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Specializing in Family Law

Brenda Denton accepts cases in Cook, Lake, St. Louis, Carlton, and Pine Counties.  Although she has experience in various areas of the law, her main focus is family law including divorce and custody matters.  The area of family law can be quite complex and the law often changes.  It can be very difficult for people to work their way through the sometimes overwhelming court system and the civil process.


Family Law

Child/Custodial Issues

Child Support, Child Custody, Single Parent Rights, Paternity, Step-Parent Adoptions, Third Party Custody, Grandparent's Rights, Parenting Time, Motions to move out of state with a minor child


Divorce, Legal Separation, Spousal Maintenance, Post-Decree (order) Motions or Modifications

Orders of Protection

Orders of Protection (OFPs), Domestic Abuse/Harassment Restraining Orders

General Legal Issues

Estate & Property

Basic Wills, Power of Attorney


Healthcare Directives


Landlord/Tenant Issues

She has argued cases before the Minnesota Court of Appeals and will accept appellate work on a case by case basis.

Depending on the complexity of the case, sometimes an individual can represent themselves.  However, Brenda suggests always consulting with an attorney beforehand.

Mediation & Other Areas of Practice

In addition to being a lawyer, Brenda offers a variety of other services including:

Custody Evaluator – a person hired by parties in a custody dispute to do a full evaluation of family dynamics and provide a recommendation as to custody and parenting time; this may include a more in depth examination of issues such as mental health, domestic violence, and chemical dependency. 

Early Neutral Evaluator – works with another evaluator to assess the best interests of a child in a custody dispute and provide a recommendation to the parties as to custody.

Parenting Time Expeditor – a court-appointed professional who helps parents solve their disputes with parenting time or visitation issues.

Mediator of Family Law or Other Civil Matters 

Juvenile Protection Attorney – court appointed attorney representing parents in juvenile protection matters.

Any information in this website is intended for informational purposes only.  This should not be considered legal advice.  Reviewing this website does not create an attorney/client relationship.  Unless we sign a retainer agreement, you are not my client and I am not your attorney.  You should contact an attorney with any legal questions.


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