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Valerie Ann Downing Arnold

Divorce and separation Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

4.8   26 reviews

also known as Valerie Arnold


Licensed for 25 years

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5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    35%

  2. Child custody
    25%

  3. Appeals
    15%

    23 years

  4. Family
    15%
    * Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce) * Adoptions * Custody (Including Interstate & International) * Parental Abduction (Kidnapping) * Paternity * Parenting Time (Visitation) * Child Support * Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)

    23 years

  5. Alimony
    10%

Valerie Arnold is a founding partner of Arnold & Rodman, PA. Ms. Arnold practices in all areas of family law including divorce, child custody, property division, spousal maintenance, antenuptial agreements, child support as well as interstate and international divorce and child custody.  Ms. Arnold is experienced in representing clients in divorce and child custody proceedings, Hague Convention parental child abductions, non-Hague parental child abductions, parental child abduction prevention, third-party custody and visitation, mediations, and in family law appeals.  Ms. Arnold is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) and has published numerous articles on interstate and international family law including authoring the "Interstate and International Jurisdiction and Custody Issues" chapter for the Minnesota State Bar Association's Minnesota Custody and Child Support Deskbook.  Ms. Arnold has lectured locally, nationally, and internationally on family law issues and has been named a "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers Magazine. Ms. Arnold served on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Chapter of AFCC, serves on the Committee on Hague Conventions for the USA Chapter of the IAFL, and volunteers for the Chrysalis LAW Program and the Ramsey County Pro Se Clinic. Ms. Arnold is fluent in French.

 

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Licensed for 25 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1997
Updated 10/29/2022

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

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Reviews

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Posted by Collins | April 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding, Caring and Determined
I was exceptionally fortunate to have Valerie Arnold represent me during an extremely complex international separation and custody case dealing with challenging jurisdictional issues. The favorable outcome that the court ordered exemplified the knowledge, empathy, and determination that Valerie demonstrated to me since the first day. She went above and beyond to educate me on the process, explain in simple terms some legal theories that could be applied, and even used her French language abilities to hold consultations and establish a path forward. As the legal Motions were set in play, Valerie was equally determined to ensure that I have quality time with my kids who were wrongly removed from me as their father. Valerie was prompt to respond during a weekend visitation with my kids to quickly establish a supervision service so that I could spend additional time with my kids. Separation from my kids and divorce has been the most difficult time of my life and I am forever grateful for Valerie and her firm’s tireless and meticulous efforts to seek out justice, restore my parental rights, and obtain the favorable court ordered outcome. I enthusiastically recommend Valerie Arnold and her firm without hesitation.
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Posted by MH | September 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding International Divorce and Child Custody Practice
From the very first appointment with Valerie I knew my complicated international divorce case was in best hands. Valerie and her team supported me in every step of this complex process with highest professionalism, patience and understanding while dealing with matters involving engagements in Europe and the US. Valerie´s international competence and experience was vital. She dedicated time to understand all cultural and personal particularities at hand. Valerie was always available, regardless of continental time differences. She acts with integrity and commitment. Valerie genuinely knows and cares about the impact a divorce has on one’s children an always helps with recommendations and finding positive solutions. I could not have wished for a better attorney to support me through this situation. I recommend Valerie with highest respect and appreciation!
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Posted by Glenn | January 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent International Divorce Attorney
My international divorce was too much for the first attorney I hired. The case was complex involving European and US divorce laws, procedures and jurisdictions. Fortunately, I found Valerie Arnold. Valerie is very competent. She has an international practice and her Hague Convention experience was relevant to my case. She can handle the extra ambiguity associated with divorce proceedings in two countries. Valerie developed the case strategy for both jurisdictions with the support of a local attorney in Europe. She helped me to seek the most appropriate jurisdiction for each subject in my case. Valerie has a well- organized and responsive supporting team. They were a pleasure to work with during a stressful process. I highly recommend Valerie Arnold.
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Posted by Danielle | May 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney!!!
I hired Val for my divorce. Her and her team were amazing. They were everything and more. I trusted them with ALL there recommendations. They really took care of me. I highly recommend Val!!!
Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful attorney, an even more wonderful person
I would highly recommend Valerie Arnold’s legal services if you have the misfortune of divorcing a personality-disordered individual and/or have found yourself in a "high conflict" intractable divorce. Until I hired Valerie, I didn’t think it would be possible to have any calm and peace of mind until my children aged out of the family court system; my ex exploited the family court system to maintain control over my children and I and kept us under constant attack. Unlike my prior attorneys, Valerie very much understands these personalities/abusers and the gaps in family court which they exploit to maintain control over, and presence in the, the lives of their victims. For the first time, I felt my children and I had hope and could be protected. I can’t say enough wonderful things about Valerie and her tremendous skill set. Valerie has integrity (I know, a word not often associated with lawyers!), she is extremely talented, she is articulate and well-spoken, she is able to understand and distill complex fact patterns and communicate them to court and court personnel in an understandable manner (wading through all the smoke and mirrors and getting to the essence of the problem), she is trauma-informed, and her heart and focus are in the right place: making sure to the best of her ability that your children can emerge unscathed, healthy and appropriately and well-taken care of. It takes a very special lawyer to handle and manage these horrendous divorce/post-divorce situations and Valerie is such an attorney. (I'd give her far more than 5 stars if it were possible, she is simply on a different--and much higher--scale than any other attorney I've worked with.)
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Posted by ABL | May 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
World Class Lawyer
If you have a highly contested divorce case and a challenging uncoperating lawyer on the other side, you need Valerie Arnold on your side. I went through two lawyers before I discovered Velerie. She quickly assessed the situation and put the case back on the right track. I felt much more comfortable with the process after that. I was well informed thanks to Valerie's exceptional staff. Tasks were always completed and reviewed ahead of schedule. Valerie listens to all the facts, makes great recommendations and she then helps you set achievable goals. She was reachable after hours and always gives excellent and objective feedback. If your case calls for a world class divorce and custody lawyer, I would definitely recommend Valerie Arnold.
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Posted by MG | April 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
A very long and tough case...
Prior to hiring Valerie Arnold at Arnold, Rodman & Kretchmer, P.A. I interviewed 3 attorneys. I knew my case would be difficult and I was determined to find not only a great attorney who knew the law and the process but also someone who would care about me, and more importantly, my children. Furthermore, I was looking for someone who would have experience with children and families on the Autism Spectrum. After meeting Mrs. Arnold for the first consultation, I realized she was the one I could trust with my divorce and custody battle. Her professionalism and very open and hones demeanor were evident -all in a very personable way. She did not speak in purely legal terms, but explained everything to me in layman's terms. Before I left the first consultation she made sure I had all my questions answered in a way I understood. What was striking in that first visit is that I truly felt that she was listening to me. She wasn't just thinking of me as just another client or case, she was interested in learning about our situation and understanding what the issues were. She was factual, very knowledgeable in all the areas my case required, very resourceful and prompt. She had a very good understanding and experience of kids on the Spectrum, their families, and the unique dynamics that the families on the Spectrum deal with. Mrs. Arnold made me feel so comfortable in our meetings that I left feeling I was talking to someone I had known for years. I felt comfortable and understood. To say that my case got complicated as it progressed is an understatement. It turned out to be a very ugly and tough divorce, and it lasted over 2 years. Throughout that time, Mrs. Arnold and all her staff showed complete dedication, professionalism, knowledge, promptness, efficiency, and compassion. There is no question in my mind Mrs Arnold went the extra mile in many occasions. In moments of difficulty, Mrs. Arnold remained focused and devoted to the case as if it had just started. She returned phone calls and emails in a very timely way. Even when my timing wasn't ideal for her, she always returned my calls/emails promptly. Her ability to communicate to her colleagues and clients is admirable to say the least. She is assertive and articulated and get her point across clearly, directly, and respectfully -a quality that not all attorneys share. No amount of money could ever compensate her diligence and effort. I've learned to this process that to be a great family attorney, one needs to be a good human being first. Mrs Arnold certainly meets and exceeds this criteria. I appreciate to no end her commitment to my children and to our family . She is a very knowledgeable, tough attorney, with great ethical and noble values. These years have been the toughest I have lived through so far, and I know I could not have done it without her professional support and true commitment. It was the constant many ways she sowed she cares that made a difference during hard times. Although I wish we had met in a different situation, I can honestly say it has been an honor to have known her.
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2018
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Simply the best
I hired Val three times for a very complicated divorce cases. She and her team are the best! If you, just like me, dealing with a difficult ex who is not cooperating and trying to hide assets, she is the lawyer for you! She is super professional, very knowledgeable, friendly and supportive. She is superb, therefore not cheap, but you still will get more with her than with some other "more affordable" lawyer. Don't throw good money after bad. Hire her and get what you deserve, not what your ex thinks you deserve.
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Posted by Dave | May 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Class Act
I had the pleasure of having Val as my divorce attorney over the past few years. She always handled my case with class, professionalism and empathy. She was extremely knowledgeable about the law and offered suggestions and solutions. While my spouse's lawyer's actions frequently caused a toxic environment, Val always kept things professional. As much as the divorce process is a painful one. I will actually miss working with her. I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Carmen | December 23, 2014
Third Party International Custody Case
Valerie Arnold has been my family’s attorney for the past year helping us resolve a very complicated international third party custody matter. We have been very satisfied with her representation. Throughout the process we remained confident in her knowledge and thankful for all her hard work she did on our case. We were very impressed by the professionalism her staff showed. As native Spanish speakers I thought the language barrier might be hard to over come, however, Valerie and her staff where very kind, patient and understanding and it was never an issue. They were always willing to make the extra effort to ensure we were fully aware of every single detail of our case and the legal options available to us. We knew everything would be handled well in the hands of Valerie and her staff. I am really glad we found Valerie’s firm. Her entire team was sweethearts to us, warm and invested in our case. We did not feel like we were simply clients to them but much more like friends and family. We were very satisfied with our representation and won our case. I would recommend Valerie and her firm to anyone in need of a good family lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2014
A Superb Lawyer!
Valerie helped me settle my highly contested custody/relocation case. She battled tirelessly to help me and my young child. She is extremely knowledgeable and very articulate. Valerie kept me calm during high stress, coached me through the process, and always provided a sense of urgency to my case. I never felt she was too busy to answer my calls or questions. She and her staff truly care about clients and it shows. I learned a lot from Valerie and I highly recommend her to anyone needing a smart, caring and respected attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2014
Practical, caring, creative and knowledgeable
Valerie provided an "outside the box" solution to a very difficult problem. Her practical approach and level of thoughtfulness made all the difference in my case. She was able to see “the whole picture” in a way that others could not. In doing so Valerie saved me and my family a great deal of time, money and heartache. She was quick to respond to my concerns and made extra efforts to be able to meet with me (even last-minute) as my schedule permitted. I absolutely endorse her work.
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Posted by Jodi | July 8, 2014
The Best of the Best Attorney!
I literally went through 3 attorneys before doing research and after meeting once with Valerie, she understood my case better then my last attorney who had my case for over two years. Valerie is exceptional at her job! I am writing this review not even knowing the outcome of my very highly complex case and I know with all my heart that Valerie and her assistant Kendal put everything they had into my case and I am confident they helped represent me to their fullest ability. Valerie is very organized and detail orientated. She has the knowledge of law that is impressive! I have recommended her to anyone who asks me for a great lawyer! Please do not hesitate to contact her..you will not regret it!
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Posted by Shannon | December 18, 2013
Valerie brought my family back together
I sought Valerie's services when my husband decided to have our oldest daughter live overseas with him in the UK, doing so by deceiving me into believing we were moving our entire family from Australia to America. Valerie had excellent resources to place me with the best International child abduction attorneys in the world. From the moment I first met Valerie she had me feel at ease and hopeful because she knew there were things we could do - especially overseas. Despite the fact that my Case was controversial (abduction during an international move), and the State Department was not entirely confident I would see my daughter again; we went forward and won a Landmark Case that helped change The Hague Convention for International Child Abduction to include unique cases like mine. Valerie then handled the Custody of my children as well as our Dissolution of Marriage, making the ending of the entire traumatizing ordeal absolutely seamless. Valerie has a calm and professional demeanor which is a result of her Professionalism and solid understanding of family law. I am extremely grateful that I found Valerie Arnold, because without her, I do not know if I would have seen my daughter again, reunited my daughters (sisters), or had us all living together again as we were.
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Posted by Kay | August 12, 2013
AN OUTSTANDING LAWYER AND AN OUTSTANDING HUMAN BEING
I can not say enough about the integrity, ethics, and expert representation provided by Val Arnold and the members of the Arnold Rodman firm. I came to her begging for help after my original attorney abandoned me at trial to conceal her malpractice and refused to preserve my case for appeal. Having been betrayed by the person whose job it was to protect my interests - I was broke, terrified, and emotionally distraught. Ms. Arnold has a special way of getting you past the emotion and forcing you to deal with facts so that she can fully understand your case and the actions necessary to protect your rights under the law. She is professional yet compassionate. She is honest and fair. She truly cares about her clients and represents them aggressively. She is a parent and cares about the impact of the case on you, your children and your finances. She is NOT the kind of attorney who cares about nothing but billable hours. She is smart and quick to come up to speed even on the most complex of cases. I remember going to court the first time with Val and being so nervous due to the terrible representation I had received from my original attorney who failed to prepare and was horribly unequipped to present my case. Each time opposing counsel made a false statement- I could not resist the urge to attempt to whisper the facts to Ms. Arnold. She turned to me, looked me in the eyes and said "I've got this!" And she did. After three years of nightmare representation by another firm - I could finally trust my attorney. I have the greatest respect for this firm and for Ms. Arnold personally. I never hesitate to recommend them to anyone in need of family law services. I will always be grateful for the quality representation I received and for the personal support received from such a quality human being.
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Posted by Colin | June 7, 2013
Helped me when I needed help most
Ms Downing helped secure an equitable divorce settlement at a time when I was still grieving for the loss of two close family members. She was very concerned for my welfare and was fearless in dealing with the opposing attorney.
Posted by Matt | February 22, 2013
Exceptional Team
I have worked with Valerie Arnold for the past 9 months as she has handled my separation / divorce case. During that time, I have very impressed with Valerie and her team. They are highly knowledgeable, professional and responsive. She stayed on top of every detail and did an excellent job of setting realistic expectations regarding the multiple aspects of my case. It was very comforting know that I was represented by such a highly competent team which resulted in a better that expected outcome.
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Posted by Carolyn | July 13, 2012
Confident and Committed Advocate
My husband and I hired Valerie to take over our custody case involving our grandchildren who had been abused and neglected by their mother. We decided to hire Valerie after spending months and thousands of dollars working with another attorney who did not listen to our concerns or make progress in our case. Valerie took the time to understand our case and to listen to our concerns. Valerie was a confident and committed advocate for our grandchildren. We were able to settle our case and obtain custody of our grandchildren without going to trial. We highly recommend Valerie to anyone who needs help with a difficult child custody case.
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Posted by José Manuel | June 24, 2012
Very professional and friendly
My name is Jose Manuel and I am living in Spain. Miss Valerie has shown great ability to understand and carry out the necessary actions that require an international case. Miss Valerie and her team at all times kept me informed and I have always been advised to the best of intentions. Miss Valerie accepted my case on "Child Custody". The U.S. Foreign Ministry handed me a list of pro bono lawyers where she was registered and from the moment she showed interest in my case. The professionalism of Miss Valerie and her team have made ​​it possible again to see my 4 year old after two years without seeing him. Do not miss the opportunity to work with.
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Posted by Abed | January 7, 2012
You are in good hands!
Ms. Arnold provided me and my case a fresh start after struggling with another counsel who was not knowledgeable or responsive. My case required knowledge of international treaties regarding divorce in different countries and the rules governing the applicability of a foreign registered divorce (including custody rules, etc.). Ms. Arnold and her staff have guided the process of registering a foreign divorce and enforcing all of its rulings in the county court. They did so with professionalism and great care. They involved me in the reviewing and deciding on each step. I was always informed of what and why a step is being taken. After the case, they followed up on all the paper work I asked for with diligence and professionalism. Ms. Arnold was able to close my case to my advantage in a short time (versus over a year and a half of several failed attempts with the previous counsel). The above four criteria are a must for a successful relationship with your Lawyer - make sure they can score high on each one. Ms. Arnold and her office absolutely did!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 375-375 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Arnold, Rodman & O’Keefe, PA
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Tuft & Arnold, PLLC
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University Of Minnesota
  • 2001 - 2011
  • Curriculum Developer
  • University Of Minneosta
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Thomas Tuft Law Offices
  • 1999 - 2004
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Honorable Gerald J. Wolf, Chief Judge, Third Judicial District
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Lecturer
  • University Of Minnesota
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Student Attorney
  • University Of Minnesota Law School Housing Clinic
  • 1997 - 1997
  • Judicial Extern
  • Honorable Gary Larson, District Court Judge, Fourth Judicial District
  • 1996 - 1996
  • Law Clerk
  • Goldstein Law Office
  • 1996 - 1996
  • Legal Intern
  • Cabinet Jacques Bret
  • 1996 - 1996
  • Teaching Assistant
  • University Of Minnesota Law School
  • 1995 - 1995
  • Teaching Assistant
  • University Of Minnesota Law School
  • 1995 - 1995
  • Legal Intern
  • Moroccan Human Rights Organization
  • 1995 - 1995
  • Research Assistant
  • University Of Minnesota Law School
  • 1995 - 1995
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Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Minnesota
  • MA - Masters
  • 1992
  • Universite de Savoie, France
  • Maitrise de Lettres Modernes: certificat en linguistique
  • 1990
  • University of Minnesota
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988
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Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • International Academy of Family Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2008 - Present
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • 1997 - Present
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • 1997 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts - MN Chapter
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Ramsey County Bar Association, CLE Oversight Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Warren E. Burger Inn of Court
  • 2000 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • French

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • "Rising Star" Attorney
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • "Rising Star" Attorney
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
  • "Rising Star" Attorney
  • Minnesota Law and Leading Attorneys
  • 2004
  • "Rising Star" Attorney
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2003
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Publications

  • Minnesota CLE
  • Chapter 11: The Complete Family Lawyer: Interstate and International Issues
  • 2015
  • Minnesota CLE
  • Advanced Family Law 2014: Hot Topics in Interstate and International Family Law: Relocation, Abduction, and the Enforcement of Support Orders and Property Division
  • 2014
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Child Custody Procedures: Form By Form; Discovery, Pre-Trial & Trial
  • 2013
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Legal Guide to Interstate Divorce Proceedings
  • 2012
  • Minnesota CLE
  • Family Law 50: Interstate and International
  • 2012
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Complex Child Custody and Support Issues in Divorce: UCCJEA and UIFSA
  • 2012
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Forum
  • Innovations in Resolving International Family Law Cases in Tough Economic Times
  • 2011
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Child Custody and Support in Interstate Divorce: UCCJEA and UIFSA
  • 2011
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Evidence Tactics in Divorce: Witness Testimony
  • 2011
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Interstate and International Jurisdiction and Custody Issues
  • 2011
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction
  • 2010
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Forum
  • Interstate & International Civil and Criminal Remedies to Parents of Children Who Have Been Kidnapped
  • 2008
  • Minnesota Child Custody and Support Deskbook
  • Interstate and International Jurisdiction and Custody Issues
  • 2006
  • Bench & Bar of Minnesota
  • International Parental Child Abduction
  • 2004
  • Ramsey County Bar Association Barrister
  • Interpreting and the Law
  • 2003
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Family Law Forum
  • International Custody Jurisdiction: The Hague Convention
  • 2002
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Forum
  • Preventing Parental Kidnapping: Jurisdictional and Enforcement Issues
  • 2002
  • MILE Seminar
  • Parental Kidnapping and Child Safety: Current Case Law Trends
  • 1999
  • Bench & Bar of Minnesota
  • Determing Child Custody Across Jurisdictions
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Institute
  • Interstate and International Parental Child Abduction
  • 2018
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) 54th Annual Conference
  • Parenting Plans in International Cases
  • 2017
  • Ramsey County Bar Association, Family Law Section CLE
  • International Divorce and Child Custody
  • 2016
  • Family Law Series
  • Interstate and International Custody
  • 2016
  • Family Law Institute, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education
  • Interstate and International Issues
  • 2016
  • Minnesota Continuing Legal Education
  • The Complete Family Lawyer: Interstate and International Issues
  • 2015
  • Interstate Custody and Visitation Issues
  • Interstate Custody and Visitation Issues: UCCJEA and PKPA
  • 2015
  • Family Law Section CLE
  • Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act
  • 2015
  • American Bar Association, International Law and Practice Section
  • International Family Mediator Training: Agreement Drafting and Enforcement
  • 2015
  • American Bar Association, International Law and Practice Section
  • International Family Mediator Training: Language Barriers
  • 2015
  • Advanced Issues in Divorce
  • Advanced Issues In Divorce: Trouble Shooting Marriage Dissolution Issues
  • 2015
  • Minnesota Continuing Legal Education
  • Advanced Family Law 2014: Hot Topics in Interstate and International Family Law: Relocation, Abduction, and the Enforcement of Support Orders and Property Division
  • 2014
  • Family Law Institute
  • Five Unresolved Issues for Same Sex Families
  • 2014
  • A Paralegals Guide To Divorce
  • Discovery Guidelines
  • 2014
  • A Paralegals Guide To Divorce
  • Initial Interviews and Pleadings
  • 2014
  • Tubman
  • The Intersections of Family Law and Immigration Law
  • 2013
  • National Webcast
  • Child Custody Procedures: Form By Form; Discovery, Pre-Trial & Trial
  • 2013
  • Family Law Series
  • Motions, Appeals, and Interstate and International Issues
  • 2013
  • Family Law Institute
  • Family Law 50: Interstate and International
  • 2013
  • National Webcast
  • Complex Child Custody and Support Issues in Divorce: UCCJEA and UIFSA
  • 2012
  • National Webcast
  • Legal Guide to Interstate Divorce Proceedings
  • 2012
  • National Teleconference
  • Complex Child Custody and Support Issues In Divorce
  • 2012
  • Hague Symposium
  • Role of the Lawyer: Representing the Left-Behind Parent
  • 2012
  • Family Law Series
  • Interstate and International Jurisdiction and Custody Issues
  • 2012
  • Family Law 50
  • Interstate and International
  • 2012
  • National Webcast
  • Child Custody Jurisdiction under the UCCJEA: Navigating the Complexities
  • 2011
  • National Teleconference
  • Child Custody and Support in Interstate Divorce: UCCJEA and UIFSA
  • 2011
  • National Teleconference
  • Evidence Tactics in Divorce: Witness Testimony
  • 2011
  • Minnesota CLE
  • Interstate and International Jurisdiction and Custody Issues
  • 2011
  • Tubman Family Alliance - LSC Training
  • Interstate Child Custody and the UCCJEA
  • 2010
  • National Teleconference
  • Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction
  • 2010
  • IAML AGM Conference Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Defenses to Hague Convention Cases in the United States: Current Trends
  • 2010
  • Anoka County Bar Association CLE
  • The UCCJEA: Navigating Family Law Child-Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Issues
  • 2010
  • International Leadership Visitor Program
  • International Parental Child Abduction
  • 2009
  • Family Law Institute
  • Interstate and International Parental Child Abduction
  • 2009
  • Dakota County Law Library CLE
  • International Divorce and Child Custody
  • 2009
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Interstate and International Relocation
  • 2008
  • Washington County Bar Association, CLE
  • Third Party Custody
  • 2007
  • Minnesota CLE
  • Interstate and International Jurisdiction and Custody Issues
  • 2006
  • University of Minnesota Department of Translating and Interpreting
  • American Law for Interpreters
  • 2005
  • Ramsey County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education
  • Third-Party Custody and Visitation
  • 2005
  • Lorman Education Services
  • Custody Issues: An Overview of Child Custody Law in Minnesota
  • 2002
  • Ramsey County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education
  • Taming the Beast: The Uniform Child-Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act
  • 2000
  • Ramsey County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education
  • Interstate Enforcement of Child Support and Child Custody Orders
  • 2000
  • Lorman Education Services
  • Children's Records Law in Minnesota: Medical and Mental Health Records
  • 2000
  • University of Minnesota Institute of International Studies
  • Topics in European Studies: An Introduction to Human Rights
  • 1998
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Family Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent advocate."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is sensitive to her clients needs and very experienced and hard working to serve her clients in family law and divorce."
Family Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Ms. Arnold on a very difficult case. We were able to settle the matter just prior to what would have been an expensive and emotionally challenging trial. Ms. Arnold was thorough and prepared. She advocated for her client effectively while maintaining the highest level of professionalism."
Family Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Arnold and I worked together at Tuft & Arnold, and I continue to refer international divorce and custory cases to her. She is highly knowledgeable about the law, a true advocate for her client, and respectful and empathetic in often difficult circumstances."
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