Experienced Minnetonka Lawyers Committed To Protecting Your Rights in Hennepin County

Since the first white settlers arrived around 1820, Minnetonka has gone through three phases of development.

The first residents were mostly farmers. They took full advantage of the forests which covered the region and the fertile soil underneath these trees. About thirty years later, a series of mills opened, beginning with a large saw mill in 1852. At the time, according to an article in the Minnetonka Republican at St. Anthony, the saw mill employed forty people and produced 2,000 pieces of furniture a week. The last mill closed around 1880.

About that same time, a Minneapolis-Minnetonka rail line opened up. That event ushered in the third phase of development. Minnetonka is still a thriving suburb. It’s home to the country’s largest private corporation (Cargill), the state’s largest public corporation (UnitedHealth), and a three-time defending bandy champion (Minnetonka Dynamo).

Similarly, Minnetonka families face three kinds of legal issues. But unlike the town’s growth, these phases are not chronological and sometimes overlap. For various reasons, many people must deal with criminal law matters from time to time. Divorce is also common, and these cases require frequent legal modifications to things like child support. Finally, some people are injured in accidents and never fully recover, despite generous financial compensation and excellent medical care.

In every phase, you can count on the professional team at Carlson & Jones. Over the years, we have developed proven methods in all these areas. We combine two-way communication with hard work and attention to detail. This mixture often produces results that exceed your expectations. We are committed to the Minnetonka community, and we want to be your legal counsel of choice.

What Can a Minnetonka Personal Injury Lawyer Do for Me?

Many people are injured because of someone else’s negligence. That could be a car accident, a slip-and-fall, or some other type of incident. These victims face many of the same financial and medical stresses. Injury-related medical bills are often very high, and there is often no money coming in to pay them. Moreover, many injury-related conditions, such as whiplash, are difficult to diagnose and treat.

At Carlson & Jones, we connect Hennepin County victims with doctors who focus on injury-related conditions. These physicians have the tools and knowledge to put you on the road to a rapid recovery. That level of service continues throughout required physical therapy, no matter how long it lasts. An attorney can arrange for this care with no upfront cost. So, victims get the care they need instead of the care they’re able to afford.

The same thing applies to your other immediate needs, such as an alternate form of transportation. There is normally no upfront cost in this area. Furthermore, your Carlson & Jones attorney is an excellent negotiator. Many times, our clients pay less than market value for medical and other services.

Once these important preliminary matters are taken care of, your legal team focuses laser-like on fair compensation for your injuries. Only an experienced attorney can evaluate all the claims and defenses involved in your case and accurately determine its settlement value. Then, we fight for the compensation you deserve.

Common Personal Injury Cases in Minnesota Our Minnetonka Lawyers Will Fight For You On

Do I Need to Hire My Own Criminal Lawyer in Minnetonka?

The public defenders and court-appointed attorneys in Hennepin County are among the best in the state. They are fully qualified to handle your criminal case. But a private attorney may be a better option.

A Minnetonka criminal lawyer is nearby. That means face-to-face meetings are a lot easier to schedule. Moreover, a court-appointed lawyer probably cannot assist you with post-conviction matters, such as probation violations, appeals, or expunctions. Instead of starting over with a new lawyer, your legal team can provide these services as well.

Moreover, we are not limited to just a certain kind of case. At Carlson & Jones, we routinely handle a wide variety of matters, including:

  • DUI,
  • Theft,
  • Assault,
  • Prescription drug crimes, and
  • Sex offenses.

Many times, we can arrange a favorable pretrial settlement that includes reduced charges and/or a lesser punishment. That means your case ends sooner and you do not have to actually go to court.

Whatever phase of life you are in, you can count on us to provide solid advice and aggressive representation. For a free consultation with an experienced Minnetonka litigation attorney, contact Carlson & Jones, P.A. We routinely handle criminal, family, injury, and other matters in Hennepin County and nearby jurisdictions.

What Are Some Issues in Hennepin County Family Court?

To one degree or another, most Minnetonka family law cases involve the same issues. Therefore, although every family is different, we use a common approach in these cases.

Child custody and visitation are major issues in many divorce cases. Many presumptions and factors apply. One of the biggest ones, although it is not written down, is that possession is nine-tenths of the law. Even if the current setup is not perfect, Hennepin County judges almost always keep it in place. So, aggressive representation at the initial hearing is vitally important. If you or your spouse is considering a divorce, contact us straightaway. This is no time to be caught flat-footed.

These questions are especially important for families with young children. More mature couples in Minnetonka often struggle with property and debt division questions.  Some common issues include:

  • Alimony: In most cases, spousal support payments are a short-term arrangement that helps the oblige spouse reach self-sufficiency. But in many other cases, alimony is a way to equitably redistribute property.
  • Real Property: These divisions are quite complex. Sometimes, the judge orders a sale. Other times, one spouse retains the house and the other spouse receives a lien for his or her equity share at the time of marriage dissolution.
  • Marital v. Nonmarital Property: This distinction is not always easy to make. For example, what happens if Husband owns a junk car (nonmarital property) and uses funds from his paycheck (marital property) to restore it?

Typically, as in child custody matters, the judge applies a list of factors to resolve these issues.

Common Family Law Cases in Minnesota Our Minnetonka Lawyers Will Support You On

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Buffalo, MN 55313

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3911 Ridgedale Dr, Suite 404E
Minnetonka, MN 55305

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