, I was very happy with their services from the warm feelings I got with in office meetings, very quick response time, and overall professionalism. I would recommend their services to friends and family.
Allison Maxim is the founder of Maxim Law and a family law attorney working in St. Paul, MN. Allison’s practice as a divorce lawyer consists of international and interstate family Law, general d...
Going through a divorce is emotionally draining. The hassles involved in the divorce process can make a person irritable, frustrated, and short-tempered. ...