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In family law matters, arriving at a fair and equitable solution that meets your family’s needs is the goal. Getting there involves experience, strategy, and collaboration. I work closely with clients to help you navigate the overwhelming litigation and alternative dispute resolution options. I will take the time to thoroughly explain each option, so you are confident and comfortable making the necessary decisions in your case.


I believe that good representation requires timely responses, active listening, and clear communication.  I work with clients to develop a plan that will work for your unique family.  Additionally, I understand the value of your dollar and the economic constraints families face during times of turmoil so I strive to work both effectively and efficiently for you.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
    8 years
  2. Child Custody: 45%
    8 years
  3. Estate Planning: 5%
    8 years



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

310 South 4th Avenue
Suite 5010
Minneapolis, MN, 55415


MNAuthorized to practice200706/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Favorite Female Family Law AttorneyMinnesota Women's Press2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Top LGBT Attorneys Under 40National LGBT Bar Association2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyHoughtaling Family Law Office2015 - Present
Conciliation Court RefereeFourth and Second Judicial Districts2015 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorHamline University2012 - Present
Shareholder/ AttorneyHeltzer & Houghtaling, P.A.2012 - 2015
Adjunct ProfessorInver Hills Community College2011 - 2015
Associate AttorneyHeltzer & Burg, P.L.C.2007 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota State Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Ramsey County Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Minnesota Lavender Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Third Party VisitationThird party was granted visitation with the minor child every other weekend and one overnight per week along with some holiday and vacation time.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Minnesota Child Custody DeskbookLegal Recognition of Same-Sex Families2016
The Complete Family LawyerAnswers to Questions about Unmarried and Same Sex Couples2015
Lavender MagazineMarriage Equality in Minnesota for the Already Married2013
Minnesota CLEMinnesota Estate Planning for Non-Traditional Families2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Hamline UniversitySociology/ Women's Studies/ ReligionBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Hamline UniversityLegal Research and Writing2013
Family Law Section Continuing Legal EducationMinnnesota's Marriage History2012