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Linda K. Wray
  • Owner, 1995
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Edina, MN

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952-746-7853

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Since 1995, attorney Linda K. Wray has been helping clients achieve what many see as impossible — divorce with dignity, an end to a marriage that serves as a positive and healthy step toward the future. A cooperative process facilitated by a seasoned lawyer. For those cases where a divorce with dignity is not possible, Linda has litigated successful outcomes for her client, cognizant of the impact of the divorce on her client, and the client’s children and family.

Linda has an undergraduate education in psychology and has worked with children in a variety of settings prior to her law career, including St. Joe’s Home for Children, Wilson Psychiatric Residential Treatment Center and as a teacher in public schools. Consequently, Linda understands the impact of conflict on children.

She has been working with psychologists in a variety of contexts since 1995, including co-mediating with a psychologist. She understands the grief process spouses go through in coming to terms with the idea of divorce. She is sensitive to the different perspectives spouses have coming into the divorce process as a result of the roles and prior life experiences each has had in the marriage.

Linda has a law school background in business law. She is experienced in working with clients who own small business, knowledgeable about tax laws that impact the division of assets, skilled at dividing retirement accounts, and adept at developing cash flow scenarios necessary to determine an appropriate level of support.

Areas Of Practice

  • DIVORCE & FAMILY LAW AREAS OF PRACTICE:
  • High Net Worth Divorce
  • Property Division
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Parenting Time
  • Alimony & Spousal Support
  • Paternity
  • Post-divorce modifications of custody, parenting time and/or support
  • Relocation of Children
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Family Law Appeals
  • DIVORCE PROCESS OPTIONS:
  • Collaborative Law
  • Collaborative Practice
  • Traditional court process - settlement negotiations and litigation
  • Mediation - Linda is a Mediator listed on the Minnesota ADR-Rule 114 Neutral Roster
  • Early Neutral Evaluations - Linda is trained as both a Financial Early Neutral Evaluator and Social Early Neutral Evaluator

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Mediator - ADR-RULE 114 NEUTRAL ROSTER;
  • Collaborative Law Attorney
  • Collaborative Team Divorce Attorney

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1987
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1995

Education

  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • Program on Negotiation, Summer 2006 and 2007
  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1986
    • Honors: T.A. - Legal Research and Writing
  • Carleton College, Northfield, MN
    • B.A. - 1978
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Member, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
    • Major: Psychology

Published Works

  • "Collaborative Practice, Lawyer as Negotiator and Problem-Solver", Family Law Forum (Co-author with Deborah Clemmensen), A Publication of the Minnesota State Bar Association Family Law Section, Spring/Summer, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2011
  • "Collaborative Law: A Useful Tool for the Family Law Practitioner to Promote Better Outcomes"(Co-Author with Voegle, Wray and Ousky), 33 WM. MIT. L.REV. 971, 984-985, 2007
  • "International Collaborative Research: A Comparison of Findings from the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and Resolution", (Co-author with • Sarah Lloyd, Haema Sundram, Randy J. Heller and Gay G. Cox), International Family Law, September, 2010

Honors and Awards

  • Minnesota Super Lawyer - Mpls./St. Paul Mag., Law & Politics, Twin Cities Business Monthly

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • President, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2014 to 2015
  • Director, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Board of Directors, 2011 to 2016
  • Treasurer, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2012 to 2013
  • Chair or Co-Chair of Research Committee, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2006 to 2017
  • American Bar Association Section on Dispute Resolution, Collaborative Law Committee , Co-Chair, 2010 to 2014
  • Uniform Law Commission, Uniform Collaborative Law Act Drafting Committee, Observer, 2007 to 2010
  • Collaborative Law Institute, Board Member, 2003 to 2006
  • Collaborative Law Institute Board Member, President, 2006
  • Collaborative Law Institute Protocol Committee, Chairperson, 2003 to 2009
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • Collaborative Law Institute, Chair of Task Force on Rules of General Practice
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Section , Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Lawyer's Network
  • Chrysalis, Volunteer Lawyer
  • Hennepin County District Court – Court Appointed Limited Legal Services Lawyer