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Melissa Bakeberg

Associate Attorney

Family Law, Custody, Marital Property

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I am a family law attorney who zealously advocates for clients in a wide range of family law cases such as divorce, child custody and parenting time, adoptions, and financial support. I have a proven history of successfully representing clients at trial as well as negotiating amicable settlement agreements. I understand that family law matter can very stressful and often times overwhelming. My goal is to guide clients though their legal matters with knowledgeable and practical legal advice.

Family Law Attorney

I am an advocate on your side and work hard to protect your rights while guiding you through the legal process. I have years of experience assisting clients in Minnesota to reach fair resolutions family cases. I'll guide you through the initial consultation, into the negotiation phase, and represent you at any hearings. Throughout the process, I ensure that you understand the process and potential outcomes.

Areas of Practice

Family Law

  • Marital Dissolutions
  • Child Custody
  • Parenting Time | Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Marital Property | Debt Division
  • Financial Support | Spousal Maintenance
  • Adoption (step parent)
  • Child Protection | Juvenile Court Matters
  • Order for Protection | Harassment Restraining Order
  • Financial & Social Early Neutral Evaluation Provider
  • Mediation
  • Parenting Time Expeditor


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN
    • Juris Doctorate – 2003
  • Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
    • Legal Studies Major; Sociology Minor - 2000
    • Dean’s List
    • Paralegal certificate

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Rule 114 Qualified Neutral
  • 7th Judicial District Family Violence Counsel
  • Stearns County ENE Steering Committee
  • Central Chapter of Minnesota Women Lawyers

Past Employment Positions

  • Kelm & Reuter, P.A., Associate Attorney : 2005 - 2017
  • Bend & Ellingson, P.A. : Law Clerk, 2001 - 2005

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