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Why should I hire an attorney?

Legal matters are complex and often involve your most important concerns, such as your children, your financial well-being, and your liberty. Just as you would not perform a medical procedure on yourself, you should retain an attorney to handle your important legal matters. At the very least, you should consult an attorney to understand your issues, the process, and your options.

How much will it cost to hire you?

The cost is generally time based, with an attorney offering his time, training and expertise. For some matters the time can be fairly estimated and I will be able to quote a fixed fee. For other matters, you will be charged an hourly fee. I am a highly efficient and experienced attorney and will endeavor to handle your matter in an effective and affordable manner. We will discuss the fees at your initial consultation.

What do I bring to my appointment?

I always advise my clients that it is much better to bring too many documents to our first appointment than not enough. You do not need all of your documents, however, to schedule an appointment. When we schedule the first appointment, I will advise you which documents are particularly important to bring with you. Oftentimes we will need to develop your case to determine which documents are critical. In matters such as divorce, child support, and bankruptcy, for example, pay stubs, bank statements, credit reports, and income tax returns are useful.

How do I get in touch with you?

I respond promptly to emails and telephone messages. Make sure that if you leave a voice mail, you state your telephone number clearly, slowly, and at the beginning of the message. My telephone number is 612-827-2643, and my email address is You may want to let me know the best time to return your telephone call. It also might be helpful if you generally describe your legal concern.

Contacting me does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through email.

Jonathan Fruchtman