There is no cut-and-paste, cookie cutter legal solution for everyone. The field of law is vast, so you need a lawyer who can meet you on your level and help you find a solution that will fit your specific needs. If you have a legal problem, chances are we can help. Flakne Law has been around since 1924, serving clients all throughout Minnesota with a focus on family law, estate planning and criminal defense. We also dabble in business planning and development, governmental law, litigation, real estate development and personal injury cases.

Our lawyers will be dedicated to your cause – we want to take the time to get to know you so we can better understand your individual case. We’re very proud of the strong ties we build, professional and personal, within the community, and we’d be happy to do the same for you.

Family Law

Family law is a practice area that encompasses the legal issues that families oftentimes face. It includes divorce, spousal support, child support and child custody, and many other issues that can crop up over time. We can help you and your family with all of the issues that fall under the umbrella of family law.

Dealing with one or all of these issues is difficult, and quite often they break families apart, especially when there are children involved. The first thing you need to do is protect yourself by learning as much as possible about your legal options regarding family law in Minnesota, and speak to a compassionate lawyer who can help you reach your goals.

Criminal Defense

If you’ve been charged for a criminal offense, it’s crucial that you contact an attorney before you make any moves. At Flakne Law we deal with various criminal charges, including DUI and DWI, assault, domestic violence, drug crimes and felonies. Knowing your rights is the best way to protect yourself legally. Be proactive, well-informed and know exactly what your next steps will be.

Having a competent criminal defense attorney dedicated to you 100 percent may be the defining factor in keeping you out of jail. Of course, every case is different, so we recommend you call us first to see what we can do for you. The seasoned criminal defense attorneys at Flakne Law are ready and willing to help you through your tough situation – just give us a call sooner rather than later.

Estate Planning

Perhaps you’ve heard friends or family discussing the need for a will, or have heard horror stories about having to go through the probate process after a loved one has passed. You may think that won’t apply to you; maybe you don’t feel like you have many assets, or simply don’t want to think about the future in that way. But no one knows what the future holds, and anything can happen at any time.  

Estate plans have a wide range of purposes. They ensure that your wishes are carried out by addressing property or business ownership and succession, and can even address who will take care of any underage children you have. Having an established estate plan appoints someone to take care of business, so you can rest assured everything will be taken care of in the event of your passing.

Health Care Directive

What happens if you are no longer able to make decisions about your medical care?  In Minnesota, that can be addressed with a Health Care Directive.  In this document, you can appoint someone to make decisions based upon directions that you provide in writing.  This ensures that a trusted individual is directing the medical staff in a manner consistent with your wishes.

Call (952) 888-9304 today to speak with an experienced family law, criminal defense or estate planning lawyer. Flakne Law offers professional legal counsel in many areas of law to families and individuals across Minnesota.

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"Brian Flakne handled my civil litigation in Hennepin County. Brian's courtroom skills are outstanding. I appreciated the time he took to explain all the relevant aspects of the law so that I would not be surprised by the arguments opposing counsel used at trial. By the time we started trial, I was confident that we had a terrific game plan and that we would win. He found a way for me to stand up to a bully and prevail."

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