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 exposition on ICWA’s scope, the result was a rather narrow decision that arguably may be confined to its facts, which are both complex and tragic.

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: concerns in this arena are complicated, especially in situations of high net worth. With my comprehensive knowledge of substantive legal areas—business, tax, real estate, trusts...
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 are facing. I represent clients in cases ranging from simple, uncontested divorces to complex proceedings involving: non-marital tracing, business valuation, spousal maintenance, and division of...