Letty M-S Van Ert

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Maplewood, MN

Tuft, Lach, Jerabek & O'Connell, PLLC
 | 2109 County Road D East, Maplewood, MN 55109
Phone: 651-771-0050
Fax: 651-771-0850
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012, 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (30%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Letty M-S Van Ert is an associate at Tuft, Lach, Jerabek & O’Connell, PLLC, representing clients from Anoka and Ramsey counties in Minnesota. Her practice focuses on family law issues, including divorce, custody, child support, property division, and parenting time and visitation. Along with family law, she also manages cases related to estate planning and probate. Recognized for her public service work with the elderly, victims of domestic abuse and prisoners, she is also qualified to help come up with creative solutions to disputes or disagreements as a Rule 114 qualified neutral.

Ms. Van Ert is admitted to practice in the United States Tax Court and the Minnesota Supreme Court, along with the state of Minnesota. At the University of Minnesota, she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts and cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law with a Juris Doctor.

A member of the Coon Rapids Rotary Club, the Minnesota Women Lawyers, the Planned Giving Committee — Basilica Landmark, the Family Law League, the Ramsey County Bar Association’s trust law and family law sections, the Hennepin County Bar Association’s trusts and estates and family law sections, and the elder law section of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Ms. Van Ert is uniquely empathetic to clients as she has experienced the loss of her own parents. An engaging teacher and speaker, she taught courses for the Ramsey County Bar CLE in 2009.

Ms. Van Ert is passionate about service, and this is highlighted through her pro bono and volunteer activities with the following organizations: the Legal Assistance to Minnesota Prisoners Clinic, the Hennepin County Pro Se Clinic, the Ramsey County Family Court Pro Se Clinic, the Vulnerable Adults Committee, Wills for Heroes, Ramsey County Volunteer Mediation Program and the Volunteer Lawyers Network.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (70%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Marital Property

Estate Planning & Probate (30%): Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Marital Property, Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Rising Stars: 2012, 2017 - 2018

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About Letty Van Ert

Admitted: 2008, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.tuftlaw.com/team/letty-van-ert/

Honors/Awards:

  • Named to the list of 2017 and 2012 Minnesota Rising Star attorneys by Minnesota Super Lawyers®
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States Tax Court, 2013
  • Minnesota Supreme Court, 2008
  • Planned Giving Committee – Basilica Landmark
  • Family Law League
  • Ramsey County Bar Association, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Ramsey County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Co-Chair, 2015
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Elder Law Section

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Hennepin County Pro Se Clinic, 2016-present
  • Legal Assistance to Minnesota Prisoners (LAMP) Clinic, 2007-2008
  • Ramsey County Family Court Pro Se Clinic, 2008-2011
  • Tubman, 2008-2011
  • Vulnerable Adults Committee, 2009-2010
  • Wills for Heroes, 2009-present
  • Ramsey County Volunteer Mediation program, 2009-present
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network,2012-present
  • Coon Rapids Rotary Club

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Deathbed Deeds, Bench & Bar of Minnesota (March 2012)
  • Top 10 Tips for New Lawyers to Work and Play Well with Others,Hearsay (Spring 2013)
  • Estate Planning for the Digital Afterlife, Minnesota State Bar Association Probate and Trust Law Section E-Newsletter (Spring 2013)
  • Looking Back on the First Couple of Years of Practice,Hearsay (Fall 2013)
  • Child Custody, Standby Custodial Agreements, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Ramsey County Bar CLE, 2009
  • William Mitchell Law Review Editor, 2007-2008

Educational Background:

  • B.A., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, magna cum laude (Phi Beta Kappa)
Office Location for Letty M-S Van Ert

2109 County Road D East
Maplewood, MN 55109

Phone: 651-771-0050

Fax: 651-771-0850

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Last Updated: 11/14/2018

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