Chestnut Cambronne has been practicing in the area of family law for over thirty years. The family law practice at Chestnut Cambronne is run by Dennis (Denny) Johnson who has vast experience in all areas of family law, including marriage dissolution, child custody, paternity, child support, post-decree issues, antenuptial agreements, and step- and second-parent adoptions. Denny has a team of exceptional staff and attorneys who can assist in many areas impacted by family law matters. Denny works closely with clients, neutrals, and other family law professionals to provide fast, efficient, and readily available service. He has handled family cases in all Twin Cities metro area counties and throughout Minnesota.

Chestnut Cambronne’s family law attorneys have handled hundreds of cases involving complex issues of property division and spousal maintenance, sometimes litigating them to the Minnesota Supreme Court. The firm was instrumental in the landmark decision of Nardini v. Nardini, which continues to be the law today in the areas of determining spousal maintenance for a non-working spouse in a long-term marriage and for valuing and dividing a closely-held family business.

Because litigation is not always the answer to family issues, Denny has a long history of working effectively, either through direct settlement negotiations or mediation, to resolve matters without having a judge decide them. Denny is a qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice and is a mediator in the early neutral evaluation processes. Denny is responsible for the firm’s mediation center, which is designed for people with family law matters to resolve issues outside of court. Chestnut Cambronne seeks to help clients who wish to participate in the collaborative law approach to resolving family issues.