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494.03 EXCLUSIONS.
The guidelines shall exclude:
(1) any dispute involving violence against persons, in which incidents arising out of
situations that would support charges under sections 609.221 to 609.2231, 609.342 to 609.345,
609.365, or any other felony charges;
(2) any matter involving competency or civil commitment;
(3) any matter involving a person who has been adjudicated incompetent or relating to
guardianship or conservatorship unless the incompetent person is accompanied by a competent
advocate or the respondent in a guardianship or conservatorship matter is represented by an
attorney, guardian ad litem, or other representative appointed by the court;
(4) any matter involving neglect or dependency, or involving termination of parental rights
arising under sections 260C.301 to 260C.328; and
(5) any matter arising under section 626.557 or sections 144.651 to 144.652, or any dispute
subject to chapters 518 and 518B, whether or not an action is pending, except for postdissolution
property distribution matters and postdissolution parenting time matters. This shall not restrict the
present authority of the court or departments of the court from accepting for resolution a dispute
arising under chapters 518 and 518B, or from referring disputes arising under chapters 518
and 518A to for-profit mediation.
History: 1984 c 654 art 2 s 135; 1986 c 351 s 3; 1Sp1986 c 3 art 1 s 68; 1991 c 321 s 6;
1995 c 226 art 2 s 7; 1999 c 139 art 4 s 2; 2000 c 444 art 2 s 13