The Importance of Clarity in Marital Liens

By: Alan Eidsness , Jaime Driggs | Minnesota Lawyer | May 13, 2013

An equitable division of property can be difficult when the homestead is the only asset with equity and won’t be sold immediately. A marital lien in favor of the party moving out may be the only option but careful consideration must be given when drafting the decree to ensure all parties’ intentions are fulfilled.

Read family law attorneys Alan C. Eidsness and Jaime Driggs’ article, “Marital Liens: The Importance of Clarity,” on what steps to take to avoid post-decree litigation resulting from ambiguity in lien language.

The article is part of a series previously printed in Minnesota Lawyer covering topics relevant to the area of family law.

  Originally published for Minnesota Lawyer
Alan Eidsness
With more than four decades of experience, I have a depth of knowledge that gives me clarity, wisdom, and skills that few can match. It’s exciting for me to be at this point in my career and I look forward each day to making a difference in the lives of my clients. I help clients in the following areas: full spectrum of family law issues:...
Jaime Driggs
Family law is more than a legal process; it blends personal, emotional, and financial issues. I help you take one step at a time, focusing on what you can do in the moment, while never losing sight of your long term goals. By working exclusively in family law, I have the legal knowledge and practical experience to give you a clear picture of what you...