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Micaela Wattenbarger

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Arnold, Rodman & O'Keefe P.A.
2626 East 82nd Street, Suite 355
Minneapolis, MN 55425
Phone: 952-955-8008
Fax: 952-955-8009
Selected to Rising Stars: 2021
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 2014
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Ms. Wattenbarger represents clients in all areas of family law including divorce, child custody, parenting time, antenuptial agreements, child support and spousal support, and orders for protection.  Ms. Wattenbarger’s practice includes complex interstate and international family law including cases involving Europe, Asia, Canada, Latin America, and Australia. Many of these cases have involved complex child custody disputes, including interstate and international relocations, Hague Convention issues, and domestic abuse. Ms. Wattenbarger also represents clients in child protection matters involving allegations of child abuse and neglect. While Ms. Wattenbarger has extensive experience in family law litigation and appeals, Ms. Wattenbarger works to resolve cases through agreement or mediation whenever practicable.

When she is not working, Ms. Wattenbarger enjoys volunteering at the Tubman Law Clinic and the Volunteer Lawyers Network Family Law Clinic, running, spending time with her husband and baby, and hiking with her dogs, Mork and Minnie.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law

Selections

1 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021

About Micaela Wattenbarger

First Admitted: 2014, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://www.minneapolisdivorceattorneys.us/micaela-wattenbar...

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Admitted to Practice Law in the State of Minnesota
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Member

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from Cedarville University, magna cum laude, 2011

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Ms. Wattenbarger has volunteered her time participating in a clinic through the Volunteers Lawyer Network., 2021
  • Ms. Wattenbarger has volunteered her time participating in a clinic through the Volunteers Lawyer Network., 2020
  • Ms. Wattenbarger volunteered her time participating in clinics through Tubman and through the Volunteers Lawyer Network. Ms. Wattenbarger also volunteered her time as a Guardian Ad Litem representing a vulnerable parent in a Child Protection proceeding., 2019
  • Ms. Wattenbarger volunteered her time representing clients pro bono through Tubman, and participating in clinics through Tubman and through the Volunteers Lawyer Network. Ms. Wattenbarger also volunteered her time as a Guardian Ad Litem representing a vulnerable parent in a Child Protection proceeding., 2018
  • Ms. Wattenbarger volunteered her time representing clients pro bono through Tubman., 2017
  • Ms. Wattenbarger volunteered her time representing clients pro bono through Tubman., 2016
  • Ms. Wattenbarger volunteered her time representing clients pro bono through Tubman., 2015

Honors/Awards

  • Rising Stars recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state. , Rising Star, SuperLawyers, 2021
  • , International Moot Court Student Director (September 2013 – May 2014), Participant (September 2012 – May 2013)
  • , Recipient of the University of Minnesota’s Dean’s Distinguished Scholarship (2011-2014)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • This presentation broke down the UCCJEA into ten easier-to-digest sections, including, but not limited to, how initial custody jurisdiction is determined under the UCCJEA, what jurisdiction may modify a custody determination, international application, enforcement mechanisms, and practical considerations., Presenter, 10 Issues You Need to Consider When You Encounter the UCCJEA, Minnesota CLE, Family Law, 2021
  • The presentation addressed the unique challenges and considerations that co-parents face during COVID-19, and discussed how to help clients co-parent with less conflict during this time., Presenter, Top Tips for Interstate and International Cases: COVID Edition, Minnesota CLE, Family Law, 2020
  • This CLE addressed basics surrounding international and interstate custody matters, as well as more complex issues such as forum-selection and enforcement mechanisms in the event of a party's noncompliance., Presenter, Divorce A to Z: International and Interstate Custody - Jurisdiction and Noncompliance , Minnesota CLE, Family Law, 2017
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Office Location for Micaela Wattenbarger

2626 East 82nd Street
Suite 355
Minneapolis, MN 55425

Phone: 952-955-8008

Fax: 952-955-8009

Last Updated: 8/2/2021

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