|MN||Authorized to practice||1975||04/04/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Listed||Best Lawyers in America||N/A|
|Owner||Swaden Law Offices||1991 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Minnesota chatper)||Fellow||N/A|
|International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association||Former Board of Governors||N/A|
|Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law Committee||Former Chairman||N/A|
|Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Hennepin County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||N/A|
|American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Minnesota chatper)||President-Elect||1991 - 1991|
|Minnesota Practice; Family Law, West Publishing||Co-author||N/A|
|Pepperdine University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1975|
|Annual AAML Family Law Seminar||Family/Matrimonial Law||2007|
Posted by anonymous
It says something for Mr. Swaden that 8 years after my divorce, I still recommend him highly and am taking the time to write this review.
I divorced (with children) in a relatively high-net worth case that could have been horrible. There were complicated assets to divide, a high-powered spouse on the other end, stay-at-home me, and children's best interests to be considered. At our initial consultation, he listened to my snapshot of the situation, asked smart questions, and named a retainer amount that was reasonable and reflected that he was not out to gouge me based on the knowledge that I had the pockets to afford a lengthy fight.
He used my time and his so wisely. In short, my matter was resolved out of court, between the two attorneys and me and my ex. No mediation, no time in court. He did not throw gas on the flames. I have heard horror stories about women (sorry ladies but it's true) having attorneys who scare them, peeve their soon-to-be ex's and just run up the hours and the bill.
He took a rotten situation and made me feel I had the finest outcome with the least amount of emotional carnage. That's really saying something.
I can't recommend him highly enough.
(PS: It asks how many lawyers I've worked with below. Marty was the only divorce attorney. But I use attorneys for estate and tax etc..).
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