Family Law Dynamics as Portrayed in Visual Media (The One where they talk about family law….)

  • April 04, 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Remote Attendance via Zoom


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Topic: Family Law Dynamics as Portrayed in Visual Media (The One where they talk about family law….)

Join Andy Haugen and Carlo Faccini for an informative and entertaining look at some of the more difficult scenarios family law attorneys encounter as imagined through the lens of television and cinema. They will serve as your guides as to how mainstream programming depicts family law matters, so as to provide a greater understanding and context of the misconceptions that shape clients’ perceptions. They will also provide useful points of reference to invoke when speaking to clients about difficult issues that arise during family law matters.

Speakers: Carlo Faccini and Andy Haugen

Carlo Faccini devotes his practice exclusively to family law matters. These include divorce, child custody, asset/debt division, financial support, and orders for protection before courts throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area, as well as outstate Minnesota counties.

Carlo is actively involved within the family law community in Minnesota. He serves as both the Secretary on the Executive Board of Directors and the Co-Chair of the Legislative and Public Policy Committee of the Minnesota Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC). Through his work with the AFCC, he has met with legislators and other stakeholders regarding the state of family law in Minnesota. This work has allowed Carlo to be on the forefront of changes that impact the clients he represents and families throughout Minnesota.

He has presented multiple CLEs on various topics both locally and at the national level, including on topics such as the interplay between social media and family law and possible courses of action when parents disagree over vaccinations for children. Carlo has earned professional recognition amongst his peers, having been recognized multiple times as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers.

Carlo prides himself on offering a communicative, empathetic approach when working with clients facing difficult circumstances. He believes that cases should focus on client needs, not attorney personalities, and direct, competent advice. Past clients have experienced his work as responsive, compassionate, and client-focused.

Away from work, Carlo focuses on spending time with his family and their two dogs, Yoshi and Mochi. A native New Englander who is passionate about the game of baseball, he can often be found watching and cheering on his Boston Red Sox.

Family issues touch the heart of who we are as people. During my career, I’ve represented clients in an array of family law issues – including child custody, complex property and asset division in divorce, business and retirement valuation, and modifications to spousal maintenance, child support, and parenting time orders. These are not simply legal issues requiring resolution, they are matters involving emotional context.

Whether at home or in the office, I also surround myself with music and books. We always have something playing in the office – our collection is varied enough to suit just about any mood. Americana, rock, and soul are steady favorites of mine. Lunch breaks often include the two-block walk to the local Excelsior independent bookstore. I read widely within fiction, non-fiction, and memoirs. There’s one other thing essential to the health and vitality of our office. Coffee.

Andy Haugen: Successful resolution begins by understanding your goals and desired outcomes so we can navigate your legal matters with flexibility and utilize a steady approach toward your best results. We do this through dispute resolution or, if necessary, litigation in court – creating a result that allows you to move on. I not only do this representing clients but also act as a Rule 114 qualified neutral, assisting parties as a mediator in their disputes.

My roots go deep in this community. I was born in Prior Lake, and have continued to live in Minneapolis and the southwest metro area with my wife and children. A lifelong athlete and former college baseball player, I now spend time golfing, snowboarding, and training Brazilian jiu jitsu. I love to spend time with my family attending Gopher football, Twins, and Timberwolves games.

All carefully selected, I want our office to be a reflection of who we are and our varied interests. My hope is that clients will feel comfortable whenever in our unique space.

Remote attendance only.

  • Member Cost: Free
  • Non-Member Cost: $15

CLE credit has been applied for this session.

Please RSVP by April 3, 2024.

Sponsored by: Family Law Sectional

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