Sunday, January 25, 2015

Evolving Family Law blog

Evolving Family Law is a blog by Jana Aune Deach and James J. Vedder, two Minnesota family law attorneys who work at Moss and Barnett. It is a good site for information on family law developments in Minnesota. 

Of note is a podcast they have on spousal support and retirement. Part 1 is here and Part 2 is here. Although I don't think it was their intent, the programs do highlight how much gaming has become a part of the family law. Permanent spousal support favors those who are irresponsible because if the receiver of spousal support can show they have little money at the time the person paying reaches retirement age it is much more likely that support will continue. Likewise if the payer saves for retirement then it increases the odds the payer will have to continue to pay spousal support after retirement.  Or more likely never be able to retire. The laws need to be changed so that spousal support ends at retirement in all but the most unusual of cases. 

I have added a link to the site in the Reform and News Links section. 

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