Can I Get a DUI While Driving my Snowmobile, Boat or ATV?
Driving your boat, snowmobile, or ATV while intoxicated can now result in the suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. Starting on August 1, 2018 anyone convicted of operating any type of motor vehicle while intoxicated […]
Have You Been Convicted of Refusing a DUI Test?
New changes in Minnesota law could make it possible for you to have your conviction overturned. The Minnesota Supreme Court decided Johnson v. State in August of 2018, and the Court decided that law enforcement officers […]
How Far Does the Clean Water Act Reach?
The groundwater conduit theory The on-going regulatory dispute over the Waters of the United States rule and scope of Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction over streams and wetlands has been well publicized and discussed. Simultaneously, a […]
Little Alan’s Law – Minnesota’s New DWI Law August 2018
Beginning August 1, a revised Driving While Impaired (DWI) law takes effect in Minnesota. The new law is applicable to crimes committed on or after that date. The revisions are implemented in response to the catastrophic […]
Do I Need to Change My Life Insurance Beneficiary After Divorce?
A Minnesota law that automatically revokes an ex-spouse as a designated beneficiary of a life insurance policy upon the dissolution of marriage was recently challenged as violating the Contracts Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The Contracts […]
Iowa Drainage Law Basics and Drainage Agreements
We receive many questions regarding drainage rights and the potential use of drainage agreements. Written drainage agreements can be useful in any state where drainage is an issue; however, this article focuses specifically on the law […]
My Ex Isn’t Paying Child Support. Now What?
According to a recent report from the USDA, for middle-income parents, the cost of raising a child born in 2015 through age 17 is an expected $233,610 — or a staggering $284,570 if projected inflation is […]
Will Minnesota’s New Child Support Laws Affect Me?
Minnesota’s child support laws are changing. Starting August 1, 2018, child support calculations will undergo a makeover. Currently, an “income shares” model is used to calculate child support. That means the income of each parent is […]
Can My Criminal Record be Expunged?
Everyone makes mistakes. Sometimes these mistakes can have lasting consequences on our future opportunities. If you’ve been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, that criminal conviction might negatively impact your employment and housing options. Many employers […]