Joani C. Moberg

A founding partner with Henschel Moberg Goff, Joani Moberg balances her deep legal knowledge with a practical approach to problem-solving. Recognized as a Super Lawyer in the Super Lawyers Publication and selected for inclusion in the 21st Edition of Best Lawyers in America for family law, she works diligently to empower clients with information, help families navigate through challenging situations, and find creative settlement-based solutions. She also has extensive courtroom experience, and when necessary is a zealous advocate. She has broad experience in dissolutions, child custody, complex financial matters, antenuptial agreements, paternity, appeals, child support, and spousal maintenance matters, and she is a qualified mediator under Rule 114.

Joani is known for her compassionate and reassuring approach with clients and her reasonable but formidable approach in negotiations and in the courtroom. She has earned the respect of both attorneys and judges alike. 

Education

  • J.D., Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minn., 1999
    • Honors: Magna Cum Laude Managing Editor, Hamline Law Review, 1998-1999
  • B.A., St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn., 1996
    • Honors: Cum Laude
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Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association, Family Law Section (Past Co-Chair of Executive Committee)
  • Member, Minnesota Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Co-President, Loan Repayment Assistant Program of Minnesota (LRAP)
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Honors and Awards

  • Selected to Top 100 Minnesota Super Lawyers- 2016- Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • Selected to Top 50 Minnesota Women Super Lawyers- 2016- Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • Selected to Minnesota Super Lawyers list 2015
  • Selected for inclusion in the 21st Edition of Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Family Law
  • Selected to Minnesota Super Lawyers list 2014
  • Selected to Minnesota Rising Star list 2002-2013
  • Featured in “Rising Stars of Minnesota Law,” Minnesota Law & Politics, 2009
  • Selected to conduct judicial training on custody and parenting issues for new judges on the Hennepin County Family Court, January 2009 to present
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Published Works

  • Editor, Minnesota Divorce Practice Deskbook, First Edition, 2015
  • "Spousal Maintenance and Retirement: Do Payments End When A Former Spouse Stops Working?," Attorney at Law, June 2013
  • Author, "A Garden Oasis Amidst Corporate Demands," XXXV: IV, With Equal Right, Spring 2011
  • Co-Author, “Effective Representation of High Net-Worth and High-Conflict Cases,” 79:5, The Hennepin Lawyer, 2010
  • Quoted in “Attorneys-at-Risk in Family Court: A Brutal Attack on Fridley Lawyer Highlights the High Emotions of Divorce and Custody Proceedings,” Star Tribune, July 18, 2010, www.startribune.com/local/north/98718244.html
  • Contributor, “The Interaction Between Family Law and Bankruptcy Law,” updated January 2010
  • Quoted in “Courts See Recession-Driven Surge in Child-Support Filings,” Star Tribune, May 21, 2009,www.startribune.com/local/44627752.html
  • Quoted in “The Movement Toward Early Case Handling in Courts and Private Dispute Resolution,” 24:1, Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, 2008
  • Co-Author, “Using Early Neutral Evaluations for Effective Representation,” 76:5, The Hennepin Lawyer, 2007
  • Family Law Bibliography,” Family Law Forum, Winter 2005
  • Author, “What Happens When You Pay an Unconstitutional Tax? The Due Process Implications of Predeprivation Procedures,” 
    21:3, Hamline Law Review, 1998
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Classes & Seminars Taught

  • Professor: Family Law Lab-William Mitchell College of Law and Hamline School of Law-Spring 2014 to present
  • Co-Chair, "Divorce Camp 2015," Minnesota Chapter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers-September 2015
  • "New Judges Training," January 2015
  • "New Judges Training," March 2015
  • Lecturer: "Your First Divorce: The Initial Client Interview and Property Division," Family Law Institute, March 23, 2015
  • Lecturer: "Your First Divorce: Spousal Maintenance and Child Custody and Parenting Time," Family Law Institute, March 24, 2015
  • "New Judges Training," July 2015
  • Co-Chair, "Divorce Camp 2014," Minnesota Chapter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers-September 2014
  • "New Judges Training," November 2014
  • Lecturer: , "Preparing for an ADR Process," Family Law Section, Ramsey County Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education-February 2014
  • Co-Chair, "Divorce Camp 2013," Minnesota Chapter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers-September 2013
  • Lecturer: "Your First Minnesota Divorce Case," Minnesota Continuing Legal Education-June 2013
  • "Spousal Maintenance: 'Til Death Do Us Part?'" presented with Ben M. Henschel, Minnesota Judiciary 2012 Conference-May 2012
  • "Mastering Spousal Maintenance Modification," Lecturer, Highlights of the 2011 Family Law Institute, August 17, 2011
  • "Spousal Maintenance Modification," Lecturer, Family Law Institute, March 28, 2011
  • "Effective Advocacy in Early Neutral Evaluations," Lecturer, Ramsey County Bar Association, Family Law Section, March 23, 2011
  • “Social Media for Lawyers 101: How are Minnesota Lawyers Using Social Media? A Panel Discussion,” Lecturer, Minnesota State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, November 19, 2010
  • AAML Divorce Camp, Facilitator, “Lead Follow or Get Out of the Way!” Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2010
  • “Career Search and Networking Tips,” Lecturer, Minnesota Women Lawyers Attorney-to-Attorney Mentor and Student-to Attorney Mentor Sections, March 11, 2010
  • “How to Effectively Represent Clients in Early Neutral Evaluations,” Lecturer, Family Law Institute, March 24, 2010
  • “What Happens to Spousal Maintenance When an Obligor Retires?” Lecturer, Family Law Institute, March 23, 2010
  • Spring 2009 Hennepin County Family Court Bench & Bar Roundtable, Facilitator
  • AAML Divorce Camp Planning Committee, Facilitator, “There Ought to Be Rules, Rules, Rules,” October 1-4, 2009
  • AAML Divorce Camp Planning Committee, Facilitator, “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About ADR But Were Afraid to Ask!” September 18-21, 2008
  • Fall 2008 Hennepin County Family Court Bench & Bar Roundtable, Facilitator
  • Fall 2007 Hennepin County Family Court Bench & Bar Roundtable, Facilitator
  • “Family Law Bibliography,” Lecturer, Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Section Continuing Legal Education, 
    November 13, 2004
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Joani C. Moberg
Attorney
Henschel Moberg Goff, P.A.
612-326-6006
Joani.Moberg@henschelmoberg.com