Rules 301 through 314 and, where applicable, the Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure shall apply to Family Law actions except where they are in conflict with applicable statutes or the Expedited Child Support Process Rules, Minn. Gen. R. Prac. 351 through 379.
The following types of proceedings are referred to in these rules as Family Court Actions:
(1) Marriage dissolution, legal separation, annulment proceedings, and child custody actions (Minnesota Statutes, chapter 518);
(2) Child custody enforcement proceedings (Minnesota Statutes, chapter 518D);
(3) Domestic abuse proceedings (Minnesota Statutes, chapter 518B);
(5) Contempt proceedings in Family Court (Minnesota Statutes, chapter 588);
(7) Proceedings for support, maintenance or county reimbursement judgments (Minnesota Statutes, section 548.091);
(8) Third-party custody proceedings (Minnesota Statutes, chapter 257C); and
(9) Proceedings pursuant to the Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abductions and the International Child Abduction Remedies Act.
Other matters may be treated as family court matters by order of the court.
The Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure apply to Family Court Actions as to matters not addressed by these rules. To the extent there is any conflict in the rules, these rules govern.
(Amended effective May 1, 2012; amended effective September 1, 2018.)
Computation of time under these rules is governed by Rule 6 of the Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure.
(Amended effective March 1, 2001; amended effective September 5, 2001; amended effective May 1, 2012.)