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Minneapolis, MN divorce attorney Jonathan J. Fogel has extensive experience handling divorces involving complex marital estates, spousal maintenance, custody, and post decree matters. After a decade of practice, he founded his own law firm so that he could provide a "team" approach to Minnesota family law for his clients by offering a network of professionals that can assist with issues ranging from finances to counseling. Jonathan writes articles and provides lectures on a variety of topics including divorce, custody, child support, spousal maintenance, paternity and other issues related to family law. He has appeared on local television as a family law expert, and has been on several local and national radio talk shows.

Jonathan strongly believes the job of a family law attorney is to provide expert legal advice as well as the necessary tools to transition into the next stage of life.

As the host of myTalk 107.1's Family Affairs radio show, Jonathan educated the public on family law and answered questions live on the air. Jonathan also wrote and published the book Preparing for Divorce While Happily Married; Tips from a Divorce Lawyer which offers insight into the process of divorce.  He also publishes his articles on

Jonathan is also a Qualified Rule 114 Neutral.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 95%
  2. Estate Planning: 5%



Hourly ($300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Fogel Family Law, P.A.

3131 Fernbrook Lane, Suite 240
Plymouth, MN, 55447


MNAuthorized to practice199506/15/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reprimand/Probation
    issued in MN, 2012


    Reprimand/probation means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. The State also monitors the lawyer's activities for a period of time in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

    Jonathan’s comment: “This reprimand resulted from the behavior of a former employee of the law firm.”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Consumer ApprovedRatePoint2011
Business ExcellenceRatePoint2011
Minnesota Super Lawyer 2008Super Lawyers2008
Minnesota Super Lawyer 2007Super Lawyers2007
Minnesota Super Lawyer 2006Super Lawyers2006
Minnesota Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2004
Minnesota Super Lawyer 2004Super Lawyers2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerFogel Law Offices, P.A.2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Cardozo SocietyExecutive Committee2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsMemberN/A
Temple Israel SynagogueBoard of Trustees1999 - 2001
William Mitchell Brandeis SocietyPresident1993 - 1995
Publication nameTitleDate
The Huffington PostWhat is New in the Area of Divorce for 2011?2011
AvvoGrief and Loss in Divorce2011
Expert HubTop Considerations in a Military Divorce2011
Target LawWho Gets to Claim the Child as a Dependency Exemption2011
Target LawHow Children Cope With Divorce2011
Fogel Law Offices, P.A.How a Team Approach Helps Clients2011
Fogel Law Offices, P.A.Minneapolis Divorces and Dividing Retirement Accounts2011
Expert Publishing, Inc.Preparing for Divorce While Happily Married: Tips from a Divorce Lawyer2006
Minnesota Parent MagazineProtecting Your Children During a DivorceN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of Wisconsin, MadisonPolitical Science, Psychology, EducationBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Kare11What We Can Learn From Star Squabbles2011
Kare11Tips for Making Divorce Less Costly2011
Twin Cities Live!Spring Break & Parenting2010
Showcase MinnesotaTax Tips for Divorcing Couples2010
Kare11Prenuptial Agreements2010
Kare11Talking about divorce with law attorney Jonathan Fogel2010
NBI SeminarHow to Calculate Child Support Under New Statute2006
Minnesota Family Law InstituteMinnesota's New Child Support Statute - Calculation Workshop2006
Prosource SeminarHow Divorce Changes Insurance Needs2004
Rainbow FamiliesCohabitation Agreements2003
MILE SeminarSpousal Maintenance: An In-Depth Analysis1999
Family Law InstituteCustody in the Context of Paternity1999