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Family Matters

By: Kathryn (Katy) Graves | Minnesota Business Magazine | July 21, 2016
Child Support, Domestic Relations, Divorce Settlements, Spousal Maintenance

Katy Graves highlights how the practice of family law has changed since she began practicing in the 1980s when family court cases were often lengthy and resolved by court decision. “Family Matters” was published in Best Lawyer Business Edition magazine, summer 2016.

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Spousal maintenance: when are the tax consequences considered?

By: Alan Eidsness , Jaime Driggs | Minnesota Lawyer | February 4, 2016
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 […]

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Pending Family Law Legislation

By: Alan Eidsness , Jaime Driggs | Minnesota Lawyer | March 13, 2015
Child Support, Divorce Settlements

The 2015 legislative session is shaping up to be an interesting one for the family law community. Attorneys Alan C. Eidsness and Jaime Driggs cover the possible changes and impacts in Pending Family Law Legislation. “This legislative session is shaping up to be an interesting one for the family law community as several bills have been introduced covering a wide […]

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Spending Patterns and Resulting Effects on Spousal Maintenance

By: Melissa Nilsson , William Forsyth | Minnesota Lawyer | September 8, 2014
Divorce Settlements, Spousal Maintenance

Melissa Nilsson and William Forsyth have some insight when it comes to spending with a spousal maintenance agreement in a family law article in Minnesota Lawyer™. Spousal maintenance is a tough issue for many reasons and individual spending patterns can make it even more challenging. Read more at Spending Patterns and Resulting Effects on Spousal […]

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Revocation of Beneficiary Designations Upon Divorce

By: Jason Damberg , Kathryn (Katy) Graves | Minnesota Lawyer | February 10, 2014
Beneficiary Designations, Divorce Settlements

Kathyrn Graves and Jaime Driggs have some insight when it comes to the revocation of beneficiary designations upon divorce in a family law article in Minnesota Lawyer™. Read more at Revocation of Beneficiary Designations Upon Divorce.

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Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl

By: Alan Eidsness , Jaime Driggs | Minnesota Lawyer | December 9, 2013
Adoption, Domestic Relations, Divorce Settlements

In their article, “Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl,” family law attorneys Alan C. Eidsness and Jaime Driggs examined the recent United States Supreme Court decision addressing the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). The case involved the difficult issues of race, fathers’ rights, adoption placement, and Indian rights. Though it had the potential to provide a meaningful […]

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Waiver of Retirement Benefits in Antenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements

By: Alan Eidsness , Lisa Spencer | Minnesota Lawyer | November 27, 2013
Divorce Settlements, Retirement Benefits

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals recently determined that broad provisions for the waiver of retirement benefits in antenuptial and postnuptial agreements are ineffective if the terms lack strict conformity with 29 U.S.C. §1055(c)(2)(A) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Family law attorneys Alan C. Eidsness and Lisa T. Spencer discuss the Court’s decision […]

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Child Support for Business Owners Following Haefele v. Haefele

By: Alan Eidsness , Melissa Nilsson , Jaime Driggs | Minnesota Lawyer | November 18, 2013
Child Support, Divorce Settlements

The Supreme Court’s decision in Haefele v. Haefele changed the landscape in child support litigation involving owners of closely-held businesses. Before Haefele, disputes in such cases frequently centered on the availability of the owner’s income. The reason for retaining earnings, degree of control, and true cash flow were always topics of inquiry and debate. After Haefele, these considerations still matter, but not with respect to calculating income and […]

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