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Kathleen M. Newman

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With extensive experience in all aspects of marital dissolutions, Kathleen has handled many complex divorces, including cases with closely held business interests, professional practices and high net worth cases. Her clients appreciate her listening skills and quick assessment of complex issues. She helps her clients organize a strategy to accomplish their goals in resolving the issues in their divorces.

Focusing her practice on clients whose business and financial interests require sophisticated counsel for discovery, negotiation and court representation, Kathleen is adept at legal strategies which keep her cases moving forward toward an appropriate conclusion. Throughout her representation, she assertively pursues her clients’ interests even for issues that evolve after the divorce. Kathleen’s experience includes complex cases, including divorces that involve closely held corporations, professional practices and complex custody matters including parental alienation.

When children are involved, Kathleen sets herself apart through her strong advocacy of custody and parenting agreements that focus on the best interests of the child. Kathleen has a particular emphasis on cases where parental alienation is an issue.

Kathleen is Board-Certified as a Family Law Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. She is also a skilled mediator, approved for inclusion in the Minnesota ADR Statewide Neutrals Roster in all categories of Family Neutrals and is on the Minnesota Supreme Courts list of Appellate mediators.

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.

As part of her development of a successful legal practice, Kathleen was trained at the internationally renowned Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara as a certified Life Coach. This training allows her to support her clients through the divorce process.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Kathleen Newman is expanding her practice to include the following services:

  • Divorce Coaching
  • Parent Coaching
  • Parenting Consulting
  • Representing clients in Mediation
  • Acting as a mediator or arbitrator in divorce, custody and parenting matters

Kathleen trained as a life coach with the prestigious Hudson Institute in Santa Barbara, California.  She is a certified life coach.

Divorce Coaching.

Many people want guidance about whether or not a divorce is appropriate for their circumstances, or need guidance and emotional support during a divorce, even when they are represented by an attorney.  Kathleen can provide that guidance as your divorce coach.

Parenting Coach.

When custody or parenting time is an issue during a divorce or after your divorce decree has been entered, attorney’s or custody evaluators often ask parents to engage a parenting coach, either individually or as co-parents.  Kathleen has substantial experience in providing guidance on custody and parenting time issues.

Parenting Consultant.

A parenting Consultant (PC) is a person, usually an attorney or a mental health professional, who is agreed upon by the parties and then appointed by the court.  A PC can be designated to make decisions when the parties cannot agree on joint legal custody decisions relating to health, education or religious training, r parenting time decisions.  The decision of a PC is usually final, although a parent has the right to ask the court to review the PC’s decisions within 14 days of the PC making the decision.  Courts usually follow the PC’s decisions if they are well reasoned and follow the law.  Parents can access their PC for help and decision making much more quickly and they are trained to assess and act in children’s best interests.  Usually, parents work with the OC without involving their attorneys, saving them significant attorney fee costs.  A PC is usually appointed for terms of 2 years, with the option to renew the PC contact thereafter. 


Kathleen has represented people in mediation for over 20 years.  She also acts as a mediator in divorce, custody and parenting time matters, and is on the Appellate Mediation panel for the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

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