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Cortney Elisabeth Whitehouse

Divorce and separation Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

4.9   20 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2001
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Cortney E. Whitehouse is a 2001 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and has been practicing divorce and family law exclusively since that time.  She is a licenced attorney, a Qualified Family Mediator under Rule 114, a certified Social and Financial Early Neutral Evaluator and a member of the Collaborative Law Institute.  Ms. Whitehouse has been selected as a Super Lawyer since 2015.  She was previously selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2011 through 2014.  She has also served as Co-Chair of Minnesota Women Lawyers Solo / Small Firm Affinity Group.  With offices in Bloomington, Minnesota, Ms. Whitehouse practices primarily in Hennepin, Dakota, Scott, Carver and Ramsey counties but also handles many cases in Anoka, Washington, Wright and Sherburne counties. 

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Location

Bloch & Whitehouse Pa
8120 Penn Ave S Ste 550
Minneapolis, MN, 55431-1340

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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Marcin | October 5, 2022
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Excellent lawyer!
I had spoken with another highly rated law firm before consulting with Cortney. This was like a night-and-day conversation, she had been extremely supportive and knowledgeable, doing everything possible to produce a favorable situation for me and my son. Cortney not only provided great suggestions for my circumstances but also made sure my son had the best possible outcome. The outcome ended with everything I hoped for from the beginning. Extremely grateful for her services and experience. She really does go above and beyond, and this is just what you want during such a difficult time in life. I would highly recommend Cortney to anyone looking for legal representation during a custody dispute/settlement!
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Posted by Chuck | January 21, 2021
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Skilled Guidance Through Challenging Times
Ms. Whitehouse represented me in my divorce proceedings and always provided excellent guidance and legal advice, in a calming and confident manner, through a very stressful and intimidating process. She educated me as we entered and worked our way through each phase and I always felt informed on what was occurring and why. She continually provided sound advice as I was faced with making difficult decisions. The process ended with a settlement that was more positive than I had initially hoped to receive and I remain thankful she represented me. I strongly recommend that any person who must navigate a difficult divorce situation to strongly consider retaining Ms. Whitehouse as their legal representative.
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Posted by Michael | March 3, 2020
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The best!
My first lawyer screwed up my case so bad, no other lawyer would touch it. Not only did she unravel the mess, I ended up with a settlement equal to the one I thought was fair. A very tenacious, professional. I am so glad she was on my side.
Posted by Christopher | August 21, 2019
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Highly Recommend Cortney Whitehouse
I worked with Cortney for about 8 months. She was very fast at responding to any questions or concerns and clarified things well to help me understand the process. She was very realistic about the expectations and guided me on the things I needed to do to achieve the outcome I was seeking. In the end she helped me get exactly what I wanted with my parenting time issue. I would recommend her to anyone needing a family lawyer and will use her in the future if needed.
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Posted by Sara | March 6, 2019
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Highly Recommended
My decision to divorce was a difficult one for many reasons so it probably took me longer to go through the process of completing and forwarding paperwork. Cortney was patient and allowed me to go at my own pace. She was professional, informative, and very responsive. Cortney questioned the way that I wanted to separate marital property and made suggestions, showing that she really did represent my best interest. I am blessed that she was available to help me navigate a difficult decision and provide me with piece of mind.
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Posted by Troy | November 28, 2017
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Highly Recommended
I found Courtney when I was looking through Avvo. She seemed like she fit the bill as to who I was looking for to help me through my divorce. I had a really bitter ex spouse that was trying to rake me through the coals and Courtney did an AMAZING JOB getting me through everything and it didn’t cost me an arm and a leg! If you are looking to hire an attorney, I’d look no further and just give Courtney a call! Highly recommended!!
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Posted by Dan Novak | November 28, 2017
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Thoughtful, professional and will fight for you!
I have been with working with Cortney since the beginning of my divorce and am I overly happy I hired her! She is very professional! She will go above and beyond to support your needs and wants in a divorce. She is very detailed and finds the little things you might miss. I had a had great outcome and I believe this has a lot to do with her professionalism and expertise. She is extremely knowledgeable and keeps you on task to continue moving forward in the process. She is always willing to listen and offers great advice, even after my divorce was finalized and issues have come up. I would and have recommend her over and over again!!
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Posted by M.T., Father in Divorce Proceeding | February 16, 2017
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Professional
I had spoken with several attorneys before consulting with Ms. Whitehouse. She was referred to me from a friend. Following my consultation I walked away confident about Cortney's knowledge in regards to divorce law. I was extremely happy with my choice to have her represent me. Cortney is very thorough and broke everything down so that it was easy to understand. She works very well with opposing attorneys, and has your best interest in mind from start to finish. Cortney made a process that is always difficult to go through much, much easier. I would highly recommend Cortney!
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2017
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Solid advocate
Courtney was a rock during my collaborative divorce. Even when things got rocky with my ex-spouse, she remained calm. She was clearly an advocate for my interests and my son's.
Posted by Earl | February 2, 2017
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Very well-organized and professional, resulting in rapid settlement
I hired Cortney for divorce. Her initial consultation gave me complete confidence she would handle the process very well. She was very thorough in collecting and organizing all the necessary facts. She kept me informed of upcoming steps so I could prepare. The mediation process took only one session. Cortney managed the negotiation very well because she was totally prepared and represented my goals perfectly. She organized all the data so she could make immediate computations during mediation. The judgement was approved within two weeks after mediation.
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2017
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The Best
I don't suppose anyone sees Ms. Whitehouse with a happy case, but she made my situation better by always lending a kind ear while I droned on, far too long for most people. Ms. Whitehouse was a champion for me, and I cannot imagine going through my case with anyone else by my side. Ms. Whitehouse was referred to me by a dear friend, an attorney, who said there would be no one else he would recommend. I am so grateful for all her work. She is thorough, respectful and extremely knowledgeable. I would tell anyone she is the best!
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Posted by Matt | January 12, 2016
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Professional service, great advice, and clear communication
Cortney acted as my attorney in my recent divorce. She did a great job helping me and my ex-spouse structure the divorce in the cooperative manner we desired. She was very amenable to letting us work out the details while at the same time providing helpful guidance and looking out for my interests to make sure I knew all of the consequences of certain aspects of the agreement. I knew that if need be, she would be my strong advocate in the process and make sure the settlement was fair for me. She communicated with me clearly about the steps in the process, the work she was doing, and what she needed from me, without over communicating. She used email, phone, and in person meetings as appropriate based on the needs of the conversation and complexity of the content. Cortney was recommended by two different friends who are both also lawyers, and I can see why. She did a terrific job, was always professional, and worked with me to make sure I got what I needed.
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Posted by Ken | January 12, 2016
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Cortney's review
Cortney was very professional with my divorce. She was very knowledgeable with any issues that came up and she delt with any problems right away. She didn't drag things out, she handled things promptly and she let me know what I needed to do along the way to keep things moving along smoothly. Her fees were very reasonable and affordable. I would recommend Cortney to anyone that needs an attorney that's going to fight for you.
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Posted by Dan | January 12, 2016
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Painless, quick and affordable
My divorce was not a hard one, I realize, but had some creative clauses. Cortney was extremely informative and supportive throughout the process. It was completed in about as little time as possible, at a very affordable cost. I wholeheartedly recommend Cortney, at Bloch and Whitehouse.
Posted by Curt | January 12, 2016
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Cortney is the best
Cortney was a great lawyer. She was very professional and helpful. She went above and beyond to help me through a tough time dealing with a very difficult situation. I would highly recommend her to anyone going through a divorce. She is the best.
Posted by Kristi | January 8, 2016
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Wonderful!!
I have been with working with Cortney since the beginning of my divorce (3+ years) and have only positive things to say! First, She is very professional which is important! I have been in the court room many times with her and I am very pleased with the way she represents me. I have always had great outcomes and I believe this has a lot to do with Cortney's professionalism and expertise. Second, She is extremely knowledgeable and keeps you on task to continue moving forward in the process. Lastly, She is always willing to listen and offers great advice. Even though this has been a long and emotionally draining experience, it comforting to know I have a great attorney by my side. I would recommend her over and over again!!
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Posted by Daniel | July 9, 2015
Delighted!!
Cortney was very steady and professional through the whole process. Displayed great organizational skills, extremely knowledgeable, and never kept me in the lurch when it mattered. When it did matter, the responses were always focused on the law and unwavering despite the emotional roller coaster of divorce. I love my kids dearly and it was very important for me as my boys' father to have a positive and full 50% presence in their life to establish the foundation they need from their father and Cortney navigated the legal channels for me to get there and always on the high road which I deeply respect.
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Posted by Laurie | May 22, 2015
Excellent family law attorney!
I met Cortney about 6 years ago to discuss my separation and divorce from my husband. She was knowledgeable, thorough and reassuring in every step of the way. Cortney had my best interests at heart during mediation; she fought for what was fair and right for me. Cortney always has time for me and any questions I still may have. Thanks Cortney!
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Posted by John | January 31, 2017
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Thorough, professional and smart.
Courtney represented me in my collaborative divorce. In spite of the name, it was a very contentious and drawn-out process. Every step of the way, Cortney was thorough, professional and attentive to my needs. She did an outstanding job. I was referred to her by the Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota. I am not giving 5 stars only because the collaborative process was so expensive, involving many hours of billed time, not only from lawyers but also from the financial advisor, the mediator and the psychologist (child advocate). Cortney's opinion is that time and money spent on the collaborative process up front reduces time going back to court post-decree. We shall see.
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Posted by Anne | January 7, 2016
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Divorce Lawyer
I was very pleased with the job Cortney did in representing me in my divorce. She was responsive to all questions and concerns I had. She gave me very good advice about the options available to me. She got me a very fair result. It was nice to find a divorce lawyer with integrity!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney & Mediator / Partner
  • Bloch & Whitehouse, P.A.
  • 2004 - Present
  • Attorney
  • de Beer & Associates, P.A.
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • Hennepin County Attorney's Office
  • 1999 - 2001

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • JD
  • 2001
  • University of Iowa
  • BS
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Entire Career Focused Exclusively in the Areas of Divorce & Family Law

Associations

  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Co-Chair Solo / Small Affinity Group
  • 2014 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Institute
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Managing the Financial Aspects of Divorce
  • Managing the Financial Aspects of Divorce
  • 2009

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Family Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgeable, effective and experienced family law attorney and mediator."
Divorce and separation

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Minneapolis Divorce and separation Lawyer Cortney Elisabeth Whitehouse
Cortney Elisabeth Whitehouse
Divorce and separation Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Licensed for 22 years
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