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Susan J. Mundahl

I have been an attorney for over 30 years, and have spent the vast majority of my career concentrating in the area of family law. Like most family law attorneys, I entered this practice area because I care deeply about children and families. Unlike many attorneys, however, I understand what my clients are going through on a very personal level having been a child of divorce and having experienced my own divorce 30 years ago. 

I am deeply aware of how the choices we make during and after divorce can help or hinder our children. My philosophy is that "Children are not a prize to be won." They deserve the love and support of both parents throughout their lives. My job is to guide and support my clients through the complex legal system, advocating for them so that their focus can be on healing themselves and their children, and on laying a solid foundation for the future.

In addition to helping Minnesota individuals and families through my practice, I also consider it a priority to volunteer my legal services.  As a sign of this commitment, I offer a two-hour free session on the basics of divorce, custody, and parenting time, and answer all your legal questions about divorce once a month at my office.   I am proud to have been recognized as a volunteer attorney in association with Central Minnesota Legal Services, and I also volunteer regularly at the Law Clinic located in the Wright County Law Library. This is part of my commitment to helping parents who need to understand the legal process and who want to develop child-friendly parenting plans. Family law disputes and their aftermath are hard, as I know from both personal and professional experience, but I take great satisfaction in giving my clients hope for a brighter future.

Areas of Practice

Admissions to Practice

  • Minnesota (1988)

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, J.D. (1988)
  • Northwestern College, St. Paul, Minnesota, B.A., summa cum laude (1984)

Additional Qualifications

  • Minnesota Statewide ADR Rule 114 Neutral Roster

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, 2000 - present
    Family Law Section Member
    Small and Solo Board Chair
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) Minnesota Chapter, 2015 - present
  • Biz2Biz, South Maple Grove Chapter, 2018 - present

Honors and Awards

  • Attorney of the Year from Central Minnesota Legal Services, 2008
  • Attorney of the Year from MN Bar Association Tenth Judicial District., 2008

Published Works

"Did You Hear What Opposing Counsel Did Today?" Minnesota State Bar Association Family Law Forum, Spring/Vol 17, No 3 (2009).

Various Blog posts through the Minnesota Bar Solo/Small Soapbox. 2015 - present.

Classes/Seminars

Legal Process Section of Parenting Through Divorce, University of Minnesota Extension, 2006 - 2015.

What Does "Reasonable Preference of the Child" Mean for Custody Purposes? Minnesota CLE, 2014.

Basic Housing Law for Battered Women's Advocates, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, 1998 - 2000.

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Recent Blog Posts

Oct
8
Divorce ends a marriage, but it shouldn’t end a relationship between a parent and children. For too many fathers, unfortunately, divorce causes the threads of this all-important relationship to begin to fray. The damage may be intentional, as with… Read More
Sep
27
Divorce can be difficult on so many levels—not having your kids around all the time; the financial struggles; possibly having to move out of your home; and the loss of the dream of what marriage was supposed to be. At least you can take comfort in… Read More
Sep
9
Can you trust your spouse in your divorce? In some cases, the answer is an obvious “no.” Your spouse has proven untrustworthy during the marriage; that may even be the reason for the breakdown of your marriage. But in other situations, t… Read More

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