Minnesota Family Law

Full-service family law firm in Minneapolis

Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption, experiencing the pain of marital conflict, or facing another legal issue close to home, Karen L. Ives will listen to your needs, understand your concerns and help you reach solutions to your legal problems.

Attorney Ives has served families in Minneapolis for more than 30 years years, and she provides legal services across a wide spectrum of areas, including:

  • Divorce, including all related issues
  • Adoption
  • Alimony and spousal maintenance
  • Child support
  • Child support modification and enforcement
  • Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
  • Mediation
  • Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
  • Wills and estates
  • Guardianships and conservatorships


Adopting a child brings happiness to families, but when something goes wrong, there is a chance of substantial heartache. Attorney Ives assists families with the complex legal process of adoption, so you can feel secure about your child’s future well-being.


Divorce is difficult, but it should not lead to a financial crisis. Attorney Ives helps you establish fair and equitable spousal support so that you can continue to live as comfortably as you did before your marriage ended.

Child support

Both parents share the responsibility of raising a child, and attorney Ives will help ensure that your child receives the financial support required for a healthy, happy upbringing.

Child support modification and enforcement

Child support payments remain the same unless and until the court modifies the child support order. If either parent experiences a significant change in financial circumstances, attorney Ives can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments, accordingly.

Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings

When Minnesota authorities interfere with your parental rights, you need a compassionate advocate who understands the bureaucratic red tape. Karen L. Ives is skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Minnesota to protect your parental rights.


Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and it can often provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial can. Using mediation, Attorney Ives can help you obtain the most favorable divorce settlement.

Pre- and post-nuptial agreements

When you marry your beloved, you may not foresee the potential problems that can eventually lead to divorce. Attorney Ives expects the unexpected. She drafts premarital agreements that protect both spouses’ interests and which can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.

Contact Karen L. Ives today

To schedule a consultation today, call the office of Karen L. Ives at 612-339-1660 or contact her online.