From Friendly Divorce to Family Law Mediation, Maxim Smith is Here for You
When family issues rise to the level where you know you need a lawyer, like everyone, you want an experienced, knowledgeable, and ethical attorney who can ensure your legal rights and those of your children are protected.
At Maxim Smith, attorneys Allison Maxim and Tara Smith are compassionate lawyers who provides the intelligent and effective legal representation you need to resolve what can feel like unresolvable challenges. From a basic Friendly Divorce to a peaceful mediation, Allison and Tara have demonstrated their mindful approach with clients just like you.
Divorce and Family Law Attorneys in St. Paul, MN
Because we only do family law, we have a unique understanding of how to apply the subtle complexities of the law when a couple is ending a marriage or renegotiating child custody. The various areas within family law can affect every aspect of an individual’s life: Not just their home and living arrangements but also their relationship with children and extending into a spouse’s business and professional life.
Allison Maxim and Tara Smith have years of experience representing family law clients in these very complex and complicated issues. While we are knowledgeable about the law, we never forget it is people we are is representing. Read more about our approach to Divorce and Family Law.
Why Choose Maxim Smith
- What makes Maxim Smith unique?
- How does your master’s degree in psychology help you as a divorce lawyer?
- What do your best clients have in common?
- You talk about “Your Divorce Your Way.” How do you put this into practice?
- How does your master’s degree in psychology enable you to more effectively help your clients?
- Why did you become a lawyer?
- Why do you enjoy being a divorce and family law attorney?
A Mindful Approach to Family Law
In addition to being a lawyer, Allison Maxim holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology. Allison’s approach is uniquely different from most family lawyers. If you are interested, Allison will use her experience to apply a mindfulness approach to your divorce. What does this mean? It means that Allison uses unconventional tools and techniques designed to help you create a feeling of inner-peace and calm as you approach your own divorce. You can read more here.
Qualified Neutral and Mediator
Allison believes strongly in mediation versus litigation. To support her belief, Allison earned the credential of being a Rule 114 qualified neutral. She has gained valuable experience as a mediator in the Ramsey County Volunteer Mediation Program, and applies her mediation experience in all of her work as a divorce lawyer. Allison’s calm demeanor and problem-solving abilities will help you more smoothly and efficiently resolve disputes with your spouse. Read more.
International Family Law and Interstate Family Law Experience
Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Maxim Smith represents clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Through our International Family Law and Interstate Family Law practices, we represent individuals and families on complex, multi-jurisdictional matters. Allison Maxim is a respected international family law attorney and has authored an article entitled, “International Parental Child Abduction: Essential Principles of the Hague Convention,” and co-authored a portion of the book about international family law.