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HF 1357

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/02/2015 01:25pm

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


Section 1.

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


Subdivision 1.

Certificate of dissolution.

deleted text beginAn attorney or pro se party may prepare
and submit to
deleted 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 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

Subd. 2.

Required information.

The certificate shall include the following

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

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

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

(4) that the marriage of the parties is dissolved;

(5) the date of the judgment and decree; and

(6) 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
deleted text endnew text begin 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.


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.
new text end