• 35+ years of experience
• Divorce, Paternity, Custody
• Guardianship/Conservatorship
• Probate, Wills and Estate Planning


Tom’s primary practice areas are in all aspects of family law, as well as probate, estate planning, guardianship and conservatorship.

Tireless Advocate

A tireless advocate for his clients, Tom Krause has a results-oriented law practice. He strives to achieve good results for his clients through early evaluation and negotiations, if possible, but he is a skilled and comfortable litigator, should the case need to go to trial to obtain a fair result.



Extensive Family Law Experience

Tom’s law office has 35+ years of experience in handling all types of cases including divorce, paternity, custody, child support, spousal maintenance, father’s rights, grandparent rights, complex financial issues, business valuation, non-marital tracing, orders for protection, post decree modifications and antenuptial and postnuptial agreements.


Extensive Probate Experience

Tom is a current appointee of the Ramsey County Guardianship and Conservatorship Attorney Panel and long-time former appointee of the Hennepin County Guardianship and Conservatorship Attorney Panel and can guide clients through any aspect of probate administration; informal, formal and contested.

Krause Law Offices, PLLC handles a broad range of family law matters for individuals throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area, including:

Divorce: Works with men and women at all stages of the divorce proceeding, from the decision when an individual is contemplating to file, through post judgment requests for modification for enforcement.

• Custody and Parenting Time:  Handles all matters relating to child custody and parenting time, helping clients to put parenting arrangements in place that are in the best interests of your children, while protecting your rights as a parent.

• Child Support:  Will review all proposed child support orders to ensure compliance with Minnesota law and can assist with motions for modification of support.

• Spousal Maintenance or Alimony:  Will work with you to determine whether spousal maintenance or alimony is warranted and if so, how much should be paid and for how long. Will also counsel clients on creative ways to limit this if representing the more affluent spouse.

• Property Division:  Will help clients equitably divide the assets and debts of the marriage.

• Non-Marital Tracing: If applicable to the case, the firm is experienced in determining the validity of non-marital claims and advising clients accordingly.

• Complex Business Evaluation:  Has considerable experience in handling cases involving businesses and business interests.

• Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements:  Will help clients prepare and put in place agreements governing the disposition of property in the event of divorce or separation or can review and advise clients concerning proposed agreements drafted by other attorneys.

• Paternity and Parental Rights:  Will represent either party in a paternity action and will handle all custody, parenting time or support issues that arise.

• Third-Party Custody:  Will represent individuals in third-party custody or parenting time matters.

• Step-parent adoption:  Has experience in handling step-parent adoption cases.

• Orders for Protection/Harassment Restraining Orders:  Will represent either party in these matters.

Krause Law Offices, PLLC recognizes that every case and legal situation is unique and we will work to help you identify and explore all of your options so can make informed decisions that are in your best interests.