St. Cloud Full-Service Law Firm

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Lynne M. Ridgway
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Lynne grew up in small town North Dakota and graduated from North Dakota State University. Following law school at the University of Minnesota, Lynne began practicing family law in St. Cloud. She has continued to reside and work in the Central Minnesota community since 1985. Lynne has concentrated her practice solely in family law. Over her many years of practice, she has represented clients in a wide of array of marriage dissolution, child custody, parenting time, post-decree, paternity, and child support matters.

Lynne's years of experience have taught and enabled her to take a holistic approach to each client's individual case. Analysis of the facts, the law, the family dynamics, and the impact of the proceeding on the family unit are all taken into consideration when guiding her clients through the court proceeding.

Lynne also regularly serves as a family law mediator, arbitrator, as well as the occasional custody/parenting time early neutral evaluator and financial early neutral evaluator. Lynne enjoys keeping up with NDSU and University of Minnesota sports and spending time with her family.

 

Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Mediation
  • Early Neutral Evaluations

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law Mediator
  • Custody/Parenting Time Early Neutral Evaluator and Financial Early Neutral Evaluator

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1985
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, 1986

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
  • North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota
    • B.A.
    • Honors: summa cum laude

Honors and Awards

  • “North Star Lawyer”, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association - Named a Leading Minnesota Attorney

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The John E. Simonett Inn of Court
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Stearns/Benton Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers Association
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts