I was in my early thirties when I decided to attend law school. By that time I had a good sense of what my life was about and the kinds of things that I was interested in. In law school I took an advanced divorce seminar and other classes that I knew would enhance my ability as a divorce attorney. Family law was my focus because I am interested in relationships and helping individuals.
There are a lot of jokes about divorce attorneys. But the truth is that I really do help people who have significant problems. Like a physician, I use my skill, knowledge and experience to bring about the best result for my client.
I learned much about the divorce process when I went through my own divorce. This experience gave me personal insight into the concerns, fears and anxieties that only divorcing people experience. Client concerns often include parenting time, financial issues, division of property, the cost of the divorce proceeding, and even the attitude and tactics of the opposing attorney. I help with all of these concerns.
While I cannot control all of the facts of a situation, I do my best to educate my client about what to expect. If underlying patterns of behavior relating to parenting, employment or finances need to be changed, I make sure my client understands this at a time in the proceeding when appropriate change can have a positive impact on the outcome.
Divorce attorney Dan Fiskum has been named a Super Lawyer by the Minnesota Journal of Law and Politics. He is a 1992 graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Law, one of the top 10 public law schools in the United States. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Minnesota State Bar Association.