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 >
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.
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.
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.
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 hired Allison half way through my divorce process. She was able to clean up the mess and get the process back on track. Allison knows the right resources to figure things out, ie. parenting consultants. She is detailed orientated, very professional and not afraid to stand up for your beliefs and needs. I felt secure and comfortable with Allison from the day I met her. I highly recommend Allison Maxim for your Divorce proceedings.
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.
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