Minnesota Tribal Law Practice
Walling, Berg & Debele, P.A., has developed both an expertise and a presence in the tribal courts throughout Minnesota. We have attorneys who are admitted to practice in a number of tribal courts and who regularly represent tribal members and non-tribal members in a variety of family law matters:
- Tribal divorce
- Child custody
- Child support
- Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) issues
- Child abuse and neglect
- Guardianships and conservatorships
We represent parties in hearings, trials and appeals in tribal courts and are in a position to advise clients about the unique aspects of tribal court practice, including whether a case should or must be handled in tribal court. Even if we do not have a lawyer admitted to your particular tribal court, we are always open to taking steps to secure admission to other tribal courts.
Whether you are seeking representation in a tribal divorce, family law, or juvenile legal matter, we are prepared to help you in any way possible. We have a unique understanding of the issues facing Native Americans and the expanding reach of tribal courts in Minnesota.
The tribal courts to which our attorneys are currently admitted are:
Leech Lake: Wright Walling, Jack DeWalt
Mille Lacs: Marian Saksena, Jack DeWalt
Prairie Island: Gary Debele, Marian Saksena, Jack DeWalt
Shakopee Mdewakanton: Gary Debele, Nancy Zalusky Berg, Marian Saksena, Jack DeWalt
Upper and Lower Sioux: Gary Debele
White Earth: Marian Saksena
Walling Berg & Debele, P.A. is committed to providing all resources available to our clients. Our High Conflict Resolution Resources Center provides information and resources specific to the needs of families struggling with divorce, custody issues, parenting time and responsibility issues and child development and mental health services.
For representation in tribal divorce, adoption, child custody or other legal matters in tribal court, contact us to schedule a consultation with a tribal law lawyer.