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Liz Schading is an experienced family lawyer and a Minnesota Statewide ADR Rule 114 Neutral Mediator. Liz offers a standard 90-minute initial consultation for $100. Appointments with Liz are available starting at 7am Monday – Friday with after hours appointments on Tuesdays.

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Her practice includes:

Areas of Practice:
Alimony & Spousal Support
Appeals
Child Support
Custody & Parenting Time
Divorce
Elder and Adult Family Mediation
Family Law
Parenting Time Expediter
Paternity
Step-Parent Adoption
Grandparents Rights
Mediation

Most family proceedings require mediation before a court will make a decision. Over the last few years, Liz has been expanding her mediation practice to meet the needs of these clients. They are often pleasantly surprised that resolution was reached, and that a court hearing was averted. Successful mediation not only keeps control of the outcome with the parties, but it may serve as a demonstration that the parties can communicate and resolve issues on their own.

Liz can either serve as a family law attorney or mediator but she cannot do both on the same case.

Now offering Elder and Adult Family Mediation. Liz Schading and Bill Huefner are teaming up to bring you their combined expertise in family mediation and estate planning/tax. Elder and Adult Family Mediation services can help families through parental transitions or other complex family issues. These mediation services aim for long-term family harmony, without primary legal focus, in multi-party, multi-generational, and multi-issue circumstances, such as:

  • Financial decisions
  • Residence assistance
  • Medical decisions
  • Estate planning considerations (with assistance from attorney Bill Huefner)
  • Selling or allocating the family homestead or other valuable assets
  • Consideration of sentimental and emotional attachment

The process uses facilitated discussions to resolve emotional issues through effective communication. Mediation is a confidential process.

Current Employment Position:
Shareholder

Bar Admissions:
Minnesota, 1992

Education:
J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 1992

B.S., Syracuse University, 1986

Honors and Awards:
Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™

Professional Associations and Memberships:
U.S. Navy, 1979 – 1985

Anoka County Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

Birth Information:
1951, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Articles by Elizabeth A. Schading:

Seminars and Publications:

What are the Biggest Benefits of Having a Divorce Attorney?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 in Family Law

Misconceptions About Child Support

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Sunday, July 1st, 2018 in Family Law

Will Mediation Make My Divorce Go More Smoothly?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 in Divorce, Family Law

Can My Spouse Use Recorded Conversations and Messages in Court?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Thursday, April 12th, 2018 in Divorce, Family Law

How Can a Family Law Attorney Help Me?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 in Divorce, Family Law

Can International Laws Affect My Divorce?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Monday, October 23rd, 2017 in Family Law

What Are The Most Common Types of Family Law Cases?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Monday, May 22nd, 2017 in Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law

Getting Divorced & Selling Your House – What You Should Know

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Saturday, April 29th, 2017 in Divorce, Family Law

Telling the Children about Divorce

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Monday, March 6th, 2017 in Divorce, Family Law

Spousal Maintenance in Minnesota

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Friday, February 10th, 2017 in Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law

Legal Separation vs. Informal Separation in Minnesota

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 in Family Law

Most Common Family Law Matters

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Thursday, March 31st, 2016 in Family Law

Dealing with Financial Matters in Divorce

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Monday, December 14th, 2015 in Family Law

Divorce vs. Legal Separation in Minnesota

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Friday, May 8th, 2015 in Divorce, Family Law

How is Child Custody Determined in a Minnesota Divorce?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Saturday, February 21st, 2015 in Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law

What Are the Steps in a Divorce Proceeding?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Monday, January 12th, 2015 in Divorce, Family Law

Division of Marital Property, Debt and Non-Marital Property – Is it Mine, Yours or Ours?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 in Family Law

How Do Minnesota Courts Decide Custody of a Child?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Monday, October 27th, 2014 in Family Law

Who Gets Custody if a Spouse Cheated?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Monday, March 17th, 2014 in Family Law

Are Marital Assets Always Split 50/50?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Thursday, March 13th, 2014 in Family Law

Will the Courts Punish My Spouse for Cheating On Me?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Monday, March 10th, 2014 in Family Law

Am I Entitled to Spousal Support/Alimony?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 in Family Law

What is Parental Alienation?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 in Family Law

How Can I protect My Retirement Assets in a Minnesota Divorce?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Friday, February 21st, 2014 in Family Law

I Think I Want to Get Divorced. What Should I Do Now?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Monday, February 17th, 2014 in Family Law

What’s the Difference between Legal Separation and Divorce in Minnesota?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Monday, February 3rd, 2014 in Family Law

Can I Get a Minnesota Divorce if I got married in Another Country?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Friday, November 29th, 2013 in Family Law

Who Gets the Rings after a Divorce?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Monday, November 25th, 2013 in Family Law

How Do Courts Determine Custody of Unborn Children During a Divorce?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Thursday, November 21st, 2013 in Family Law

How Can I Contribute to the Success of Divorce Mediation?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Monday, November 18th, 2013 in Family Law

What’s Ending the Most Marriages?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Saturday, November 16th, 2013 in Family Law

Can You Hide to Stop Your Divorce in Minnesota?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Thursday, November 14th, 2013 in Family Law

More Couples Divorcing After 50

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 in Family Law

What is Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE)?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Monday, August 12th, 2013 in Family Law

Can I Change My Child’s Last Name During a Divorce?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Thursday, August 8th, 2013 in Family Law

How to Avoid Problems with Your Child Support

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Monday, August 5th, 2013 in Family Law

My Divorce is Simple, Can I Do It Myself?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Thursday, August 1st, 2013 in Family Law

How Can I Adopt My Step-Child in Minnesota?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Monday, July 29th, 2013 in Family Law

Can I Take My Child Out of the Country after my Divorce?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Thursday, July 25th, 2013 in Family Law

When is a Divorce Final?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Monday, July 22nd, 2013 in Family Law

Can I Date During My Divorce?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Saturday, July 20th, 2013 in Family Law

How Much Does a Divorce Cost in Minnesota?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Monday, July 15th, 2013 in Family Law

What is an Uncontested Divorce in Minnesota?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Thursday, July 11th, 2013 in Family Law

Is Divorce Mediation in Minnesota Right for Me?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Monday, June 3rd, 2013 in Mediation

Explaining the Divorce Mediation Process in Minnesota

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Thursday, May 30th, 2013 in Mediation

How Mediation in Minnesota is Effective at Creating Elder Care Solutions

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Monday, May 27th, 2013 in Mediation

4 Things You Should Know About Child Custody Mediation in Minnesota

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Monday, May 20th, 2013 in Mediation

Can I File for Divorce in Minnesota if I Don’t Know Where My Spouse Is?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Thursday, May 16th, 2013 in Family Law

When Does Child Support End in Minnesota?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Monday, May 13th, 2013 in Family Law

What Happens to My Business During a Divorce in Minnesota?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Thursday, May 9th, 2013 in Family Law

What Happens to Retirement Accounts during a Divorce in Minnesota?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Monday, May 6th, 2013 in Family Law

Does Minnesota Allow Couples To Cancel Their Divorce?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Friday, May 3rd, 2013 in Family Law

Can Grandparents Get Court-Ordered Visitation or Custody in Minnesota?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Thursday, April 4th, 2013 in Divorce, Family Law

How Does Custody in Mineesota Work When Your Child is Born out of Wedlock?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Monday, April 1st, 2013 in Family Law

What Happens to the Family Pet During a Divorce in Minnesota?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Thursday, March 28th, 2013 in Family Law

How Can I Make a Positive Impression in Divorce Court?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Monday, March 25th, 2013 in Family Law

How Does Adultery Impact Divorce in Minnesota?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Monday, March 18th, 2013 in Family Law

Can I Take a Job Out of Minnesota After My Divorce?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 in Family Law

Will I Get, or Have to Pay, Alimony?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 in Family Law

3 Things to Consider Doing If You’ve Moved Out of the Marital Home

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Thursday, February 14th, 2013 in Family Law

How Can I Protect Myself Financially During a Divorce?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Monday, February 11th, 2013 in Family Law

What Happens to Debt During a Divorce?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Thursday, February 7th, 2013 in Family Law

What Can I Do If There Are Problems With Parenting Time?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Monday, February 4th, 2013 in Family Law

How Much Child Support Will I Pay?

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Thursday, January 31st, 2013 in Family Law

Electronic Communications and Divorce

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Monday, January 21st, 2013 in Family Law

Elder and Adult Family Mediation

Posted by Elizabeth A. Schading on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 in Family Law