From Friendly Divorce to Family Law Mediation, Maxim Law is Here for You
When family issues rise to the level where you know you need a lawyer, like everyone, you want an experienced, knowledgeable, and ethical attorney who can ensure your legal rights and those of your children are protected. At Maxim Law, attorney Allison Maxim is a compassionate lawyer who provides the intelligent and effective legal representation you need to resolve what can feel like unresolvable challenges. From a basic Friendly Divorce to a peaceful mediation, Allison has demonstrated her mindful approach with clients just like you.
Divorce and Family Law
Because we only do family law, we have a unique understanding of how to apply the subtle complexities of the law when a couple is ending a marriage or renegotiating child custody. The various areas within family law can affect every aspect of an individual’s life: Not just their home and living arrangements but also their relationship with children and extending into a spouse’s business and professional life. Allison Maxim has years of experience representing family law clients in these very complex and complicated issues. While she is knowledgeable about the law, Allison never forgets it is people she is representing. Read more about our approach to Divorce and Family Law.
Why Choose Maxim Law
- What makes Maxim Law unique?
- How does your master’s degree in psychology help you as a divorce lawyer?
- What do your best clients have in common?
- You talk about “Your Divorce Your Way.” How do you put this into practice?
- How does your master’s degree in psychology enable you to more effectively help your clients?
- Why did you become a lawyer?
- Why do you enjoy being a divorce and family law attorney?
A Mindful Approach to Family Law
In addition to being a lawyer, Allison Maxim holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology. Allison’s approach is uniquely different from most family lawyers. If you are interested, Allison will use her experience to apply a mindfulness approach to your divorce. What does this mean? It means that Allison uses unconventional tools and techniques designed to help you create a feeling of inner-peace and calm as you approach your own divorce. You can read more here.
Qualified Neutral and Mediator
Allison believes strongly in mediation versus litigation. To support her belief, Allison earned the credential of being a Rule 114 qualified neutral. She has gained valuable experience as a mediator in the Ramsey County Volunteer Mediation Program, and applies her mediation experience in all of her work as a divorce lawyer. Allison’s calm demeanor and problem-solving abilities will help you more smoothly and efficiently resolve disputes with your spouse. Read more.
International Family Law and Interstate Family Law Experience
Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Maxim Law represents clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Through our International Family Law and Interstate Family Law practices, we represent individuals and families on complex, multi-jurisdictional matters. Allison Maxim is a respected international family law attorney and has authored an article entitled, “International Parental Child Abduction: Essential Principles of the Hague Convention,” and co-authored a portion of the book about international family law.
Allison and Shannon were there for me every step of the way through my divorce. I appreciate their guidance throughout the whole process. They always got back to me quickly on all matters of my divorce, always listened to my requests, and most of all remembered all details of particular case. They were very smart in handling my case and I could not have asked for a better outcome. I appreciate their honesty in all matters and knew that all my divorce bills were effectively and efficiently used. I can’t thank Allison and Shannon enough for all they have done for me in completing my very difficult divorce that went through a trial (involving a very difficult ex, children, and multiple assets).
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.
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.
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!
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 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 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.