Minneapolis / St. Paul Family Law Attorneys

All family law issues are difficult emotionally and legally. The decisions you make today will affect the rest of your life. Whether you are dealing with divorce, child custody, child support or parenting time, you need a lawyer you can trust and depend on. At Robinson | Duffy, PLLC, we have extensive experience helping individuals and families with all types of family court issues including:

We understand that most people confronted with a divorce, custody dispute, or other family law issue never anticipated they would find themselves in this situation. We are prepared to make this process as comfortable and manageable for you as possible. Protracted litigation can be a long and costly process. Our goal is to provide strategies that will allow you to end the relationship while keeping the integrity of your family in place. However, there are situations when this is impossible. If settlement is unattainable, the attorneys at Robinson | Duffy will aggressively and effectively fight in court for what is in your family’s best interests. Whether we resolve your case through settlement negotiations or take your case to trial, we will arm you with knowledge and fight for what is in your best interests.

We provide all of our clients with individualized advice, personal attention, and affordable representation. We understand the importance of listening to you and communicating with you regularly about the work we are doing on your behalf. We will clearly explain your options and help you get through this difficult time.

Robinson | Duffy is happy to provide discounted rates to law enforcement personnel, military servicemen and women, and veterans.

Contact Our Family Law Attorneys Today

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Divorce / Dissolution

Divorces are complicated, but we have likely answered your question before and can help you get through this difficult time. The divorce attorneys at Robinson | Duffy, PLLC are experienced in finding temporary solutions while the divorce is pending a… Read More

Child Custody

In Minnesota, a court looks at your child’s best interests in establishing custody. This is a detailed analysis that includes many different factors – factors that focus on your children and what custody arrangement is best for them. If you are j… Read More

Parenting Time

Parenting time, sometimes referred to as “visitation,” addresses when divorcing or separated parents will spend with their children. Parenting time schedules need to be creative and thorough so they are not only in the best interests of the child… Read More

Child Support

Separated and divorced parents have a legal obligation to support their children financially. In Minnesota, there are a number of different factors used to determine guideline child support, including the gross incomes of the parents, the allocation… Read More

Property Division

One aspect of the divorce process is the division of the marital property and debt. In Minnesota assets, debts and property are divided equitably. At Robinson | Duffy, PLLC, our Minneapolis property division attorneys strive to find solutions that ar… Read More

Spousal Maintenance

Spousal maintenance, sometimes referred to as alimony or spousal support, is a very complex area of the law. In Minnesota, there is no fixed formula for determining the amount or duration of spousal maintenance. The court will look at a number of dif… Read More

Third-Party Custody & Visitation

Third-party custody is often requested by a grandparent or relative because they are concerned about the well-being and safety of a child in the care of the biological parents. Other times, the child has already been in the care of a relative, and th… Read More

Grandparent Rights

In Minnesota, grandparents may have visitation rights to see their grandchildren if such contact is in the best interests of the children and will not interfere with the relationship between the children and parent(s). Grandparents may seek to establ… Read More


In Minnesota, if parents are not married when their child is born, all custodial rights to the child are automatically awarded to the mother. Even if the father signs a Recognition of Parentage at the hospital and/or if his name is on the birth certi… Read More

Modification of Child Support or Spousal Maintenance

The law does not expect your life to remain exactly as it was when you were divorced or when custody of your child was established. If you have changed jobs, been laid-off, become ill or disabled, you may be able to modify your child support or spous… Read More

Modification of Custody or Parenting Time

Parenting time schedules often change. The schedule you agreed to at the time of your original divorce or custody order may no longer be in your child’s best interest. Children’s development needs change as they grow older. Accordingly, parenting… Read More

Enforcement of Court Orders

Obtaining a court order is an essential step in all family law matters; however, the ability to enforce the order is the most meaningful part of the process to most people. The courts in Minnesota have the power to enter “contempt” orders against… Read More

Antenuptial (Prenuptial) and Postnuptial Agreements

Antenuptial agreements, also commonly referred to as prenuptial or pre-marital agreements, are strictly controlled by Minnesota statutes and case law. These agreements are contracts entered before a marriage and commonly include provisions for divisi… Read More


Even in a family law or divorce matter, sometimes the district court gets it wrong. In those circumstances, you have the right to appeal a final order to the Minnesota Court of Appeals. There are specific rules and strict deadlines in place with rega… Read More

Limited-Scope Representation

When you cannot afford to pay for an attorney to handle your entire case, limited-scope representation can be a great way for you to retain legal services on a limited basis to keep your costs down. Limited-scope representation allows you to hire an… Read More

Orders for Protection (OFP) / Harassment Restraining Orders (HRO)

If you are scared for your safety, are being harassed, or if you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, you need a dedicated attorney at your side protecting your rights. At Robinson | Duffy, PLLC, we provide aggressive and experienced repre… Read More

Step-Parent Adoptions

As a growing number of families blend through marriage, step-parent adoption is becoming more common in the Minnesota. Adopting a step-child grants full parental rights to the adoptive parent, making it a serious legal move as well as an emotional ev… Read More