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Michael Harris Fink

Family Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

5.0   17 reviews
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  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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About Michael

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COMPASSIONATE & EXPERIENCED FAMILY AND DIVORCE ATTORNEY. CALL TODAY!

My specialty is family law, and my approach is focused on helping clients navigate the complex and emotional experience of famiy law issues including divorce, determining parenting time, child custody and support, dividing property and deciding alimony.  My goal is always the best possible outcome given my client's objectives.    i also seek to minimize the negative emotional and economic impact of the divorce process on children within the family system.  (Studies have shown that children in high conflict divorces do not do as well later in life, as the children in low conflict divorces.)   While I am a fierce advocate for my clients, I never deliberately fan the flames of conflict and anger that may hinder the process of resolving the case or that eventually have a harmful affect on the children.

I guide my cients through every step of the divorce process, from filing the initial petition, preparing for and attending mediation,  participating in settlement conferences and if necessary, preparing for trial.  While most of my cases settle out of court, I have the experience to manage your case through a fuill blown divorce trial.  My trial experience in divorce, includes establishment of child custody and parenting time, child support, spousal maintenance/alimony, and the division of marital property.  I have also litigated modification of child custody and parenting time for marital and non-marital children, modification of child support, enforcement of orders for spousal maintenance and child support, grand parent custody and visitation, orders for protection and harassment restraining orders.    

Prior to becoming an attorney,  owned a small business, and I draw on that experience to negotiate fair and equitable property settlements, parenting plans, and even prenuptial agreements that help protect the rights and assets of soon to become newlyweds.  

 

Location

Michael Fink Law, PA
310 So. 4th Ave.
Suite 5010
Minneapolis, MN, 55415

Reviews

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Posted by Daniel | April 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super Lawyer
I’ve been in the court system for around 3 years now and Michael has been my lawyer through it all. He’s taken care my struggles to get parenting time, helped with getting me a break in child support due to my circumstances, and the most important part he got me an evidentiary hearing. Michael is very experienced and will fight for you in court. I just finished my last hearing for establishing a change in custody due to meeting a threshold and Michael was fantastic in the court room and due to his diligence on my case he was able to get me an evidentiary hearing. I’ve tried other lawyers before Michael and I will tell you that if you want to be represented correctly you need to call him as soon as possible. I can’t thank Michael enough for everything he was able to do as I was not able to see my son for years before he got involved. Please learn from my mistakes and hire him instead of wasting thousands of dollars on other lawyers!
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Posted by mike pflugi | April 4, 2018
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Order For Protection
My Fiancé and I had just split up. I was already heartbroken and then, WHAM! I was served an Order for Protection. It was full of false accusations, but, I was scared. I was embarrassed. I was worried about what people would think, and worst of all, I had no idea what to do. So, I got ahold of Michael Fink. We went to court and wewon. OFP lifted, case dismissed. I'd recommend him to someone based on that alone. However, and I think this is more important than his court room performance, Michael Fink was there for me when I needed support and guidance. I was going through the worst period of my life. I was stressed out. I couldn't sleep. I was an absolute wreck. But, there was Michael Fink inspiring confidence, imparting wisdom, and reassuring me. He was in my corner throughout the whole ordeal. He took my side and he fought for me. He is exactly the person you want on your corner- in and out of the court room, he knows exactly what to say.
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Posted by carine | January 26, 2024
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Divorce and settlement
Great outstanding and representation in my case and settlement. Expertise, commitment and dedication in achieving an outcome that was satisfactory.
Posted by Benjamin | November 10, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Number 1
We hired Michael after a year of back and forth with my custody case, he has been amazing since the first day, working tirelessly for us, and our case. Even the smallest doubt, he’d get back to me almost immediately at almost any hour of the day, simply the best. The fact that after 6 years, we got the ending we wanted, and deserved, in a huge way is thanks to Michael
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Posted by Chad | June 12, 2023
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Fink a Lawyer that cares.
Mr. Fink and his team has been an incredibly valuable asset in navigating and completing the arduous journey that is the very flawed and antiquated legal system of family law.
Posted by Tammy | November 21, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Highly Informative and Organized
I recently took an Assets and Debts class for Paralegals through the Institute for Paralegal Education (IPE). Mr. Fink taught two (2) topics within the class in regard to QDROs and Retirement Plans and Drafting Property Division Spreadsheets and Marital Settlement Agreements. I found the information Mr. Fink presented on retirement accounts and defined contribution plans to be very informative and extremely helpful. I am a Paralegal who has worked in family law for over 10.5 years. In addition to drafting pleadings, I also draft Pre-Hearing Statements, Marital Settlement Agreements, responses to discovery requests and assist parties with the QDRO process. A few days after our class concluded I reached out to Mr. Fink as I was eager to learn more about the organizational spreadsheets he shared during our class. I was pleased to receive a comprehensive response within a couple of hours of my email. I look forward to applying my knowledge on the division of marital assets/debts from the information I received during Mr. Fink's class.
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Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2022
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Life Changing Services.
When I first called Mike the prior law firm representing me said that as a father, one overnight a week was a “win” for my son who’s a year old. I refused to believe that was true and when I called Mike he agreed. I instantly switched console over to Mr. Fink and instantly saw a difference in representation. He was flawless with how he approached my case and didn’t cave into the demands of opposing counsel. Fighting for my rights as a father and ultimately getting me equal rights with my son. I broke down crying when I read the results of my order because my son means the world to me. What Mike and Kevyn accomplished for me is something I will forever be grateful for. If you are reading this and feel defeated as a father then I highly encourage you to reach out. His rates are incredibly reasonable and his work is impeccable.
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Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2022
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Excellent Attorney
I highly recommend Michael Fink. He is a very excellent attorney and knows his job well.
Posted by Shannon | October 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Proceedings
Mike is an intelligent, kind, attentive attorney. He understands the emotions behind divorce without capitalizing off them. He thoroughly explained the divorce process and guided me through the proceedings. I highly recommend Mike.
Posted by Signe | December 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Michael is knowledgeable about all aspects of family law and knows the system. Most importantly, Michael is completely current on statutory and case law. At one point, the opposing party's attorney cited a family law statute that was replaced by a different statute 15 years ago. I was actually embarrassed for the other party and I was so glad Michael was my attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2019
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Michael Fink Represented me in an OFP civil case.
I was falsely charged with an OFP case by my spouse. I hired Mr. Fink on short notice. He was professional, had a full grasp of the law and represented me with substance and integrity. The OFP was dismissed and we prevailed. Good Job!
Posted by Doug | September 24, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
OFP proceding & Divorce pending
Michael, & his firm did a great gob representing me during a recent OFP proceeding. My wife surprised the heck out of me by filing the order of protection. There was nothing to support her case & the truth was on our side. With great prep & gathering of the facts & presenting them to the court, it resulted in the OFP being dismissed. It felt like a huge weight was taken off my shoulders as we walked out of court together. Unfortunately my wife has since filed for divorce & I have retained Michael to continue representing me during the proceedings. I an encouraged by his firm's track record & hope for the best. If you are looking for a Lawyer & firm to fight for you this is it!
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Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2015
Highly Recommended Divorce Attorney
Michael Fink was my steady guide through the entire emotional process of divorce. He listened well and interpreted the legalese for me with patience and clarity. Mr. Fink kept my best long-term interests paramount in his strategy and I will be forever grateful for his excellent work on my behalf.
Posted by J | June 8, 2015
Single Father Of Two
This man is a great lawyer! He is great at his job, he helped me with child support! I have been on both ends of paying and receiving support, and he did a great job on both!!! Thank You Michael, for everything! You don't find fathers getting support often and you fought for me and did a great job!! You are in great hands with Michael Fink in your corner! He will fight for you with the laws backing him!!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2014
Post divorce settlement collection
Michael Fink was responsive, trustworthy and knowledgeable. My case took over a year, but Michael kept me informed and was available to answer questions when needed.
Posted by EDISON | December 11, 2013
I WAS SO HAPPY WITH THIS CHOICE OF ACTION!!!!
Michael Fink helped me with my divorce. he did a great job. from the moment i sat down with him he gave me confidence in my choice i made to get a lawyer. everyone has their ways how they would like things to go but not always are they the right actions. Michael Fink showed me every out come of how a situation would go down if i chose to walk the road i wanted to walk. he didn't hold me back from my choices but in turn he provided me a clear thought of how to do things in a right legal way.Michael Fink provides a comfortable environment. always friendly and respectful. Even when he was neck deep in paper work he still finds time to get a hold of you for what ever question you had. i honestly didnt want to get a lawyer but after looking around an making a few phone calls an running into Michael i was happy i found him. our divorce went very well. we only had to go 1 time into court. He promised me a smooth divorce for my situation an smooth is how it went. once i provided him information on what he needed he was set an we closed the deal smoothly. thank you Michael.
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Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2013
Marriage Disssolution
Before I contacted Arnold and Rodman, I have contacted couple of other Law offices but none of them took the time to explain to me the process thoroughly as Mr. Michael Fink did. After talking to Mr. Michael Fink on the phone for about twenty minutes, I have decided seem him in his office. After meeting him in person I have decided that he will be the right person to represent me in my marriage dissolution. My marriage dissolution ended as I expected it to be, because Mr. Michael didn't give me false promises and he walked me through the expectations that I need to have in my mind. He told me " it is like a marathon, and it can be slow sometimes", with that in mind, I was patient and hopeful with the process. After months of working with Mr. Michael Fink, I can say he was always accessible and prompt in his emails anytime anywhere, even when he was on vacation. I am very happy that I found him to represent me and I recommend anybody else who is looking for a good lawyer.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Michael Fink Law, PA
  • 2018 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Arnold Rodman & Kretchmer, PLLC
  • 2012 - 2018
  • Investigator
  • Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Summer Associate
  • Harvard Legal Aid Bureau
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Legal Writer
  • Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Student Lawyer
  • New England Law Boston Clinical Law Office
  • 2011 - 2011
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Education

  • New England Law Boston
  • JD - Juris Doctor - Cum Laude
  • 2012
  • Hubert H Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
  • Master of Public Affairs
  • 2009
  • University of Minnesota
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Spousal Maintenance/Alimony for the Father
  • Father was awarded spousal maintenance.
  • Parenting Time for out of state father
  • Father awarded 7 consecutive months of parenting time in his home state.

Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • New England Scholar
  • New England Law | Boston
  • 2010
  • CALI Excellence for the Future - Contracts
  • Center for Computer Assisted Learning
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • A Paralegal's Guide to Divorce Cases
  • Intake and Conficts Checks, Financial Documents, Case Management, Parenting Plans, Working with Child Custody and Parenting Time Experts, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
  • 2018
  • Discovery in Divorce for Paralegals
  • Discovery
  • 2017
  • Discovery in Divorce for Paralegals
  • Discovery
  • 2016
  • Discovery and Evidence in Divorce
  • Discovery, Evidence
  • 2016
  • Bootcamp for Paralegals, a Paralegal's Guide to Divorce
  • Case Management, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, Parenting Plans, Working with Experts in Child Custody Cases
  • 2016
  • Divorce A to Z for Paralegals
  • Ethics, Discovery, Tax and Financial Information
  • 2015
  • Weekly Seminar
  • International Service of Process
  • 2014
  • Paralegals Guide to Divorce Cases- Online Seminar - Co-Presenter
  • Child Support and Custody Issues
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Michael
Family Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Friend
"Michael is a personable and highly capable attorney. I have no doubt that any client of his is in great hands. I highly recommend him!"