Joani C. Moberg

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Henschel Moberg Goff, P.A.
 | 100 Washington Avenue South, Suite 1500
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 612-326-6006
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2004 - 2013
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

As a founding partner at the law offices of Henschel Moberg Goff, P.A., in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Joani C. Moberg's practice is concentrated entirely on family law, helping clients with divorce, child custody, antenuptial agreements, appeal procedures, child support, spouse maintenance and other sensitive legal issues. She serves clients within the Twin Cities metropolitan area in Minnesota and the communities surrounding St. Paul and Minneapolis throughout Hennepin and Ramsey counties.

After earning her Bachelor of Arts cum laude from St. Olaf College in 1996, Ms. Moberg sought her Juris Doctor at the Hamline University School of Law, from which she graduated magna cum laude in 1999. Ms. Moberg was admitted to practice before the courts of Minnesota in the same year that she graduated law school, and she is now a qualified mediator under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice for the District Courts. Because of her experience in her primary area of focus, she has served as a trainer on parenting and child custody for new judges at the Hennepin County Family Court since 2009.

Ms. Moberg is affiliated with the Minnesota State Bar Association and Minnesota Women Lawyers, and she is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She has authored, co-authored and been quoted in numerous works relating to family law in publications such as Attorney at Law magazine, With Equal Right, The Hennepin Lawyer and the Star Tribune. Ms. Moberg has also lectured on family law matters

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Focus Areas

Family Law: Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 10 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2004 - 2013

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About Joani Moberg

Admitted: 1999, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.henschelmoberg.com/lawyers/joani-moberg.php

Honors and Awards:

  • Selected to conduct judicial training on custody and parenting issues for new judges on the Hennepin County Family Court, January 2009 to Present
  • Selected to conduct judicial training on custody and parenting issues for new judges on the Hennepin County Family Court, January 2009 to Present
  • Cum Laude
  • Featured in "Rising Stars of Minnesota Law," Minnesota Law & Politics, 2009
  • Magna Cum Laude

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2011
  • Co-President, Loan Repayment Assistant Program of Minnesota (LRAP)
  • Member, Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Member, Minnesota Bar Association
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association, Family Law Section (Past Co-Chair of Executive Committee)
  • AAML MN Divorce Camp Planning Committee; 2008-2010, 2012-2013
  • AAML Minnesota Divorce Day Camp Co-Chair; 2012-2013

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Soloist, Calvary Lutheran Church's production of "Godspell", 2013
  • Education Committee Co-Chair, Calvary Lutheran Church, 2013
  • Played role of Sister Robert Ann, Calvary Lutheran Church's Theatrical Production of "Nunsense", 2011
  • Member of Hennepin County Bar Association task force that established limited-scope pro bono pro bono program in Hennepin County Family Court, 2008
  • Serve on Board of Directors for Loan Repayment Assistance Program of Minnesota (2007 to present), 2007
  • Walker, Susan G. Komen 3-day walk to end breast cancer, 2012-2015
  • Board of Directors Co-Chair for Minnesota Loan Repayment Assistance of Minnesota (2009-2011)

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Presenter, "Your First Divorce: The Initial Client Interview and Property Division", Family Law Institute, 2015
  • Presenter, 6/21/13, Handling Your First Minnesota Divorce Case: Introduction to Spousal Maintenance, 2013
  • Presenter, 6/21/13, Handling Your First Minnesota Divorce Case: Strategies for the Initial Client Interview, 2013
  • Presenter, "Preparing Your Client for an ADR Process", Divorce Camp, 2013
  • Facilitator, Divorce Camp, "Operating In and Out of the Courtroom: Sharpening Your Skills as a Family Law Professional", 2013
  • Author, "Spousal Maintenance and Retirement: Do Payments End When a Former Spouse Retires?", Attorney at Law Magazine, June 2013, 2013
  • Co-Presenter, 1/25/12, Bankruptcy/Debtor-Creditor Series: The Intersection of Bankruptcy and Divorce", MN CLE webcast, 2012
  • Facilitator, AAML Divorce Day Camp: Processes & Presumptions: Practical Skills to Resolve Parenting Disputes, 2012
  • Facilitator, Divorce Camp: Shame, Blame and the New Money Game: The Transformed Practice of Family Law in the Changed Economy, 2012
  • Co-Presenter, The Intersection of Bankruptcy & Divorce, Minnesota CLE Bankrtupcy/Debtor Webcast Series, January 25, 2012
  • Co-Presenter, The Intersection of Bankruptcy & Divorce, Family Law Institute, March 27, 2012
  • Co-Presenter, "Spousal Maintenance: 'Til Death Do Us Part?", Minnesota Judicial Conference, May, 2012
  • Author, "A Garden Oasis Amidst Corporate Demands", With Equal Right, Spring 2011, 2011
  • Facilitator, Divorce Camp: Splitting the Baby--The Psychology & Economics of Shared Parenting,, 2011
  • sourced/commented, Attorneys-at-Risk in Family Court: A Brutal Attack on Fridley Laywer Highlights the High Emotions of Divorce and Custody Proceedings, Star Tribune, July 18, 2010, 2010
  • Facilitator, Hennepin County Bench and Bar Roundtable, Spring, 2009
  • sourced/commented, Courts See Recession-Driven Surge in Child-Support Filings, Star Tribune, May 21, 2009, 2009
  • Facilitator, Hennepin County Bench and Bar Roundtable , Fall, 2008
  • Co-Author, Using Early Neutral Evaluations for Effective Representation, 76:5, The Hennepin Lawyer, 2007
  • Lecturer, "Family Law Bibliography," Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Section Continuing Legal Education, November 13, 2004
  • Facilitator, Hennepin County Family Court Bench & Bar Roundtable, Fall 2007
  • Facilitator, Hennepin County Family Court Bench & Bar Roundtable, Fall 2008
  • Facilitator, "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About ADR But Were Afraid to Ask!", AAML Divorce Camp Planning Committee, September 18 - 21, 2008
  • Facilitator, "There Ought to Be Rules, Rules, Rules," AAML Divorce Camp Planning Committee, October 1 - 4, 2009
  • Facilitator, Hennepin County Family Court Bench & Bar Roundtable, Spring 2009
  • Lecturer, "What Happens to Spousal Maintenance When an Obligor Retires?", Family Law Institute, March 23, 2010
  • Lecturer, "How to Effectively Represent Clients in Early Neutral Evaluations," Family Law Institute, March 24, 2010
  • Lecturer, "Career Search and Networking Tips," Minnesota Women Lawyers Attorney-to-Attorney Mentor and Student-to Attorney Mentor Sections, March 11, 2010
  • Facilitator, AAML Divorce Camp,"Lead Follow or Get Out of the Way!" Sept. 30 - Oct. 3, 2010
  • Lecturer, "Social Media for Lawyers 101: How are Minnesota Lawyers Using Social Media? A Panel Discussion," Minnesota State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, November 19, 2010
  • Lecturer, "Effective Advocacy in Early Neutral Evaluations," Ramsey County Bar Association, Family Law Section, March 23, 2011
  • Lecturer, "Spousal Maintenance Modification," Family Law Institute, March 28, 2011
  • Lecturer, "Mastering Spousal Maintenance Modification,"Highlights of the 2011 Family Law Institute, August 17, 2011
  • Co-Presenter, "Spousal Maintenance: 'Til Death Do Us Part?'" with Ben M. Henschel, Minnesota Judiciary 2012 Conference - May 2012
  • Author, "What Happens When You Pay an Unconstitutional Tax? The Due Process Implications of Predeprivation Procedures," 21:3, Hamline Law Review, 1998
  • Family Law Bibliography," Family Law Forum, Winter 2005
  • Quoted in "The Movement Toward Early Case Handling in Courts and Private Dispute Resolution," 24:1, Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, 2008
  • Quoted in "Courts See Recession-Driven Surge in Child-Support Filings," Star Tribune, May 21, 2009, www.startribune.com/local/44627752.html
  • Contributor, "The Interaction Between Family Law and Bankruptcy Law," updated January 2010
  • Quoted in "Attorneys-at-Risk in Family Court: A Brutal Attack on Fridley Lawyer Highlights the High Emotions of Divorce and Custody Proceedings," Star Tribune, July 18, 2010, www.startribune.com/local/north/98718244.html
  • Co-Author, "Effective Representation of High Net-Worth and High-Conflict Cases," 79:5, The Hennepin Lawyer, 2010
  • Author, "A Garden Oasis Amidst Corporate Demands," XXXV: IV, With Equal Right, Spring 2011
  • "Spousal Maintenance and Retirement: Do Payments End When A Former Souse Stops Working?," Attorney at Law, June 2013
  • Managing Editor, Hamline Law Review, 1998 - 1999

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Justice Paul H. Anderson, Minnesota Supreme Court, 1999

Educational Background:

  • B.A., St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn., 1996
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Comments

  • “Joani overall is a top-notch attorney. She is able to reach settlement agreements in difficult cases but also has the ability to successfully try cases if settlement isn't possible. She has an excellent rapport with clients and opposing attorneys. She provides an excellent example of how to ethically and professionally conduct yourself as an attorney with positive results.”
  • “A lawyer who offers keen insight and articulates her client's needs.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

Office Location for Joani C. Moberg

100 Washington Avenue South
Suite 1500
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Phone: 612-326-6006

 

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