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Kathleen M. Newman




Kathleen M. Newman + Associates, P.A.


Minneapolis, MN

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Contact me for: Antenuptial AgreementsAppellate Mediation Panel MediationAsset ProtectionBusiness Owners & ExecutivesBusiness ValuationsChild Custody and Parenting TimeChild RelocationChild SupportClosely Held BusinessesCollaborative LawComplex Property DivisionContested DivorceDividing Pensions & Retirement AccountsDivorceDivorce and BankruptcyDivorce Decree ModificationDivorce for MenDivorce Tax IssuesDivorce Timelines: What to ExpectFinancial Early Neutral EvaluationHidden AssetsHigh Asset DivorceHigh Asset Divorce & Family LawLawyersLegal SeparationMaintaining Your LifestyleMediationMedical PractitionersNon-marital AssetsProtecting Professional PracticesSocial Early Neutral EvaluationSpousal MaintenanceValuing Professional Practices

With extensive experience in all aspects of marital dissolutions, Kathleen M. Picotte Newman has represented many complex and ongoing matters in the personal, financial and business interests of her clients. You will likely first notice her quiet demeanor and listening skills as she discerns the critical issues of a case. Then she will quickly drill down with practiced interviewing skills to the facts, timelines and your goals for resolution.Focusing her practice on clients whose business and financial interests require sophisticated counsel for discovery, negotiations and potential court representation, Kathleen is adept at legal strategies that keep your case moving forward toward a reasonable and appropriate conclusion. Until then, she will assertively pursue your interests even for issues that evolve after your divorce. Her experience includes business and asset valuation issues, custody, prenuptial agreements and maintenance disputes, and hidden or non-marital property matters.When children are involved, Kathleen sets herself apart through her strong advocacy of custody, support and parenting agreements that meet long-term needs. Although she rarely represents children directly, her counsel to clients always keeps a child's interests in the mix of negotiations.Kathleen is Board-Certified as a Family Law Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. But she is also a skilled mediator, approved for inclusion in the Minnesota ADR Statewide Neutrals Roster in all categories of Family Neutrals.Minnesota Law & Politics has consistently listed Kathleen as a Super Lawyer and named her among the Top 40 Super Lawyers for Family Law. She was also named among the Top 100 Women Super Lawyers by Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine. Since 1993, Kathleen has been named every year to the Best Lawyers in America (Family Law). She is also a Fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.In the midst of developing her successful legal practice, Kathleen was trained at the internationally renowned Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara as a certified Life Coach. She focuses her coaching practice on professional development for attorneys.Areas of Practice:- Divorce- Mediation / Alternative Dispute Resolution- Family Law- Child Support- Custody & Parenting Time- Antenuptial Agreements- Marital & Non-Marital Property DivisionCertified Legal Specialties- Board Certified Family Law Trial Advocate, by the National Board of Trial Advocacy- Qualified Neutral under Rule 114, Minnesota Supreme Court ADRBar Admissions- Minnesota, 1981- U.S. Federal Courts, 1982Education- William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota- Juris Doctor – 1981- Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota- B.A. – 1978- Major: EconomicsHonors and Awards- 2014 U.S. News – Best Law Firms- 2014 Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota- Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, Top Attorneys in 2013- Super Lawyer, Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine, 2003 – Present- Top 40 Super Lawyers (Family Law), Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine- The Best Lawyers in America, 1993 – Present- Consumers Guide to Law & Leading Attorneys, 1993 – Present- Top 100 Women Super Lawyers, Minneapolis-St. Paul MagazineProfessional Associations and Memberships- American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow- Hennepin County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, 1980 – Present- Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, 1981 – Present