My goal is to help you navigate the legal system for your best possible outcome.



Both respectful communication with the other side as well as responsive communication with you regarding your case. One of the biggest complaints about lawyers is that they are unreachable or don’t return calls. I will always be accessible to my clients and we will communicate about the status of your case throughout the process.

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It will always be of the utmost importance to me that I maintain your trust as we move forward in the process of resolving your case. I approach each case with a collaborative expectation, where I will give you all the advice, information and guidance my experience can offer, and then the decisions will be yours so that you always feel in charge of your case.

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Competence is defined as the ability to do something successfully or efficiently. I strive with each case to handle the process and offer my client choices that will help resolve the case in the most efficient manner possible. This often saves the client significant time and expense and leads to more long term satisfaction regarding the case resolution.

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At one point or another in your case it is likely to become emotionally overwhelming. This is the point where you are able to rely on my representation to carry you through. I often get to tell clients it’s ok to take a break from it all while I continue to fight or advocate for you. It is important to have a lawyer you can rely on to do that for you.

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As a solo practitioner, I will handle all cases personally, providing individualized counsel
to help clients through what can be a difficult period of their lives

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Law issues are intensely personal, impacting you emotionally and financially. Hiring an attorney will help you get the best outcome for yourself and your children in your unique situation.
It can be incredibly difficult to deal with the changing structure of a family.


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Did you know that using mediation to resolve family disputes leads to better family member interaction post divorce. The level of conflict is much less than an adversarial court battle and the nature of compromise used leaves the parties feeling more satisfied with the outcome. Less arguing and stress is also better for the children.



Nina Pederson
Nina Pederson
03:48 04 Jan 21
Rhia was so amazing to work with, she is very professional, trustworthy and a very sweet and easy person. During a... stressful custody battle Rhia managed to deliver a positive out come, and help me as her client stay positive during the process. I hope to never go through such situation again but if I have to I would absolutely use Rhia again as my lawyer.read more
j e
j e
00:59 15 May 20
We already had went through a couple attorneys on our case and we actually had 2 other attorneys representing us giving... horrible advice and making our case worse by letting the county and social services run rough shod over us. Then we were able to get into contact with Rhia. From day 1 the tone changed. She was always easy to get ahold of and she very easily grasped the ins and outs of a confusing case. She was able to do in a couple months on her own, what all the others could not do in 8 months. She got our son out of foster care, back to us, and got social services out of our lives completely. She is a living hero to us. She will stand up for whats right and she will make the opponents follow the laws. Her prices are outstanding and for her caliber work she should be charging much more! You wont find anyone better in Minnesota. Thank you Rhia for giving us hope and making our family complete again!read more
Biller Family
Biller Family
22:08 04 Dec 19
Working with Rhia has been nothing short of amazing. She listened to our concerns, and she fought for our family. We... can not put into words just how grateful we are. Rhia is down to earth, and she really listens to her clients concerns. She isnt scared of a challenge and she absolutely will fight for her clients and what is right. There is no doubt in our mind that Rhia Bornmann Spears is the reason our family is whole...Rhia and her staff are great people and absolutely amazing at what they do.. Best in the business! We highly highly highly recommend Spears family law!read more
Barbara P Louis
Barbara P Louis
12:15 19 Jun 19
I felt overwhelmed and anxious when I first walked into the office of Bornmann Spears Family Law. I was unsure of what... the divorce process entailed. Ms. Bornmann Spears explained what I could expect using language I understand. I knew I had an amazing advocated when she pointed me to resources which could provide additional support for me and my children. Rhia is an honest, caring, and reliable professional. Both she and her staff were prompt and accessible. I had peace of mind knowing that I had a tough and competent attorney standing with me. My divorce when smoothly because Rhia and her staff provided the type of service that ensured a positive outcome in my case. I would highly recommend Bornmann Spears Family Law to represent your best interests.read more
no shade
no shade
14:12 18 Jun 19
"Rhia is Amazing, she is one of the BEST Family Law Attorneys in Minnesota in my opinion, she took a custody case that... could have easily taken years to finish and she had it signed, sealed, and delivered within 6 months, she was very personable and easy to communicate with, she made herself readily available to answer all my questions even after hours, she goes above an beyond the call of duty, she takes pride in what she does and really cares about her clients and the outcome of their cases, she has the ability to make you smile even in the toughest of times. I would totally recommend her 100%. you never feel like your talking to an Attorney its more like your talking to a friend of the family but yet she still remains professional at all times. I was very impressed.read more
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In this episode of “Let’s Talk Divorce!” Rhia Bornmann Spears, owner of Bornmann Family Law, PLLC in Minneapolis, Minnesota, talks about how being a Family Law Attorney drives her passion for helping unwed Father’s with the ways in which Minneapolis, Minnesota law does unwed Father’s a great disservice.
Rhia also reveals some of the most common misconceptions that unwed Father’s need to keep in mind when looking at their options for divorce.
Rhia, in a behind the scenes conversation with Radio Talk Show Host, Stewart Andrew Alexander, “I passionately believe in working with clients to serve the best interests of the children involved. Oftentimes, the best gift I can give to the parties includes the tools to improve their long term relationships for the benefit of the children involved. Studies show parents fighting is what causes the children the long term stress, not the divorce itself.”