Exclusively Family, Divorce & Matrimonial Law
Powerful Negotiators. Top Notch Litigators.
We deliver results that matter by focusing on you.
Strong, Experienced Family Law Advocates
When you face family legal issues or divorce, you need an experienced legal team by your side. Honsa & Mara champions your best interests while fighting for your family. With our top-rated attorneys working with you, you can get the solutions you want and protect your family in the future.
Aggressive Advocacy. Honest Advice. Incredible Service.
Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the attorneys of Honsa & Mara tirelessly fight for each of our clients. We protect your rights while remaining honest and transparent about your options. Whether you’re facing a divorce or trying to work out a child support or custody plan, our attorneys pursue the solutions you want with the professional service you deserve.
No one ever plans to get divorced and no one can ever be ready for what it unveils. That is why you need the best representation. Kristy Mara and her associates are the best at what they do. It is way beyond knowing the exact protocol along with the latest laws that impact those proceedings – it’s their ability to walk the fine line between emotions and business. I was constantly dazzled by Kristy’s ability to coach on how to balance what both my head and heart needed to give to the divorce. She was able to honor emotions but not let them lead to unproductive communications or results.
Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for me and my children.
…I appreciate your perseverance…to get this divorce settled in a fair and equitable way.
I initially hired a junior attorney at a different firm. That person was slow to respond to my case and I wasn't confident in the legal advice he was giving me. I made the decision to switch lawyers and hire Kristy at Honsa Mara Landry. It was a night and day difference. Kristy is a pro and she answered all my questions swiftly and confidently. She knows the system well and gave me advice that I believe was in the best interest for me. Because of her ethics and knowledge, I highly recommend Kristy as an attorney.
I appreciate your hard work, integrity and willingness to go the extra mile for me.
…your patience and understanding [kept] me focused on the real issues…
You’ve been very compassionate during some of the darkest, bleakest moments of my life and have helped me see that there is hope and a light at the end of the tunnel.
My choice to retain you as my counsel was easy after we met for the first time; I have to admit my trepidation when this whole thing started but your easy manner and knowledge made the choice easy for me.
Thanks to you, I am ready to start my new life.
I initially hired a junior attorney at a different firm. That person was slow to respond to my case and I wasn't confident in the legal advice he was giving me. I made the decision to switch lawyers and hire Kristy at Honsa & Mara. It was a night and day difference. Kristy is a pro and she answered all my questions swiftly and confidently. She knows the system well and gave me advice that I believe was in the best interest for me. Because of her ethics and knowledge, I highly recommend Kristy as an attorney.
I HIGHLY recommend Anne Honsa, she is hands down the best. She is extremely professional and knowledgeable. She covered topics in my final decree that I hadn't even considered. This has saved me time and money, and alleviated the need for additional mediation or court time down the road. Her rate is high but she is worth every penny.
Experienced Attorneys. Dedicated Advocacy. Customized Approach.
Honsa & Mara is proud to provide legal services you can trust. Anne Honsa and Kristy Mara have been practicing law for more than two decades, offering exclusive family legal services to clients across Minnesota. Honsa & Mara is dedicated to helping clients move through divorce and other family legal issues. Anne and Kristy are members of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), an organization of the most dedicated and professional family lawyers who are recognized and respected by the bench and bar as the leaders in family law.
Anne and Kristy are certified members of the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA), an organization of attorneys committed to the quality of trial advocacy and representation in family law and other areas. Anne and Kristy have repeatedly been ranked among Super Lawyers—a peer-chosen distinction awarded to only five percent of Minnesota attorneys.
Anne is one of the premier family law attorneys in Minnesota. She has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® and has been selected as a "Super Lawyer" in Minnesota Law and Politics every year since 2003.
Kristy (formerly Kristy A. K. Rodd) has been practicing family law for over 25 years. She creates customized solutions for her clients. Kristy openly communicates with clients throughout the case so the end result is the best possible outcome.
Deborah practices exclusively in the area of family law. She has consistently demonstrated she is detailed, focused, and goal-oriented in her practice of law as well as a zealous advocate for clients. Her goal is to encourage communication bet…
Kari is an attorney at Honsa & Mara practicing exclusively in family law. Kari represents her clients in all aspects of family law, including but not limited to, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, divorce, legal separation, custody and par…
Solving Family Law Problems Since 1988
Anne and Kristy have decades of experience between them and have fought for hundreds of clients.
Debbie and Kari are also accomplished family law attorneys. Both have been chosen among Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Stars for attorneys under 40 for their commitment to strong legal knowledge and ethical practice of law.
What to Expect When You Choose Our Family Law Attorneys
When you work with Honsa & Mara, expect only the best family legal services:
- Quick communication. We promptly respond to all your calls and emails, and our attorneys are known for building real relationships with the people we represent.
- Professional reputation. Our reputation in the legal community is strong and competent, and many of our clients come from referrals from other attorneys. We also maintain positive relationships with the people we have represented.
- Family law expertise. Family law is all we do. Anne and Kristy have devoted their careers to Minnesota divorce cases and other family law matters. All of our paralegals maintain extensive knowledge of the statutes, laws, and procedures for divorce and other family law matters.
- Sustainable outcomes. We are known for our ability to create sustainable outcomes, and not burn bridges. Whenever possible, we use alternative methods of dispute resolution (mediation, and early neutral evaluations) to save our client’s money, frustration, and stress.
- Aggressive, reasonable advocacy. Our attorneys understand that fighting for clients doesn’t always mean solving issues in the courtroom. But when needed, we do not hesitate to use our strong trial skills to help you achieve your objectives through litigation.
Deborah Gallenberg and Kari Kanne
Named Partners at Honsa & Mara
Honsa & Mara is pleased to announce attorneys Deborah Gallenberg and Kari Kanne have been named Partners at Honsa & Mara. Deborah and Kari have been integral in the success of the firm and we look forward to the future with them in their partnership roles.