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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by José Manuel

    Very professional and friendly

    My name is Jose Manuel and I am living in Spain. Miss Valerie has shown great ability to understand and carry out the necessary actions that require an international case. Miss Valerie and her team at all times kept me informed and I have always been advised to the best of intentions.

    Miss Valerie accepted my case on "Child Custody". The U.S. Foreign Ministry handed me a list of pro bono lawyers where she was registered and from the moment she showed interest in my case.

    The professionalism of Miss Valerie and her team have made ​​it possible again to see my 4 year old after two years without seeing him.

    Do not miss the opportunity to work with.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Abed

    You are in good hands!

    Ms. Arnold provided me and my case a fresh start after struggling with another counsel who was not knowledgeable or responsive. My case required knowledge of international treaties regarding divorce in different countries and the rules governing the applicability of a foreign registered divorce (including custody rules, etc.). Ms. Arnold and her staff have guided the process of registering a foreign divorce and enforcing all of its rulings in the county court. They did so with professionalism and great care. They involved me in the reviewing and deciding on each step. I was always informed of what and why a step is being taken. After the case, they followed up on all the paper work I asked for with diligence and professionalism. Ms. Arnold was able to close my case to my advantage in a short time (versus over a year and a half of several failed attempts with the previous counsel). The above four criteria are a must for a successful relationship with your Lawyer - make sure they can score high on each one. Ms. Arnold and her office absolutely did!

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Michelle

    Excellent Attorney

    I most highly recommend Ms. Valerie Arnold and her law firm. Ms. Arnold co-counseled a very complex international divorce and custody case for me and won. Ms. Arnold used her skills in; Minnesota family law, international matrimonial law, connections in the international law community, and second language skills to help me win my case. Ms. Arnold researched and presented a case, through my foreign attorney, which I believe won my case in a foreign court. Valerie is a consummate professional and a woman of integrity. She was supportive and her advice was well delivered and well taken. I have much respect for Valerie and her legal team. I felt like I was a major priority for Ms. Arnold and her legal team. I always felt extremely well represented. Ms. Arnold advocated for me, during my international leg of the case, and motivated me to persevere and not give up. I personally thank her for her efforts. I could not have won my case without her. I cannot express, enough, the confidence I have in Ms. Arnold’s legal knowledge, skills, ability and the professionalism of her team.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Andrew

    Amazing

    I was involved in a complicated custody case. I was a single father at the time and it seemed I was fighting an uphill battle. Valerie, with her incredible knowledge and work ethic, helped me regain custody of my son.

    Valerie always made time for me and my concerns. She was quick to respond and kept me informed about everything that was going on. Valerie made me feel my case was important and that she made it a priority. She truly had an interest in helping my son and I.

    I don't know what else to say, except that I trust, respect, and am forever thankful for the outstanding legal representation Valerie provided me with.

    I will personally continue to use Valerie's services and recommend her to anyone.

    Again, Valerie, I want to thank you for all that you have done for my family and I, and will continue to do. THANK YOU.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Gianfranco

    International Child Abduction according to the Hague Convention

    I am an Italian citizen and in 2007 I needed legal assistance in order to have my daughter, wrongfully retained in Minnesota, returning to her habitual place of residence in Rome. I selected Ms. Arnold through internet reviewing and phone interview. She had since the beginning a full comprehension of my very complex and delicate case and she managed to elaborate a successful strategy to pursue it in front of the Court. Ms. Arnold is not only very professional and knowledgeable but she is also brilliant and confident, she has balanced judgmental skill and she is very analytical and sensitive in assessing the cases. Her expert advice has proved to be always right and we had despite the distance an excellent communication flow both by phone and e-mail. During my visits in Minnesota Ms. Arnold was supportive and she correctly briefed me prior court appearances. I have no hesitation whatsoever to recommend her.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a Child Custody client

    Gets results

    I was involved in a complicated custody case. Valerie was very quick to respond to my concerns. She responded via text, email or call. Her support during the trial was invaluable. She "coached" me on my body language and worked with me throughout the hearing. She went above and beyond several times. (because I was from out of town, she assisted me for my visits.) Her help in my case also made me realize that she truly interested in helping and me and my children rather than the money. She did her best to ensure that costs would be kept to a minimum. She - and her staff - kept on top of the paperwork and kept me apprised. When responding to my emails and questions, she was thorough and didn't make me feel bad for the questions I asked. Despite my complicated case, she took it on. And, she listened when I had thoughts or suggestions. When the decision came in she got hold of me immediatly. And, she continues to be there until the final day. The referee made his decision and ruled in my favor. Valerie shared my joy. I was so lucky to find someone to take on my case and help support me through the 2 year process. If there were anyone that needed help in that area, I would definitely recommend Valerie.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Assen

    Great Job Handling Very Complex Cases

    I was a client of Ms. Arnold regarding a very complex child custody case followed by international child abduction in Eastern Europe. Her expertise and work ethic exceeded my expectations. I never had any difficulty contacting her both here and from abroad, and she always kept me informed about the progress of the cases. Both cases were resolved successfully and my daughters are safely back in the United States.

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