Welcome to Maxim Law: Divorce & Family Lawyer St. Paul, MN
St. Paul, MN Family Law & Divorce Attorneys
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.
St. Paul, MN Friendly Divorce Lawyer
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.
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.
St. Paul, MN Family Law and Mediation
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 Minnesota 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.”
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.
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!
I would highly recommend Allison. Both Allison and Shannon were very responsive to my needs. Allison explained every step of the process so I could clearly understand the legal complexities of going through a divorce. Most importantly, I actually felt like Allison cared about me and my individual case. Allison's and Shannon's responsiveness, care and concern helped to reduce the stress of a very difficult time. Allison was recommended by an associate after my previous attorney was not responsive, did not simplify the legal process of divorce and seemed most interested in the financial gain of handling my case. I was glad I made the switch. I have and will continue to recommend Allison to family, friends and anyone else seeking legal representation.
Early in the process of my divorce it became apparent that my lawyer of choice was not competent or caring. Through an acquaintance, Allison was then recommended as someone with superior skills, understanding, and one that would ensure the best outcome for me. Thankfully I took her advice and switched my representation to Allison. By far, the best decision I made through the painful process of divorce was making that switch!
Allison was simply fabulous to work with! Her guidance, strategy, and management of the legal process was outstanding and it led to an outcome that I can feel good about for the rest of my life. She always exhibited an understanding of the anxiety, stress, and depression that can accompany dissolution. And furthermore, and most importantly, she truly represented MY best interests. Yes, she was a fantastic legal representative, but she also was a support mechanism. Kudos to anyone that decides to use Allison's services...you will not be disappointed.
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.
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 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.
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