Dedicated To Empowering People To Make The Right Decisions

With more than 26 years of experience in Twin Cities courts, I am committed to providing quality legal representation, keeping you informed and guided throughout your divorce or family law case.

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Your Strong Representative In Family Law Matters

At Lees Family Law, Ltd., we continue our commitment to servicing your case. Although direct in-person access to the courts has been limited to cases involving immediate liberty concerns or when public safety concerns are paramount, the system is quickly adapting with opportunities for remote hearings via telephone and other remote technology. Though the world seems to be changing at an ever-present rate, we still have tools to ensure that your family law matter can and will move forward. We are adapting to the changes and taking all steps to make sure that our level of service is not altered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please know that to the extent applicable, we can take the following steps on new and existing cases:

– Initiate divorce and parentage cases;
– File motions and pleadings seeking relief;
– Obtain future court dates;
– File emergency motions (if the circumstances call for same);
– File Petitions for Orders of Protection;
– Initiate and respond to discovery;
– Conduct hearings and pre-trials with the Judges remotely;
– Participate in mediation electronically;
– Negotiate settlement agreements with opposing counsel;
– Enter Stipulated Orders; and
– Enter Judgments for divorce.

While this health emergency continues to evolve, know that our level of commitment to our clients remains unchanged. Please reach out if you have any questions or would like to schedule a telephone consultation.

Our Practice Areas



My important role as your divorce lawyer is to make sure you understand your options about property division, spousal maintenance and custody issues, and the potential consequences of every choice you make.

Small-Business Owner Divorce

Small-Business Owner Divorce

If you or your spouse own a small business, it can complicate your divorce. I have experience ensuring that the business is protected throughout the divorce process.

Post-Judgment Modifications

Post-Judgment Modifications

If you can no longer meet the terms of your original divorce decree or custody judgment, don’t handle it outside of the legal process. I will work aggressively to help you make changes through your county court. I also handle appeals.

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AAML | American Academy Of Matrimonial Lawyers

Lees Family Law is pleased to announce that Timothy D. Lees has been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). Comprised of the top matrimonial attorneys throughout the nation, AAML members are recognized as preeminent family law practitioners with the highest levels of knowledge, skill, and integrity. In order to be elected, each Fellow must successfully complete a rigorous selection process that includes interviews, examinations, and professional and judicial evaluations.

Thoughtful, Compassionate Representation Can Make A Difference

Filing for divorce or going to court over a custody dispute or judgment order may very well be the biggest decision of your life. Your emotions may be raw. The frustration with your spouse or the other parent of your child may have reached a peak. Your worries about the effects on your financial future or relationship with your child may be keeping you awake at night.

I am attorney Timothy Lees. I have been practicing in Minnesota family law for more than 25 years. My experience includes resolving complex property, custody and support issues in family law courts throughout the nine-county metropolitan area and the state of Minnesota. I won’t tell you that you are overreacting about your worries. No lawyer should. But I will promise that I have seen even the most frustrating and complicated disputes and family law matters turn out okay, with the help of an experienced attorney.

Serving clients throughout the Twin Cities.

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More Than Just Legal Counsel Guidance And Knowledge To Empower You

Knowledge is power, and information is empowering. Let’s sit down together to discuss your concerns. I offer a free consultation to answer your questions and help you see through your worries. Often, just getting a handle on the legal process will help lift the burden of doubt.

You will find me accessible throughout your case, easy to talk to and compassionate about what you are going through right now. It may help to know that you will get through this. I’ve worked with hundreds of clients during my career, and each one has ended up coming through it on the brighter side of the tunnel.