Amelia

Amelia J. Vohs

Associate

Amelia is passionate about helping clients work through difficult situations to reach the best possible outcome. Whether you are in the process of a divorce, dealing with questions of child custody, determining the future for your special needs child, making plans for an aging parent, or working through the “what happens now” after the death of a loved-one, Amelia will guide you through the process with empathy and understanding. Amelia is invested in getting to know her clients, understanding their goals, and appreciating their unique circumstances. Abandoning a one-size-fits-all approach, Amelia firmly believes in finding individual solutions for each family to build their best possible future.

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A Faribault native and proud graduate of Faribault High School, Amelia is the newest addition to J. Scott Braden, P.A., and is pleased to be serving the needs of families in her hometown. Amelia began her legal practice as a Staff Attorney at the Hoosier Environmental Council, advocating for low-income families harmed by illegal pollution in Northwest Indiana, which included litigation of a class-action lawsuit. After returning to Minnesota, Amelia served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Christine A. Long, Judge of Rice County District Court.

Amelia is currently the President of the Rice County Bar Association, a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Fifth District Bar Association, and a member of the Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce. In her spare time, Amelia volunteers for the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, works crossword puzzles, and enjoys time with her family.

Education:

Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
B.A. in English, magna cum laude

Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana
J.D, magna cum laude

Admissions:

Supreme Court of Minnesota
Supreme Court of Indiana
United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Representative Cases:

Domestic Violence Divorce: Highly contested divorce with children. Multiple pre-trial motions. Secured sole custody to client, and supervised, restricted parenting time for other parent with requirements for therapy and anger management. Harassment Restraining Order to prevent post-divorce abuse.

Amicable Divorce: Amicable divorce with children resolved quickly through negotiation.

Spousal Maintenance: Short-term marriage with high-income spouse and stay-at-home parent. Rehabilitative maintenance to allow stay-at-home parent to pursue second career requiring additional higher education.

Guardianship: Successfully tried guardianship proceeding establishing incapacity for aging individual lacking insight into inability to live independently.

Conservatorship: Negotiated return of minor’s funds and personal property illegally retained by minor’s former conservator.