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Dakota County Divorce Attorney

Providing Calm and Assertive Legal Counsel for Minnesota Families

In its essence, family law is a system for managing change. A change in one aspect causes ripples through the family system, like a pebble dropped in a pond. Providing a Dakota County divorce attorney and family law neutral, the law office of Deborah N. Dewalt strives to guide clients over the turbulent waves, helping them maintain an even keel as they search for calmer waters.

Located in Burnsville, Minnesota, my firm focuses on using law to achieve fair and workable solutions in a wide range of family law issues. The options and proposals I create with my clients are often appealing to judges because they are reasonable, balanced and comprehensive, tailored to each family's unique needs and characteristics.

Providing high-quality legal representation in a client-centered way is a primary goal at my law firm. My entire office is set up and furnished to provide a calm and friendly atmosphere.

Experienced Representation and Personal Client Service

I have practiced law since 1983 and served as a family law attorney since 1985. In addition, I continually seek to enhance my professional skills through national and state family law associations. I have been privileged to be a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 2000.

I have also had the opportunity to use my family law experience in many different roles in family cases, not only from the counsel table as a litigator, negotiator or collaborative lawyer, but also from the bench as a settlement conference referee and an arbitrator and outside of the courtroom as a mediator, early neutral evaluator and parenting consultant. Few attorneys in my locale have this depth and breadth of experience and interest.

In addition, I consider each client and each case on an individual basis, creating solutions and documents that are based on the unique needs of the case and client, not just using standard solutions. We will work together to develop a plan for your case. We will carefully consider your family's situation, your desires and concerns, the law, and the possible effects — both short-term and long-term — of each decision.

Talk to a Burnsville Family Lawyer and Divorce Mediator

To schedule a free initial consultation with me, Deborah N. Dewalt, Attorney at Law, Family Law Neutral, call my office locally at 952-641-7455 or toll free at 866-919-7417, or fill out the online contact form. All messages are returned as soon as possible.


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