601 Carlson Parkway, Suite 1077
Minnetonka MN 55305
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We only do family law here but we do it in many different ways. Many people feel they have an agreement or are in general agreement about their situation and how settle it. For these people we offer Collaborative Law. With the collaborative process we initiate the case by agreement and we meet and agree at the onset that we will not go to court at all until we have a complete agreement on everything. Often with two attorneys and the clients we can settle it out and if it is more complex we bring in a financial annalist or a child development expert to sort out tough issues. We also use cooperative law in this way and it is very similar. Some people will have to fight it out fight before there is peace. For these we have the traditional system with a possible resolution in Alternative Dispute Resolution systems. Glen Norton is trained as a Rule 114 Neutral which means he can conduct Early Neutral Evaluations on financial issues or social issues in conjunction with a colleague. More frequently he uses that training to help clients succeed as a party going through those processes. We are also familiar with domestic violence and it's many surprising side affects in family law. People feel and do things they would not logically do in some relationships. We are able to help clients stay safer in the court process, express legitimate concerns when the process is abused and obtain the desired results through alternate means when appropriate. People should not feel forced, intimidated or coerced when it comes to making these important family decisions. In all cases we seek to resolve the case by agreement when possible, to achieve a reasonable result the whole family unit can live with after the restructuring, or by litigation if one party is unwilling to be reasonable. We make an effort to do as little collateral damage to family relationships as possible to make it easier to co-parent after a breakup, and sometimes even to reconcile.
Our desire to help people individually springs form our faith in God and an appreciation for the diversity and grand scale of God's creation in the form of humanity. The first institution ever created was not a government, it was a family. We focus our efforts on that fundamental building block of society, believing that strong families make strong societies, and when parents and children loose their cohesiveness society is proceeding toward chaos, entropy and anarchy.
Raised in Minnetonka, Minnesota, Glen received his B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College and his law degree from Hamline/Mitchell School of Law in 1985.
Minnesota Supreme Court
U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
U. S. Supreme Court
Bar Number: 173174
Hamline University School Of Law
Juris Doctor, 1985