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Spousal maintenance: when are the tax consequences considered?

February 4, 2016
By: Alan C. Eidsness , Jaime Driggs
» Divorce Settlements » Spousal Maintenance » Taxes

Alan Eidsness and Jaime Driggs have some guidance when it comes to the division of property in a family law article in Minnesota Lawyer™ Spousal maintenance is a tough issue for many reasons and the uncertainty surrounding whether tax consequences are considered makes it even more challenging. Read more at Spousal maintenance: when are the […]

Key changes in Minnesota trust law

January 8, 2016
By: Christopher J. Burns
» Wills & Trusts Agreements

Christopher Burns with Lloyd D. Stern developed a list of changes to Minnesota trust law that are generally effective as of January 1, 2016. In a comprehensive update of the law, the Legislature codified caselaw, adopted many provisions of the Uniform Trust Code and added a provision for decanting trusts. “Key changes in Minnesota trust […]

The Top Five Financial and Estate Planning Priorities for Physicians

August 7, 2015
By: Christopher J. Burns
» Wills & Trusts Agreements

The recently published article in Minnesota MD NEWS, “Your Wealth-care Team: Partnering with Physicians to Grow, Manage and Transfer Wealth” describes how physician groups can benefit from financial and succession planning, and provides the top five financial and estate planning priorities for physicians. “It is generally fair to say that physicians are a well-educated, intelligent group […]

Obtaining Mental Health Records When Litigating Custody

July 23, 2015
By: Alan C. Eidsness , Jaime Driggs
» Child Support

The mental health of a party is often at issue when litigating custody or parenting time issues and medical records pertaining to a parent’s mental health can be important evidence. A recent decision from the Court of Appeals calls into question how to go about obtaining a party’s mental health records. Huber v. Vohnoutka, No. […]