Beth W. Barbosa

Beth BarbosaPhone Number: 612-564-0137
Email Address:
BBarbosa@GilbertAlden.com
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Drawing on almost 20 years of experience, Beth Wiberg Barbosa represents clients across the spectrum of family law, from complex property division and spousal maintenance to custody, parenting time, child support, antenuptial agreements and post decree actions. Most recently, she has focused her practice on complex high-marital asset cases that draw on her ability to strategically engage experts such as financial neutrals, business appraisers, real estate appraisers and others to protect and advance her clients’ interests. “Regardless of each case’s particulars,” explains Beth, “my goal is to ensure that the parties can move forward with dignity and grace after the proceeding has wrapped up.”

Both an accomplished litigation attorney and skilled negotiator, Beth leverages deep professional experience and rigorous training, including skills honed at the Harvard Negotiation Institute. She is also a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice, and a credentialed Parenting Time Expeditor.

“Clients count on me for more than my expertise in family law. During a time of personal upheaval, I strive to provide them the peace of mind that comes from knowing that I’ll be there whenever they need me.”

In acknowledgment of her expertise and community standing, the Executive Director of the Minnesota State Bar Association appointed Beth to the Family Law Form Committee, where she was the main contributor to revising the family law forms used by other attorneys. She is also a frequent presenter at Continuing Legal Education events, has experience as a Guardian Ad Litem and mediator, and currently serves on the Minnesota State Bar Association’s District Ethics Committee. Currently, Beth is presenting at the Second Saturday Program in Inver Grove Heights on the second Saturday of every month. This program focuses on divorce, more specifically the financial aspect of divorce. Learn more about this program >

What Her Clients Say

A client describes Beth as follows: “Ms. Barbosa’s expertise and knowledge in family law combined with her strong advocacy skills, compassion, understanding and superb responsiveness helped me reach a timely, fair and equitable settlement. [Her] collaborative and practical approach allowed me to navigate the extremely emotional and difficult process of divorce. Ms. Barbosa is a true professional and I would highly recommend her to anyone needing legal counsel in family law.”

“You are always willing to go above and beyond to do the best for your clients. You tell the truth no matter what to insure your clients don’t get their hopes up. If I left a message, you answered or called back ASAP and if I was really upset you were right there to talk me through it. You are a very compassionate soul and loving person. You are driven and work hard to get it done right.” -Past Client

“I really appreciate the way you were so available to my questions even before we were officially under retainer. In my case, this was a several-month process given I had the bankruptcy case to navigate first.  This really built a feeling of trust that you were working in my best interest. I also appreciated the fact that you laid out a very realistic view of how the outcome of this process would look. […] Finally, while maintaining professionalism, I also felt you talked to and respected me like a friend. In a process that at times felt as lonely as a divorce, this was a nice and welcome part of our attorney/client relationship.” -Past Client

Education

Beth Wiberg Barbosa earned her J.D. from the William Mitchell College of Law in 1998. She completed her undergraduate studies at Gustavus Adolphus College, where she studied Political Science.

Memberships and Bar Admissions

– Admitted to the Minnesota Bar Association, 2002
– Admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2011
– Admitted to the Connecticut Bar Association, 1999
– Member of the Minnesota Bar Association
– Member of Hennepin County Bar Association Fourth District Ethics Committee
– Member of the Ramsey County Bar Association
– Member of the Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association
– Graduate of the Harvard Negotiation Institute, 2012
– Certified as a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice
– Trained Parenting Time Expeditor
– Member, Family Law Form Committee, Minnesota State Bar Association

Contact Beth for a free consultation.