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As a Minneapolis divorce attorney with over 25 years of experience in family law, I will work with you so you receive top legal representation matching the needs of you and your family.  I am a professionally recognized Minneapolis divorce lawyer experienced in collaboration, mediation, negotiation and litigation.  In the process, my role is to guide and support you with both legal advice and expertise but also to provide compassion and understanding.  My goal is to give you the tools and support necessary in the legal process and for you to be able to move to the next stage of your life. 




Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 60%
    33 years, 382 cases
  2. Alimony: 20%
    33 years
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    33 years, 104 cases



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Contact info

5881 Cedar Lk Rd S
Minneapolis, MN, 55416-1492


MNAuthorized to practice198306/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
Top 100 women lawyersSuperLawyers2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDove Fretland & Van Valkenburg, PLLP1994 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota Collaborative Law InstituteMember2005 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
Hennepin County Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Minnesota State Bar AssociationElder Law Handbook2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of MinnesotaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1979