Gary A. Debele


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Gary Debele

Firm Name: Messerli | Kramer

Address: 1400 Fifth Street Towers
100 South Fifth Street
Minnesota 55402

Telephone: +1 (612) 672-3667


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Profile: In nearly 30 years of practice, Gary has developed a uniquely integrated and expansive family law practice. He works with clients to build families through adoption, third-party custody, and assisted reproduction. He represents clients experiencing family relationship breakdowns or child protection investigations. He helps clients address future family disputes with prenuptial, postnuptial, and cohabitation agreements. With a practice that is state-wide, national, and international in scope, Gary helps clients solve problems through creative negotiation, effective mediation, vigorous litigation, and successful appeals in family, juvenile, probate, federal, tribal, and administrative tribunals. Gary is a graduate of St. Olaf College and the University of Minnesota’s Law School and Graduate School. See detailed profile on the Messerli|Kramer website at

Languages Spoken: English

US Counties: All counties in Minnesota, especially Hennepin, Ramsey, Washington, Dakota, Anoka, Scott, and Carver. Several tribal courts located in Minnesota

Practice Areas: Adoption, Appeals, Child Custody/Residence/Visitation/Contact, Child Support, Cohabitation, Collaborative Law, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence/Protection Orders, Emergency Procedures/Injunctions, Enforcement: Child Custody, Enforcement: Child Support, Enforcement: Property Division, Enforcement: Spousal Support, Finance: Pensions/Superannuation/Retirement and Employment Benefits, Finance: Property Issues, Finance: Taxation, Finance: Trusts, Hague Convention/Child Abduction, Mediation, Modification/Variation: Child Custody, Modification/Variation: Child Support, Modification/Variation: Property Division, Modification/Variation: Spousal Support, Parentage/Paternity, Pre-nuptial/Post-nuptial Agreements, Relocation/Removal from Jurisdiction, Same Sex Partnerships, Spousal Support/Maintenance/Alimony, Surrogacy