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HF 1357

2nd Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 06/02/2016 12:32pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to civil law; requiring certificates of dissolution; adding requirements to
the certificate of dissolution form; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section
518.148.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 518.148, is amended to read:


518.148 CERTIFICATION OF DISSOLUTION.

Subdivision 1.

Certificate of dissolution.

deleted text beginAn attorney or pro se party may prepare
and submit to
deleted text end new text begin(a)new text end The courtnew text begin must preparenew text end a separate certificate of dissolution to be
attached to the judgment and decree at the time of granting the dissolution of marriage.
Upon approval by the court and filing of the certificate of dissolution with the court
administrator, the court administrator shall provide to any party upon request certified
copies of the certificate of dissolution.new text begin The court may direct an attorney or pro se party to
prepare and submit the certificate of dissolution to the court.
new text end

new text begin (b) If a certificate of dissolution has not been prepared, either party may make
a written request for a certificate of dissolution and the court shall approve a request
pursuant to this section. The court may require the requesting party or their attorney to
prepare the certificate of dissolution and submit the certificate to the court.
new text end

Subd. 2.

Required information.

The certificate shall include the following
information:

(1) the full caption and file number of the case and the title "Certificate of
Dissolution";

(2) the names and any prior or other names of the parties to the dissolution;

deleted text begin (3) the names of any living minor or dependent children as identified in the judgment
deleted text end deleted text begin and decree;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end that the marriage of the parties is dissolved;

deleted text begin (5)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end the date of the judgment and decree; and

deleted text begin (6)deleted text end deleted text beginthe Social Security number of the parties to the dissolution and the Social
Security number of any living minor or dependent children identified in the judgment and
decree
deleted text endnew text begin (5) if a name change has been granted, the former and the new name of the party
whose name was changed through the dissolution
new text end.

Subd. 3.

Certification.

The certificate of dissolution shall be conclusive evidence of
the facts recited in the certificate.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section applies to judgments and decrees granted on or
after August 1, 2015, except that subdivision 1, paragraph (b), applies to judgments and
decrees granted before, on, or after August 1, 2015.
new text end