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Kristin Ann Huston

Divorce and separation Attorney at Edina, MN

5.0   21 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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About Kristin

Learn Kristin’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%
    Divorce, custody/parenting time, valuation and division of assets and debts, spousal maintenance, child support, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO), immigration issues included in divorce (I-864 Affidavit of Support)

  2. Child custody
    20%
    Custody and parenting time issues in the context of a paternity action or case where the parties have signed a Recognition of Parentage (ROP)

  3. Marriage and prenuptials
    20%
    Drafting and reviewing prenuptial or antenuptial agreements

  4. Child support
    10%
    Representing clients in separate actions to establish child support or modify an existing child support order due to changes in income or other financial circumstances

  5. Domestic violence
    10%
    Representing clients who are seeking an Order for Protection, or defending against an Order for Protection

I focus exclusively on family law matters, including divorces and custody/parenting time actions. I have 22 years of experience as an attorney, and have been practicing family law exclusively for the past 18 years. During that time, I have seen many changes in our family courts, particularly in the way family cases are handled by the Court system. In my practice, I use my years of experience and knowledge of the law to guide my clients towards the best possible outcome in their case. I believe in trying to make the process easier for my clients by explaining their legal rights and options, and providing them with an accurate portrayal of what might occur in their case if we proceed through the court system (litigation) or proceed through various settlement processes (mediation, early neutral evaluation, etc.). I would describe my "practice style" as trying to resolve cases amicably while being a strong advocate for my client and providing my client with knowledgeable advice about the legal process. 

My practice areas include: complex contested divorces, uncontested divorces, establishment and modification of child custody, establishment and modification of child support, paternity, post-decree modifications of spousal maintenance, immigration issues involved in the divorce process (I-864 Affidavits of Support), preparation of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO's), orders for protection (domestic abuse), harassment restraining orders, step-parent adoption, third-party custody actions, grandparent visitation, and preparation and review of prenuptial (antenuptial) agreements.

Location

Huston & Schneider, PLLC
6600 France Avenue South, Suite 602
Edina, MN, 55435

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Reviews

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Posted by Ben | January 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Custody
Kristin did a fantastic job on my case! She helped me win custody of my daughter and has always been there to answer every question i have had both before and after my case. Kristin was very thorough and professional and i would highly recommend Kristin to anyone looking for an exeptional family law attorney
Posted by Michael | September 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended - Experienced, Professional, Knowledgeable, and Compassionate Representation
I worked with Kristin on a number of divorce / child support matters, She is a great listener that can turn my rambling conversations and needs into positive outcomes. Kristin provided outstanding legal guidance as well as ensuring that my legal costs were efficiently managed throughout the process. She provided me with options and helped me make informed decisions. She was also very responsive whether trying to reach her by phone or email. She helped me think through various aspects of my case that I had not thought of. Throughout the process I felt very comfortable with her handling my case. I pass her name along to anyone that may need her services.
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Posted by Jolene | August 5, 2016
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Bitter Custody Battle
Kristin was my 3rd and final lawyer used in my divorce process that took over 2 years with child custody issues. We spent 3 days in trial. Kristin was calm, respectable and caring with regards to myself and my children. At times I was angry and wanted to lash out, Kristin took the time to explain the pros and cons of my emotions and what it would mean to my case. She did not fill my head with unrealistic ideals that I would pull off a lop sided victory nor did she say it was not possible but rather was very realistic and truthful about my situation. I always heeded her advice and at the end of my trial when the decision by the judge was made I ended up with what we had expected the decision to be (50/50) which was better than I currently had. She made sure that I left my feelings at the courtroom door which is necessary when dealing with the brutal battle that was ensuing. After it was all said and done I still had some court battles that he was taking me into but I was able to consult with Kristin regarding those matters and get them resoled. In the end I came out a happier and better person. I highly recommend Kristin and although I will never put myself in that situation again I would not hesitate to call her again. My family and friends all agree that Kristin was my best option and we are ALL truly grateful for what she was able to do for me and my children.
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2016
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Very Helpful
As someone who's never been involved with anything court related, Kristin was a great help. She explained every step of the process to me, sometimes several times. My case was able to be resolved in mediation instead of having to go to court. I am very thankful she was there to walk me through such a difficult time.
Posted by Dan Rathbun | July 27, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Divorce Lawyer
I'm a Client of Kristin's and I would highly recommend her. She is professional, honest, organized, compassionate, and is always available for questions. I have recommended her to friends and will continue to do so. I'm very satisfied with her service and help with my divorce.
Posted by Janet | January 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A sad divorce made easy
I found Kristin Huston through this webpage. The moment I read her reviews I knew she would be the one to help me getting my divorce final. And the moment I met her I felt taken care of, for being in such an unfamiliar territory. She listen, took notes and really heard me from the first moment on. She was up-front and competent in explaining me her role and the next steps we will take together. She used terminology I could understand and yet did not make me feel like I don't know what I am doing. She accepted without any hesitation that I would provide all needed documentation pretty much finished with agreement upon both parties with little need of her help. Once the process was underway and I did come across a dispute with the other party, she was right on my side with explanation of importance or not important aspects of our argument. I never had the feeling of being pushed to make a decision not based on my needs or for her income. As the day of our court day came close, she walked me through every step on what would happen. And it all happened just as she said. Her fees are not high rocket where I could not pay it, yet not to low where I would be afraid of getting bad advise. She charges in a very fair way and I always got very well documented statements of her service. Most of all, even her staff knew me by my name and always knew right a way who I was. The only regret I have is, that we meet under the circumstances we did. She was so personal to me and I envy every friend she has! I would recommend Kristin Huston to everyone out there!
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Posted by Dan | November 13, 2015
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Renewed faith
Kristin is an exceptional attorney. She gave me realistic exceptions and timelines. She never played into emotion and was always focused on the matters at hand. I have dealt with plenty of lawyers in the past that have made me internally question if they had my best interest in hand or if they were simply working the clock, this was not the case with Kristin. Kristin was concise, personally invested, and honest about about what I could expect as outcomes to my case. During my hearing Kristin was well prepared, informed of the Judge and his office, and even showed up early. I am not one to write reviews but I really can't say enough about how impressed I was with Kristin. She is a great attorney, with a good heart, and someone you can expect to give exceptional representation. Thank you Kristin.
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2015
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Excellent lawyer and easy to work with
Understood my needs and was very specific on details during the process. I could easily relate to her and she made the process more easy on me. Very ethical, down-to-earth and I enjoyed working with her in the process. I would highly recommend her. For being my first experience with a lawyer, she did a terrific job and I am grateful for her help during this time. Thank you, Kristin!
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Posted by Diana | September 25, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Review and Advisement for our DIY Divorce Petition
Kristin performed a review and advisement for my DIY divorce petition prior to submission. I respect and appreciate the prompt and complete communication Kristin provided during this process as much as her level of knowledge. She answered all of my questions in a way that was easy to understand. I definitely recommend her to anyone who needs legal representation.
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Posted by Angie | May 11, 2015
Divorce needs a lawyer who understands the urgency and importance of a smooth process
From the consultation to the end of my case, Kirstin was open and accurate about timeline expectations, financial expectations and possible outcomes. My case went smoothly because I was in continued communication with progress that she made available to me.
Posted by Matt | April 13, 2015
Excellent representation!
I knew what I wanted to get out my case, but had no idea how to get there. Kristin handled my case with professionalism and concern for the long term effects of the outcome. I would and have recommended her to others seeking family law advice.
Posted by Mallory | March 10, 2015
Highly recommend
It for a great experience overall during an unfortunate situation. She was very helpful and extremely knowledgable. I think I got the best outcome I could have received for the case.
Posted by Pat | March 6, 2015
Obtain Physical and Legal custody for my daughter of her child. Absent Father outside of the U.S.
Kristin Huston was very easy to work with. Estimated time and cost to get the Court Order was as discussed at our first meeting. We were extremely happy with the whole process and outcome.
Posted by jodi | February 24, 2015
Amended judgment and decree
Kristin Huston did a great job for me and kept me informed every step of the way. She did things in a very timely manner and got the results I was expecting. Thanks!
Posted by Steve | February 24, 2015
If you need a good divorce lawyer
Kristin was extremely helpful explaining all of my options and consistently kept me informed of any changes. She was always available and quick with any follow ups. The only thing I would do differently is that I would not use Baker Tilly to do the financial analysis work as I thought they over charged and over billed for the services they provided to me.
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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2015
Prenuptial agreement
I evaluated several family lawyers before I decided to have Kristin help me with a prenuptial agreement. Kristin is very intelligent and detail oriented, something I appreciated as I was not familiar with this process at all. She always kept me informed of next steps, and answered all my questions in a timely manner. Her rates were very fair for the work performed, and I would not hesitate to engage her in the future for any law related services I may need.
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Posted by Thomas | February 23, 2015
Great lawyer for my Divorce
Kristin handled my divorce from a women from the Philippines. She was very knowledgeable with the immigration laws and I was very pleased with the results. i would recommend her and her firm for anyone who is worried about the legal ramifications of a complicated Divorce! She kept me informed of the progress of the divorce and was available when I needed her to answer my questions!
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Posted by Chris | April 3, 2013
Outstanding client services
Kristin was extremely helpful and was willing to take the time to get to know my particular problem. She was willing to find a good compromise that worked for both parties. She is really confident in her abilities and will not let any opposing attorney bully her or her clients. I would highly recommend Kristin if you have any issues concerning divorce, child custody or child support.
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Posted by Thina | March 31, 2013
Excellent professional, outstanding service
I had contacted a few attorneys that I found through the internet, left messages, nobody would return my call. I called Kristin's office, they transferred me to her and within seconds I felt that Kristin was the professional I was looking for. She listened carefully to the information I provided, and contacted me with a plan sooner than I expected. Everything went very smoothly in her hands, and to think that we agonized over our problem for years! She is very trustworthy, her demeanor impressed me. She kept us informed through the whole process, always giving us updates, and that I believe is huge, as I dealt with attorneys before where you want to ask "hey, do you remember me?".... I would recommend Kristin's services to anybody, extremely satisfied customer.
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Posted by Jonathan | March 31, 2013
Quality and Quantity !
A very difficult andchallenging time where support, and strength are needed. Kristin provided each as she was not only a sincere listening ear, but she was also that loving validating voice that met me where I was at, helped me to see the bigger picture and to press foward through the challenges! She is an INCREDIBLE person and attorney ! Thank you .
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Family Law Attorney
  • Huston & Schneider, PLLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Family Law Attorney, Partner
  • Cundy and Martin, LLC
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Family Law Attorney
  • Fogel Law Offices
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Family Law Attorney
  • Cundy and Paul, LLC
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • State Of Minnesota District Court
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Reference Staff Attorney
  • Thomson West / Westlaw
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • State Of Minnesota District Court
  • 2000 - 2001
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Education

  • Hamline University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Augustana College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Cooperative Practice Network
  • Vice Chair
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Cooperative Practice Network
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Divorcing the Immigrant: The Intersection of Family and Immigration Law
  • Immigration Issues and the I-864 Affidavit of Support in Minnesota Divorce
  • 2015
  • Family Law Institute
  • Grandparent Visitation
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse Kristin
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kristin is a very professional attorney and I endorse her highly."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kristin and I have worked on a case together. She was very quick in her work and professional in our interactions. The case was handled quickly and efficiently and all parties were pleased with the outcome. I would recommend her to anyone going through a difficult family law case."
Divorce and separation
Marriage and prenuptials