Maury Noonan

How Far Does the Clean Water Act Reach?

December 5, 2018

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 […]

More
Tonya Hinkemeyer

Little Alan’s Law – Minnesota’s New DWI Law August 2018

August 9, 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 […]

More
Pamela Steckman

Do I Need to Change My Life Insurance Beneficiary After Divorce?

July 31, 2018

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 […]

More
Maury Noonan

Iowa Drainage Law Basics and Drainage Agreements

July 27, 2018

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 […]

More
Jonathan Wolf

My Ex Isn’t Paying Child Support. Now What?

July 3, 2018

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 […]

More
money

Will Minnesota’s New Child Support Laws Affect Me?

July 2, 2018

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 […]

More
Tonya Hinkemeyer

Can My Criminal Record be Expunged?

June 14, 2018

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 […]

More
David Meyers

MRCA Summer Conference Torrens Presentation

June 13, 2018

Examiner of Titles David Meyers was on a panel of presenters at the MCRA Summer Conference. Below please find the Torrens Presentation. Torrens Presentation  

More
Adam Ripple

What is the Difference Between Joint Tenants and Tenants in Common?

March 20, 2018

Multiple owners of a property are typically known as “tenants in common” or “joint tenants.” When owners are joint tenants there is a right of survivorship. This mean that if my brother and I co-own property […]

More
Adam Ripple

What is Deed Tax and Who Pays It?

March 15, 2018

In Minnesota there is a tax on the transfer of property, commonly called the deed tax. Typically the tax is paid by the seller of property, although a purchase agreement can be negotiated to have the […]

More