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SF 2645

1st Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

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A bill for an act
relating to family law; eliminating requirement of Social Security number in
marriage dissolution petitions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section
518.10.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 518.10, is amended to read:


518.10 REQUISITES OF PETITION.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Petition. new text end

The petition for dissolution of marriage or legal separation
shall state and allege:

(a) the namedeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin andnew text end addressdeleted text begin, and, in circumstances in which child support or spousal
maintenance will be addressed, Social Security number
deleted text end of the petitioner and any prior or
other name used by the petitioner;

(b) the name and, if known, the address deleted text beginand, in circumstances in which child support
or spousal maintenance will be addressed, Social Security number
deleted text end of the respondent and
any prior or other name used by the respondent and known to the petitioner;

(c) the place and date of the marriage of the parties;

(d) in the case of a petition for dissolution, that either the petitioner or the respondent
or both:

(1) has resided in this state for not less than 180 days immediately preceding the
commencement of the proceeding, or

(2) has been a member of the armed services and has been stationed in this state for
not less than 180 days immediately preceding the commencement of the proceeding, or

(3) has been a domiciliary of this state for not less than 180 days immediately
preceding the commencement of the proceeding;

(e) the name at the time of the petition and any prior or other name, Social Security
number, age, and date of birth of each living minor or dependent child of the parties born
before the marriage or born or adopted during the marriage and a reference to, and the
expected date of birth of, a child of the parties conceived during the marriage but not born;

(f) whether or not a separate proceeding for dissolution, legal separation, or custody
is pending in a court in this state or elsewhere;

(g) in the case of a petition for dissolution, that there has been an irretrievable
breakdown of the marriage relationship;

(h) in the case of a petition for legal separation, that there is a need for a decree
of legal separation;

(i) any temporary or permanent maintenance, child support, child custody,
disposition of property, attorneys' fees, costs and disbursements applied for without setting
forth the amounts; and

(j) whether an order for protection under chapter 518B or a similar law of another
state that governs the parties or a party and a minor child of the parties is in effect and, if
so, the district court or similar jurisdiction in which it was entered.

The petition shall be verified by the petitioner or petitioners, and its allegations
established by competent evidence.

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Social Security number document. new text end

new text begin In proceedings where child support
or spousal maintenance issues will be addressed, the petition under subdivision 1 must
be accompanied by a separate document that contains the Social Security numbers of the
petitioner and the respondent. The Social Security number document must be maintained
in a portion of the court file or records that are not accessible to the general public.
new text end