We practice in the areas of family law, including divorce, custody, parenting time, and child support; estate planning; business and transactional matters; civil litigation; and consumer law matters.
We adhere to a high level of integrity and ethics, both professionally and personally, and those ethics are kept at the forefront as we work with our clients. While the work we do is not simple, we are committed to explaining issues in a simple manner as well as providing the most simple, cost-efficient solution possible. We work hard to stay current with the most advanced techniques for the areas of practice in which we focus, committing ourselves to attend conferences related to those topics and regularly communicate with other professionals practicing in those areas in order to provide the advice and service that our clients deserve.Not everything we do takes a high level of sophistication. However, if necessary we are capable of the sophisticated and complex problem solving generally found at larger firms while maintaining the personal attention that small firms can provide.
3340 Annapolis Ln N Suite C
Plymouth MN 55447
We will provide a 15 minute free consultation.
We do not provide fixed fees for divorce matters.
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Our firm handles all types of family law matters in Minnesota. We are located in Hennepin County, and primarily work in the seven county metropolitan area. Family law matters include divorce, paternity, parenting time, and child support.
Our offices are in Plymouth, Minnesota. In addition to family law, the firm practices in litigation, estate planning, consumer law, business and transactional law. Joan Schulkers is also a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114, as well as a SENE and FENE neutral.
Joan spends time educating her clients on the relevant law related to their issues. It is important for clients to understand what the law is, and how it may be applied to the facts of their case. It also helps them make better decisions in their matter, and decisions in the future.
Joan has been in Minneapolis her entire life, having grown up in St. Louis Park, and then moving to Maple Grove over thirty years ago. She has been in the legal field since 1978, starting out as a court reporter, then as a paralegal, and after being widowed at the age of 29 with three toddlers, went back to school to obtain her law degree from William Mitchell College of Law. She graduated from law school in 1999. She is married to a PGA golf professional. And is blessed with three wonderful grown children, two grown step-children, three more grown children who she informally adopted when they were young (she acts as their substitute parent), and nine grandchildren. She adores them all and strives to spend as much time as possible with them.
Joan taught paralegal studies for a number of years as an adjunct at Minnesota School of Business. She loves teaching and mentoring others. She has played in the bell choir of her church for over 29 years, plays in local card groups, and belongs to a book club. She also loves to travel, and has been to all 50 States, every province of Canada, and 56 countries. She and her husband also fly fish whenever they can.
Joan is heavily involved in her community and devotes a substantial amount of time to various professional organizations and her church. She also devotes time to pro bono work. She is passionate about helping people in any way that she can, and this sense of obligation comes through in everything she does.
Bar Number: 0296867
William Mitchell College of Law