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Kendal has done a great job on multiple post divorce cases for me. She does a great job summarizing the facts for the court without wasting unnecessary hours being billed to the client. Her passion for her work shines through in every meeting and she gives the client a feeling of full commitment and dedication. I highly recommend her.

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divorce experience

divorce experience

Words cannot describe how grateful I am for Zak’s help in a divorce that I had attempted to get for many years and was terrified. Everything went smoothly with Zak, my ex’s control issues never even surfaced. The funny thing was that Zak advocated so competently on my behalf, but he also showed concern for my ex! I feel so satisfied with the settlement, because to me it was fair, and I think I can take it from here. Zak kept his eye on the ball, at times seeming singlehandedly to keep it all moving forward. He caught mistakes (big ones), he listened, he counseled, he explained (usually over and over, I was so nervous I had difficulty concentrating), he strategized how best not to antagonize my ex and make it as easy as possible for him to agree to a settlement. He just brought a lot of skill to a difficult endeavor. And it was all done calmly and kindly. If you need help, I can assure you, you need Zak.

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Exceptional Advocate

Exceptional Advocate

Zak did exceptional work to help me navigate my way through a difficult custody matter. He listened to my concerns and was an exceptional advocate for my children and me. I had a very difficult case but Zak always maintained his integrity and professionalism. This paid off in the end and I was extremely thankful I won the right way. Throughout the entire process, Zak was always there to answer my questions and remind me that there is a lot to be said of taking the high road and being the bigger person even if it’s hard at times. I highly recommend Zak to anyone needing assistance with a family law problem.

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Trustworthy and Knowledgeable Lawyer

Trustworthy and Knowledgeable Lawyer

Zak Kretchmer is the lawyer you want to represent you if you are going through a divorce. He is professional, a very good listener and will counsel you in what are the best steps you need to take going through a marriage dissolution. He will always get back to you and keep you informed as to what to expect next. He is very personable man, very knowledgeable and interested in doing the best job he can for you. He kept me positive and was able to work an outcome for me that was very fair. I appreciate all the hard work he did in my behalf to make my Divorce as painless as possible. I rate him a very Honest and Excellent lawyer.

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Single Father Of Two

Single Father Of Two

He is a great lawyer and I feel he became a friend! This man helped me in my time of need when I didn’t know where to turn! He does wonderful work for single fathers!!! After everything we have been through together I still can’t thank him enough! From the bottom of my heart, Thank You So Much Zachary!!! There were two people who kept me strong and helped me be the father that I am today, and you were one of them!! You are the best!!! And if anyone is wondering, he is worth every cent!!! Listen to him, he works with you for you!! You are in great hands with Zak in your corner!!!

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AVVO Review

Kendal has been so helpful to me over the last year of post-judgement work in my custody case. My child’s other parent is incredibly abusive, manipulative and spiteful and she has helped me to navigate the system in light of this to get the best outcome given his high-conflict behavior. She has listened to me and additionally helped me understand what my child and I deserve and made sure I understood that I’m not doing anything wrong by asking for what the law allows. She has also been conscious of the cost of this work and helped me to navigate things so that the other party did not drive up my bill. I feel confident that she has the best interests of my child in mind at all times and unlike other lawyers I have dealt with, I really feel like she cares about us and isn’t just there to collect a check. Lastly, she has been super responsive and when necessary very flexible so that certain “bad news” items could be delivered when my child was not with the other parent, so that emotional outbursts would not occur during parenting time. If you are dealing with a high-conflict person, the best thing you can do is to get a good lawyer from the start! My last lawyer never told me the risks I would be taking if I made certain choices nor advised me on which things would create the best outcome – and it created a lot of unnecessary pain and cost in the long term that my abuser has capitalized on. I am so thankful to have found Kendal and her firm Arnold, Rodman and Kretchmer before it got any worse.

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AVVO Review

Kendal represented me in a divorce case. I was very pleased with her work. She was very professional and effecient. She answered my questions and responded to my emails in a timely manner. Because of her hardwork and dedication, my case was done smoothly and within my limited time. I highly recommend Kendal for those who need an attorney.

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All I knew for sure was “my story”!

I found Kedall and her firm on the internet through a recommendation of a friend going through a divorce in California. I consider myself an educated informed person. That said going into this situation, “All I knew for sure was my story”. Kendall, Scott……Wow! The information and education I received from them all within he borders of the law at times left me with a transcendent feeling that I had chose the right people for the job. In my opinion Kendall left no stone unturned. She and Scott, listened to me! Never telling me what to do, but always informing me of my options. That if nothing else for men in divorce proceedings is extremely important. So many times we(men) get glossed over and treated as the “bad husband”. Information, knowledge, honesty, trust! Thank you so very much. Hope I never need you again, but if I do I have your number. BTW: I never actually met Kendal or Scott In person. Now that is service!

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Dan

Kendal did an excellent job handling my divorce. She represented me fairly and got the best possible outcome for me. She was professional and knowledgeable, and I never felt that she misled me about anything. She kept me informed in a timely manner and was thorough and honest. I would highly recommend Kendal to anyone else who has family law needs. Great work.

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AVVO

Scott Rodman did an excellent job with my child custody case. He made me feel confident in any issues that arised. I strongly recommend him! He always emailed me back promptly when I had any problems or questions. We came out on top in our case, and got everything I wanted for the outcome. Best attorney by far!

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LH

Scott Rodman has assisted me with legal matters since October, 2009. He is both kind and realistic. He has a unique way of speaking the truth and being direct without being harsh. He provides options and resources and has guided me to make appropriate decisions based on my circumstances. Scott is also great at listening to my goals and helping me formulate the best strategy to achieve those goals. Scott helped me stay grounded during a very painful, vulnerable chapter in my life and helped me set my own emotions aside and focus on what was most important, my children. Scott explained my legal options in terms that were easy to understand. He then worked through those options with me and advocated on my behalf. Scott has a no-nonsense approach and an impressive understanding of the law. He was respectful of both my time and resources, and he negotiated a very successful outcome for my case. Scott is a competent, direct, ethical attorney who will passionately advocate on your behalf.

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DJ

Michael, & his firm did a great gob representing me during a recent OFP proceeding. My wife surprised the heck out of me by filing the order of protection. There was nothing to support her case & the truth was on our side. With great prep & gathering of the facts & presenting them to the court, it resulted in the OFP being dismissed. It felt like a huge weight was taken off my shoulders as we walked out of court together. Unfortunately my wife has since filed for divorce & I have retained Michael to continue representing me during the proceedings. I an encouraged by his firm’s track record & hope for the best. If you are looking for a Lawyer & firm to fight for you this is it!



 

CH

Valerie helped me settle my highly contested custody/relocation case. She battled tirelessly to help me and my young child. She is extremely knowledgeable and very articulate. Valerie kept me calm during high stress, coached me through the process, and always provided a sense of urgency to my case. I never felt she was too busy to answer my calls or questions. She and her staff truly care about clients and it shows. I learned a lot from Valerie and I highly recommend her to anyone needing a smart, caring and respected attorney.



 

CE

Valerie Arnold has been my family’s attorney for the past year helping us resolve a very complicated international third party custody matter. We have been very satisfied with her representation. Throughout the process we remained confident in her knowledge and thankful for all her hard work she did on our case.

We were very impressed by the professionalism her staff showed. As native Spanish speakers I thought the language barrier might be hard to over come, however, Valerie and her staff where very kind, patient and understanding and it was never an issue. They were always willing to make the extra effort to ensure we were fully aware of every single detail of our case and the legal options available to us. We knew everything would be handled well in the hands of Valerie and her staff.

I am really glad we found Valerie’s firm. Her entire team was sweethearts to us, warm and invested in our case. We did not feel like we were simply clients to them but much more like friends and family. We were very satisfied with our representation and won our case. I would recommend Valerie and her firm to anyone in need of a good family lawyer.



 

JL

Valerie Arnold did an exceptional job with my very complex case. She is very organized and has a strong knowledge of family law. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for help. Although I don’t know the results of my case quite yet, I know that Valerie and Kendall, an associate attorney with Arnold, Rodman & Kretchmer did everything in their power to guide me and present my case in the most professional manner. I did a lot of research after going through two very unprofessional attorneys and Valerie did not disappoint! Please take this review seriously as I would not want anyone else to experience the results of bad representation as I had in the past. Valerie is top-notch in her field!



 

JS

Zak,

Thank you so much for the hard work you put in to my case!! It means so much to my family that you took the time and effort to help with my boys! Thank you again so much!!



 

AVVO Review

Scott took over my case after I was forced to change attorneys due to the collaborative process. Scott has been in my corner and has worked hard to get the best possible outcomes in mediation and when I finally had to go to court over outstanding issues. He was successful in us winning every issue we presented in court. He has never nickel or dimed me like other attorneys do. He also maintains good relationships with the entire legal community which makes working with other attorneys / mediators a positive experience. I would and have recommended Scott to others and will continue to do so.



 

I have worked with Valerie Arnold for the past 9 months as she has handled my separation / divorce case. During that time, I have been very impressed with Valerie and her team. They are highly knowledgeable, professional and responsive. She stayed on top of every detail and did an excellent job of setting realistic expectations regarding the multiple aspects of my case. It was very comforting know that I was represented by such a highly competent team which resulted in a better that expected outcome.

Kay

Many attorneys advertise themselves as Minnesota “Super Lawyers” but not all are worthy of the title.  I came to Arnold & Rodman for representation after my original lawyer committed malpractice and bungled my divorce.   Although the first attorney claimed to be “the best of the best” –  the only thing “Super” about her representation was her ability to rack up billable hours.  Arnold & Rodman do honor to the term “Super Lawyer.”    Ms Arnold was immediately in command of the issues and complications of my case.  She is smart, innovative,  extremely knowledgeable and very effective.   She is always accessible to clients and does not layer personnel to stack billable hours. Ms Arnold is an aggressive litigator who represents her clients with courage and compassion.  My only regret is that I was not smart enough to have had Arnold & Rodman represent me from the very beginning.



 

Angela

Scott Rodman is exceptional. He has been my attorney for 3 1/2 years, through the various trials and tribulations of divorce. I have needed his services off and on during that time due to several issues (divorce settlement, domestic disturbance, parenting time conflicts) with a difficult ex-spouse. Scott is fair and thorough. He does everything he can do, while also taking cost into consideration. He is extremely knowledgeable and gives excellent guidance, yet is supportive of any decisions I choose to make. He knows the ins-and-outs of my case, and I trust him implicitly. Scott is responsive even during his busiest times. To me, most importantly, he is respectful and kind, knowing the emotional toll a divorce can take on an individual and often “talks me down” from arguments with my volatile ex-husband. He takes a personal interest in making sure my son and I are well represented. I am extremely fortunate to have him as my attorney. I highly recommend Scott Rodman.



 

Colin

Ms Downing helped secure an equitable divorce settlement at a time when I was still grieving for the loss of two close family members. She was very concerned for my welfare and was fearless in dealing with the opposing attorney.



 

BB

Dear Zak,

As I am sure you know, the one word anyone who has been through a divorce (regardless of their station in life) will use when describing the process to someone entering a divorce is….it “sucks”. The rich, the poor, the happy the angry all say it “sucks”. They will then go on to tell you that it will end, think of the children, learn to at least forget, if not forgive and move on, etc. etc.. The last thing they usually say is, get a good lawyer.

What no one is able to tell you is how are you supposed to get through the long and harried legal process, your emotional swings and what often appears as unreasonable rules. What no one will tell you is how do you sleep at night, how to you manage all the legal dance steps and how to basically remain able to show up each day and do want you need to do to provide for your children, physcially, financially and emotionally. Well the right lawyer can do that for you and that has been the difference with your counsel.

As you learned, my kids were basically taken from me under the guise of marital difficulties, back to Minnesota, instead of the family move back East. I was left without them for over a year before you came into my case. I have said it to you before, but you are good at what you do. Very good. And my positive experience started from day one.

Finding the right support in a divorce lawyer is hard enough. To do it from 1200 miles away through phone in email is a whole other issue. I had to write this letter so that you can share it with prospective clients. So they can know, you managed the distance, the unusual circumstances, challenging financial resources and, well…me, to get me through our first emergency order and ultimate modification of parenting time. You did all of this through my emotions, whether high, low or heated. You kept my case and me going. The case must leave Minnesota and that is a good thing, but I will miss you on my side.

You may think this is the way it should be done and perhaps due to that not understand that it is not the norm. Well, it is isn’t. It just isn’t. I had at my disposal the counsel of half a dozen lawyers as well as a few judges and counsel that proceeded you and not one of them left me with the level of trust and partnership that you did each step of the way. Definetly not the norm.

Yes, the outcomes to date have been in my favor and that is really the goal in a legal manner. However, the real benefit of your team has been your skill to led me through this mess with something unigue. I did not make one decision, or follow any course of action that I will not be proud to share with my children when they are adults.  You steered me every step to do what was right, what was just, but also what was fair, reasonable and always in their best interest.



 

MM

Before I contacted Arnold and Rodman, I have contacted couple of other Law offices but none of them took the time to explain to me the process thoroughly as Mr. Michael Fink did. After talking to Mr. Michael Fink on the phone for about twenty minutes, I have decided seem him in his office. After meeting him in person I have decided that he will be the right person to represent me in my marriage dissolution.
My marriage dissolution ended as I expected it to be, because Mr. Michael didn’t give me false promises and he walked me through the expectations that I need to have in my mind. He told me ” it is like a marathon, and it can be slow sometimes”, with that in mind, I was patient and hopeful with the process. After months of working with Mr. Michael Fink, I can say he was always accessible and prompt in his emails anytime anywhere, even when he was on vacation. I am very happy that I found him to represent me and I recommend anybody else who is looking for a good lawyer.



 

Rene

I am a former client of Valerie Arnold and I would recommend her and her firm to anyone looking for excellent counsel from attorneys who really care for their clients. Valerie handled my very complex Child Custody case stretching across state lines, from Minnesota to Nevada, for over a period of almost two years. During that time I found Ms. Arnold and her staff to be very knowledgeable and professional, yet completely personable. Valerie Arnold truly has heart and compassion when utilizing her knowledge of the law to help families like my own. I feel very fortunate to have found Ms. Arnold; without her I am unsure that I would have custody of my children today.



 

BM

When I found myself going through a divorce, a colleague of mine referred Zak to me and told me of his experience, fairness, and knowledge of what was to lay ahead. I have to say, I couldn’t have picked a better attorney to represent me. He carefully explained the process and how it pertained to my situation, gave me excellent advice, always spelled out the options before we made any decisions and sometimes when needed, was just a good listener. The outcome was good for my family and I owe it all to Zak.



 

Scott took over my case after I was forced to change attorneys due to the collaborative process. Scott has been in my corner and has worked hard to get the best possible outcomes in mediation and when I finally had to go to court over outstanding issues. He was successful in us winning every issue we presented in court. He has never nickel or dimed me like other attorneys do. He also maintains good relationships with the entire legal community which makes working with other attorneys / mediators a positive experience. I would and have recommended Scott to others and will continue to do so.

KS

Zachary has represented me in my divorce case since June 2008. Even though my divorce isn’t over yet, my trial is, and I wanted to write this letter in support of his professionalism on my case. He has always promptly returned my phone calls and email messages. Zachary and his firm met all deadlines to have paperwork turned into the court. This was extremely important since I had more than one pre-trial and since my case did proceed to a two and a half day trial. Zachary always provided helpful input but also reminded me it was my case and asked me to think things over and make the final decision. He is well informed on the laws and statutes and applied them whenever necessary. I feel comfortable knowing my case is being handled as well as it can be.



 

MM

My marriage dissolution ended as I expected it to be, because Mr. Michael didn’t give me false promises and he walked me through the expectations that I need to have in my mind. He told me ” it is like a marathon, and it can be slow sometimes”, with that in mind, I was patient and hopeful with the process. After months of working with Mr. Michael Fink, I can say he was always accessible and prompt in his emails anytime anywhere, even when he was on vacation. I am very happy that I found him to represent me and I recommend anybody else who is looking for a good lawyer.



 

EL

Michael Fink helped me with my divorce. he did a great job. from the moment i sat down with him he gave me confidence in my choice i made to get a lawyer. everyone has their ways how they would like things to go but not always are they the right actions. Michael Fink showed me every out come of how a situation would go down if i chose to walk the road i wanted to walk. he didn’t hold me back from my choices but in turn he provided me a clear thought of how to do things in a right legal way.Michael Fink provides a comfortable environment. always friendly and respectful. Even when he was neck deep in paper work he still finds time to get a hold of you for what ever question you had. i honestly didnt want to get a lawyer but after looking around an making a few phone calls an running into Michael i was happy i found him. our divorce went very well. we only had to go 1 time into court. He promised me a smooth divorce for my situation an smooth is how it went. once i provided him information on what he needed he was set an we closed the deal smoothly. thank you Michael.