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Firm Overview

The Minnesota family law firm focuses on Minnesota divorce, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance (alimony) and all other areas of family law.

Example cases

Interstate child custody case involving the State of Minnesota and the State of California wherein separate child custody actions were commenced in each state. The lawfirm successfully argued that California was considered the "home state" for the parties children and that the child custody proceeding in Minnesota should be dismissed.

Divorce proceeding in the Tribal Court of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux (Dakota) Community in Prior Lake. The firm successfully argued and obtained a substantial spousal maintenance award in favor of the firm's client at a trial in Tribal Court.

Main Office

Main
16180 Hastings Ave. SE
Suite 201
Prior Lake  MN  55372

Phone
  • (952) 479-0449
Fax
  • (952) 447-4424

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes. Free consultation up to one hour.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Flat fee retainer rates available for amicable divorces and other stipulated matters.

Hourly Rates

Attorney: $225/hour
Paralegals: $125/hour

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (and evenings and weekends with appointments)

Office Manager

Heidi Middendorf and Haley Leverington, Paralegals

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

Yes.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

The firm delegates much of the daily and "routine work" to its legal assistants and paralegals, which results in a cost savings to the firm's clients.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

The firm utilizes mediation and other alternative dispute resolution methods, including social early neutral evaluations (SENE) and financial early neutral evaluations to resolve approximately one-half of all cases.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

Yes.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

The firm makes itself available to its clients potentially 24 hours a day and seven days a week when needed. Mr. Blahnik and his legal staff guide all of their clients through the legal process, alleviating much of the worries and anxieties that often times come with Court litigation.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

If clients are able to educate themselves about the family law issues at hand through guidance from the firm or otherwise, the clients will be better able to make informed decisions on the various issues the come up through the divorce, child custody or other proceedings. Further, in such situations, clients are usually able to attain greater results while paying less in attorney's fees.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Yes, for a nominal fee.

Adam Blahnik

The founding attorney, Adam J. Blahnik, has worked in the legal profession since July 1999 initially as a Paralegal and Law Clerk (from July through October 2005) and as a practicing attorney since 2005. Mr. Blahnik founded Blahnik Law Office, PLLC in the year 2010.

The firm delegates much of the daily and "routine work" to its legal assistants and paralegals, which results in a cost savings to the firm's clients.

License
  • Bar Number: 350916
    Minnesota , 2005

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