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Matthew Eugene Ludt

Divorce and separation Attorney at Stillwater, MN

4.7   13 reviews

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    30%
    Divorce is difficult. It is perhaps the most difficult transition that a person will ever experience. People are forced to make complex decisions regarding their future at a time when they feel emotional and vulnerable. Navigating the divorce process requires an appreciation for family relationships, particularly when there are children involved, recognition of financial complexities, and an understanding of the laws and research that govern legal outcomes. See more www.atticuslaw.coop/divorce/

    19 years, 200 cases

  2. Child custody
    20%
    The parent who is awarded physical custody is the parent with whom the children live and the one who makes the routine daily decisions for the children. Legal custody is the authority to make major decisions concerning your child and may be awarded to one or both parents. Major decisions include non-emergency medical issues, choice of school, religious upbringing, and consent to obtain a driver's license. See more at http://www.atticuslaw.coop/custody/

    19 years, 244 cases

  3. Child support
    20%
    Child support is the money paid by one parent to another for the care and support of their children. Child support can be basic support, medical support and childcare support, if applicable. Child support is paid by the parent who does not have physical custody of the children; if parents share equal custody, it is paid by the parent with the higher income. See more at http://www.atticuslaw.coop/support/

    19 years, 275 cases

  4. Family
    20%
    It is best to have a customized parenting time schedule that pleases all parties since parenting time has such a significant impact on the children. When the court decides parenting time, there is a risk that the court will apply a “boilerplate” schedule that may not suit your family’s situation. See more at http://www.atticuslaw.coop

    19 years, 389 cases

  5. Domestic violence
    10%
    It is important for people to know what domestic abuse is and how it can affect them in family law matters. We want to make sure that any indications of domestic abuse are identified prior to addressing the matters of divorce, custody, parenting time, child support, maintenance, or other family law issues. First of all, if you are in immediate danger or you realize that you are scared of any of the following acts occurring, call 911. See more at http://www.atticuslaw.coop/abuse/

    19 years, 112 cases

 

Matt received his law degree from the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Prior to law school, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire where he studied Economics, Political Science, and Public Communication and then worked in Madison lobbying legislators, the Governor, and our federal representatives in Washington D.C. Matt is licensed to practice law in the courts of Wisconsin and Minnesota and has been practicing since 2003. In 2003, he became the owner and senior attorney for the Law Office of M.E. Ludt, LLC. Matt has practiced many areas of law, but he narrowed his practice to family law in 2012 and founded Atticus Family Law, S.C. Family law is what he finds the most rewarding. He is committed to being accessible to his clients and being involved in their community. He is a member of many fraternal and local organizations, including the River Market Community Co-operative Board of Directors. Over the years Matt has been an active member of several county bar associations, serving on numerous committees. 

 

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Licensed for 19 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2009
Updated 09/07/2022
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2003
Updated 10/28/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Matthew

Atticus Family Law
6303 Osgood Avenue North, Suite 105
Stillwater, MN, 55082

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Posted by Karen | March 7, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Matt is an asset to his profession
Matt has personally helped me with numerous issues. He has fantastic communication skills (public speaker, knowledgeable blog writer, great listener, etc.). Matt is an asset to his profession and I do not hesitate to use, recommend, or refer Matt to others.
Posted by Mandi | February 8, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Provided Clear Solutions
I would highly recommend Matt Ludt from Atticus Law. He took the time to listen to all issues and found clear solutions to move forward on an unresolved divorce settlement. With his expertise and knowledge, I felt confident of resolution. Most of all, I appreciated his manner of conveying legal terms into something I was able to understand.
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Posted by Stacy | January 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matt
Matt was a wonderful lawyer and was personable and caring towards me and my children. He made this awful divorce make me stronger. Thank you for all you did.
Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HIGHLY RECOMMEND! You need Matt Ludt and Atticus Family Law in your corner!
A close family member of mine used Atticus Family Law for his divorce and custody battle with very complex circumstances. Mr. Ludt always was prepared and it was very evident he knew the file very well through the whole process-he initially represented my family member in MN with a high degree of expertise and continued that degree of professionalism and knowledge when the case was transferred to WI. Mr. Ludt was zealous in is fight for custody and was very knowledgable. He paid attention to our short-term and long-term goals and was mindful of them every step of the way. He was always prompt to respond to our questions and would often provide us with a status update just so we knew what was being done on the case without ever needing to inquire. Working in the legal industry, I have seen many different types of attorneys and their approaches to their cases. Mr. Ludt and his team are as diligent and detail oriented as can be. We have since referred several other friends and clients to Atticus Family Law and will continue to do so. I highly recommend Matt Ludt and his team for anyone in need of a family law or divorce attorney.
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Posted by josh | April 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledge, Experience, Charisma
We were referred to Matt to help with our custody case. Our case was complicated as I was in Illinois and my ex lives in Minnesota. His expertise in State-to-State custody cases was exceptional. More so, I felt comfortable because, of all the lawyers we've spoken to, Matt was able to explain every argument from both sides and provide a counter. In the process, he made all the confusion make sense. Matt and his staff were great through the many revisions of our affidavits and did a ton of extra digging and prepping to make sure we were successful. I have never felt so confident that I was not just a paycheck. I have and will continue to recommend Matt to everyone who needs an attorney.
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Posted by Mary Jo | August 22, 2014
Family Guardianship
My family needed help with changing a guardianship for my special needs brother. Mr. Ludt listened to our unique family situation and needs, and helped us to complete this task every step of the way.
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2014
No non-sense, Straight-forward and Honest
Matt took on my my divorce case and handled everything State-side while I was overseas. His effective communication and a no-nonsense approach made the process smoother than I thought possible. He facilitated Skype appearances for both the court appearance and a financial review meeting showing an understanding and appreciation of my situation. I am glad I put my trust in him.
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Posted by Dave | August 17, 2014
Do you want to be right, or do you want to be rich
Matt was a great asset with a division of a partnership. He knew the law , and helped me to a solution that both parties could live with. I am no longer tied to a business that I had no control over.
Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2014
I'm Happy
When I had my court date Matt made me feel calm and comfortable. I felt well taken care of and my court results were exactly what I wanted!
Posted by Kat | June 11, 2013
Exceptional!
I was very happy with Matt and his associates in handling my case. He was very sensitive to my situation and helped me manage through it. I liked that his office and associates were fun to talk to and I felt very comfortable going there. It was not the normal cold attorney office like others I have been to. I was treated like an individual and not a client list. He was very intellectual in performing his duties and was impressed by his interaction in handling the case. I would definitely recommend Matt in any court case.
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Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2013
Exuded Professionalism
Matt was very professional, provided direct and straight forward anwers without confusing legal jardon. He was accessible via email and phone as needed. I would recommend to anyone.
Posted by Ruth | June 8, 2013
Great contract review
I had Matt review a contract before beginning a relationship with a company. He was able to spot some things that weren't in my best interest. He not only made me aware of them and explained the ramifications, but gave me suggestions on ways to approach the company in a non-threatening way. Definitely worth having Matt review your legal documents!
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Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wasted my time and money
I paid for no reason. Over the course of nearly two years of still being married, I thought it was being handled (why you hire an attorney in the first place) was not being handled at all. Infact it was being drawn out longer and longer. I ran out of money so I represented myself and withing one day I had an agreement with my (soon to be) ex-wife and her attorney that was better than any I was shown with representation. Nearly two years and I got what was supposed to get done in ONE DAY!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 140-325 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Atticus Family Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of M. E. Ludt, LLC
  • 2003 - 2012

Education

  • St. Mary's University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2014
  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • Minnesota Court of Appeals: J. A. Johnson vs. M. J. Johnson
  • Case was remanded to determine whether since the 2001 order the children were integrated into father’s residence with mother’s consent and directed the district court to order an appropriate adjustment to any support that was not paid.

Associations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Chair of Practice Management & Marketing Section
  • 2018 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (24)
Given (12)
Family Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt has a great reputation in the legal community. He knows the law and he even spends time educating attorneys on various complex legal issues. He does great work, pays attention to detail and handles every case with care."
Family Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt combines attention to detail, extensive family law knowledge and experience with great customer service. All of the clients I have referred him have been very pleased with the work he has done. Highly recommend!"
Family Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Other
"Early in my solo practice, Matt took the time to sit with me over tacos and talk through my reasons for entering family law and choosing solo practice. Since then, he has continued to share his experience and knowledge with me freely. He is a generous mentor and excellent, experienced attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a very knowledgeable in the area of family. He is a professional, strong advocate always seeking the best outcome possible for his clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a professional when it comes to working with clients, colleagues, other professionals or friends. His dedication to being knowledgeable in all of his client's matters and a successful businessman is clear."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a highly skilled and respected family law attorney. I endorse him without hesitation."
Child custody Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. One of the top attorneys in the region."
Family Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a conscientious and caring attorney that looks out for his clients' best interests. His clients are not "just another client", Matt truly cares about each individual he works with and treats every matter with the appropriate level of care."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I refer family law matters to Mr. Ludt because he is a competent, compassionate, and zealous advocate for his clients. A referral to Mr. Ludt is piece of mind for me that my clients will receive excellent representation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I met Matt when an opposing party fired their attorney and hired Matt instead. It was an incredibly complex case, poised on the brink of trial. Matt got up to speed in record time. We still had to submit some issues to trial, but we were able to do so in a more cost effective, cooperative manner. If Matt had been on the case from the start, our clients would both have saved a lot in attorney fees."
Family Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt Ludt is a bright, professional and compassionate attorney. He is dedicated to his clients and their interests. Matt gives all of his time and attention in analyzing each case, no matter how big or small the issue. I have referred to Matt in the past and will continue to do so given his dedication to his work."
Family Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is a knowledgeable attorney who works hard at providing great service to his clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I don't hesitate to refer friends and colleagues to Matt Ludt. He is smart, witty, down to earth and a passionate advocate for his clients. His friendly and patient demeanor are beneficial in trying times. I wholeheartedly recommend his services."
Family Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt is a solid, capable a family lawyer as there is in the east metro. I recommend him without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Matt for a number of years. He represents his clients in a diligent, professional and competent manner, without needlessly protracting the litigation process."
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Stillwater Divorce and separation Lawyer Matthew Eugene Ludt
Matthew Eugene Ludt
Divorce and separation Attorney
Stillwater, MN
Licensed for 19 years