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Paul F. Shoemaker
Paul F. Shoemaker, P.A.

Highland Bank Building
5270 West 84th Street, Suite 410
Bloomington, MN 55437       

Direct Dial: 952.224.4605

E-Mail: paul@shoemakerlaw.com



Minnesota Divorce and Civil Litigation Attorney Paul F. Shoemaker

Paul F. Shoemaker has been litigating civil disputes and practicing contested Minnesota divorce and family law matters since his admission to practice law in 1986. In his Minnesota divorce and family law practice, Mr. Shoemaker has counseled and represented hundreds of individuals in disputed and undisputed divorce and paternity actions and in post-divorce issues and hearings involving modification and enforcement of child support, custody, parenting time, spousal maintenance, and other family law issues. He is experienced in Minnesota divorce law in district court trials and appeals. His Minnesota divorce trial experience has involved temporary restraining orders, disputed custody battles, grandparent custody, parenting time, spousal maintenance, child support modifications, enforcement of foreign jurisdiction orders, division of complex marital property and business valuations, and executive and high asset value marital estates.

Minnesota divorce attorney Paul Shoemaker strives to find a realistic and practical solution to every problem faced by his clients through negotiated or mediated settlements. If settlement is not possible, every client receives the highest personal and professional attention and care required to advance their best interests in the court room.

In 2009 Mr. Shoemaker succeeded in reversing a trial court decision that had granted legal and physical custody of two minor children to the appellant's mother. The district court decision followed a 6 day evidentiary hearing.  The Court of Appeals reversed the trial court's decision and restored full legal and physical custody of the children to the appellant mother. Click here to review the Court's unpublished opinion. In March 2011 and following evidentiary hearing, Mr. Shoemaker was successful in enforcing a Colorado child custody determination under Minnesota's Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (MN Stat. ch. 518D) following registration of the Order and successfully resisted an application for an Order for Protection sought under chapter 518B alleging domestic abuse and a request for the exercise of emergency temporary jurisdiction over custody in Minnesota following a parent's nonconsensual removal of minor children from their home state of Colorado. In another recent proceeding, Mr. Shoemaker was successful in obtaining a dismissal of an ex parte Temporary Restraining Order on legal grounds.

Mr. Shoemaker's civil litigation practice has involved state and federal claims, involving representation of plaintiffs and defendants in real estate, construction, commercial, business and employment law disputes. In 2014, Mr. Shoemaker assisted Minneapolis Attorney Michael K. Hoverson in defending a trial court's decision that held a mortgage was void and unenforceable. The mortgage had been fraudulently executed by a husband on behalf of the client wife using a fraudulently obtained power of attorney. The Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court in a published opinion.

In July 2011, Mr. Shoemaker and co-counsel Michael K. Hoverson jointly represented a custom metal fabricator in complex litigation involving breach of contract and article 2 commercial code issues related to welding, surface preparation and priming of the fabricated apparatus. The litigation involved the application of technical and industry standards, including the American Welding Society Structural Welding Code for Steel (AWS D1.1). Following 9 days of trial, the Jury awarded the fabricator a verdict of $205,000. The judgment was affirmed on appeal in a published opinion. Following argument, the Minnesota Supreme Court recognized a distinction between discovery depositions and trial depositions and held that the trial court abused its discretion in failing to permit the appellant to conduct 2 trial depositions - see published opinion. The matter was remanded for a new trial. In 2016, Mr. Shoemaker served as appellant's counsel for a beneficiary who appealed an order of the probate court affirming the acts of the trustee.

Call Bloomington, Minnesota Top Divorce Attorney Paul Shoemaker today at 952.224.4605 for more information or to arrange your complimentary consultation.

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