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DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

See also ANNULMENT; CHILD CUSTODY; CHILD SUPPORT; DESERTION; DISPLACED HOMEMAKERS; PARENTING TIME; SEPARATION OF HUSBAND AND WIFE

Affidavits

Personal service of summons and petition, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.11

Temporary orders, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.131

Affirmations, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.13

Alternative dispute resolution

Civil Mediation Act, inapplicability, Minn. Statutes 2005 572.40

Exclusion, exception, Minn. Statutes 2005 494.03

Answers

Failure to answer, effect, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.13

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.005

Time for answering, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.12

Antenuptial agreements, see under CONTRACTS

Appeals, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.145

Armed forces members

Petitions, requisites, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.10

Proceedings, venue, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.09

Residence of parties, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.07

Attorney fees

Court awarded, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.14

Lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.14

Petitions, requisites, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.10

Temporary orders, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.131

Certificates and certification

Defined as vital record, Minn. Statutes 2005 144.212

Evidence, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.10, 2005 518.148

Requirements, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.148

Certified copies

Certificates of dissolution, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.148

Summary real estate disposition judgment, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.191

Change of name

Certificate of dissolution, evidence, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.10

Convicts, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.115, 2005 259.13

Request by party, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.27

Violations, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.27

Children, parent education programs, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.157

Cohabitation, rights of putative spouse, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.055

Contempts

Temporary and restraining orders, violations, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.131

Conveyances

Summary real estate disposition judgment, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.191

Costs and disbursements (courts)

Court awarded, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.14

Guardians for minors, fees, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.165

Counterpetitions, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.12

County courts

Concurrent jurisdiction over, Minn. Statutes 2005 487.19

Duties, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.06

Lay judges, jurisdiction, Minn. Statutes 2005 487.04

County recorders, duties, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.191

Decrees

Deed taxes, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2005 287.22

Effect, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.005, 2005 518.06

Finality, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.145

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.005, 2005 518.06

Indebtedness, security for, Minn. Statutes 2005 287.03

Mortgage registry taxes, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2005 287.01, 2005 287.04

Name of party, request for change, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.27

Summary dissolution process, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.195

Deeds or instruments made pursuant to decree

Deed taxes, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2005 287.22

Default judgments, failure to answer, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.13

Defenses

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.06

Marital property, division, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.58

Definitions

Child custody, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.17

Child support, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.54, 2005 518.551

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.002 to 2005 518.005, 2005 518.06, 2005 518.54

Mortgage registry tax, Minn. Statutes 2005 287.01

Parenting time, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.1751

Separation of husband and wife, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.06

Spousal maintenance, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.54, 2005 518.551, 2005 518.581

Vital Statistics Act, Minn. Statutes 2005 144.212

Disclosure

Prohibited, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.005

Social Security numbers, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.146

Tax returns, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.146

Discrimination, motor vehicle insurance, Minn. Statutes 2005 72A.20

Division of marital property

Ambulance service personnel longevity award and incentive program, Minn. Statutes 2005 144E.47

Deferred compensation, state plan, Minn. Statutes 2005 352.96

Elective state officers retirement plan, Minn. Statutes 2005 352C.09

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.58

Hennepin County supplemental retirement program, Minn. Statutes 2005 383B.51

Judges retirement plan, Minn. Statutes 2005 490.126

Legislators retirement plan, Minn. Statutes 2005 3A.13

Local firefighter relief associations, Minn. Statutes 2005 423A.16

Local police relief associations, Minn. Statutes 2005 423A.16

Minneapolis employees retirement fund, Minn. Statutes 2005 422A.24

Minneapolis Police Relief Association, Minn. Statutes 2005 423B.17

Minnesota State Retirement System, Minn. Statutes 2005 352.15

Public Employees Retirement Association, Minn. Statutes 2005 353.15

Summary dissolution process, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.195

Teachers retirement, Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and Duluth, Minn. Statutes 2005 354A.11

Teachers Retirement Association, Minn. Statutes 2005 354.10

Volunteer firefighter relief associations, Minn. Statutes 2005 424A.02

Divorce, defined as dissolution or dissolution of marriage, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.002

Domestic abuse

Certification of absence, summary dissolution process, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.195

Protection orders, modification, Minn. Statutes 2005 518B.01

Domicile

Residence, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.003, 2005 518.07, 2005 518.10

Evidence

Certificates of dissolution, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.10, 2005 518.148

Findings, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.13

Expenses, court costs and disbursements, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.14, 2005 518.165

Fees, parent education programs in proceedings involving children, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.157

Fees

Displaced homemaker program funding, Minn. Statutes 2005 357.021

Filing for

Criminal sexual conduct, Minn. Statutes 2005 609.349

Findings

Apportionment of nonmarital property, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.58

Division of marital property, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.58

Evidence, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.13

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.13, 2005 518.145

Forms

Injunctions, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.091

Parent education program, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.091

Summary dissolution process, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.195

Fraud

Reopening of proceedings, cause, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.145

Voidable marriages, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.02

Grounds, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.06, 2005 518.13

Guardians ad litem for children, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.165

Health and accident insurance, see Continuation and conversion privileges under HEALTH AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE

Health care agents, effect, Minn. Statutes 2005 145C.05, 2005 145C.09

Health maintenance organizations

Continuation and conversion privileges, Minn. Statutes 2005 62D.101

Hearings

Child support, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.178

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.13

Parenting time, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.178

Restraining orders, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.131

Venue, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.09

Hennepin County Municipal Court

Jurisdiction, exceptions, Minn. Statutes 2005 488A.01

Hennepin County

Family court, duties, Minn. Statutes 2005 484.65

Probation department, support collection, Minn. Statutes 2005 383B.613

Income

Court ordered care, examination, or treatment of children, Minn. Statutes 2005 260B.331, 2005 260C.331

Defined, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.54

Verification, summary dissolution process, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.195

Injunctions

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.131

Temporary orders and restraining orders, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.091, 2005 518.131

Interest, verdicts, awards, judgments, Minn. Statutes 2005 549.09

Interstate Family Support Act, see Uniform Interstate Family Support Act under SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE

Joint tenancy

Real property, severance of joint tenancy interests, Minn. Statutes 2005 500.19

Judgments

Default judgment, failure to answer, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.13

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.005

Interest, Minn. Statutes 2005 549.09

Summary dissolution process, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.195

Summary real estate disposition judgment, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.191

Jurisdiction

County courts, concurrent jurisdiction, Minn. Statutes 2005 487.19

Hennepin County Municipal Court, exceptions, Minn. Statutes 2005 488A.01

Proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.09

Ramsey County Municipal Court, exceptions, Minn. Statutes 2005 488A.18

Lawsuits, conciliation courts, no jurisdiction, Minn. Statutes 2005 491A.01

Living wills, spouse as proxy, effect, Minn. Statutes 2005 145B.09

Loss of custody

Adoption, parental consent not required, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.24

Loss of eligibility

Small employer health benefit plans, Minn. Statutes 2005 62L.02

Marital property

Division of marital property, see same under this topic

Pension plan benefits or rights, see same under this topic

Marriage occurring while previous marriage still in effect

Null and void status, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.01

Mediation

Civil Mediation Act, inapplicability, Minn. Statutes 2005 572.40

Misconduct, reopening of proceedings, cause, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.145

Misrepresentation, reopening of proceedings, cause, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.145

Missing persons, dissolution if declared dead, Minn. Statutes 2005 576.144

Motions, reopening of proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.145

Motor vehicle insurance

Discrimination or refusal to issue, Minn. Statutes 2005 72A.20

Nonmarital property

Listing, summary dissolution process, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.195

Spousal maintenance, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.54

Nonsupport of spouse

Spousal maintenance, Minn. Statutes 2005 548.091, 2005 609.375

Notice to Revenue Department, tax refunds, Minn. Statutes 2005 289A.31

Notice, hearing, restraining order, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.131

Oaths, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.11, 2005 518.13

Orders, see under DISTRICT COURT

Parenting plans, see under PARENTING TIME

Parenting time, see PARENTING TIME

Pension plan benefits or rights

Definitions, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.54, 2005 518.581

Division of marital property, see same under this topic

Information regarding, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.49

Surviving spouse benefits, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.581

Valuation procedures, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.582

Personal property, sale, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.65

Personal service

Injunctions, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.131

Petitions, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.09, 2005 518.11

Restraining orders, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.131

Summonses, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.09, 2005 518.11

Petitions

Answers, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.005, 2005 518.12, 2005 518.13

Child custody proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.156

Counterpetitions, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.12

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.005

Joint petitions, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.09

Personal service, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.09, 2005 518.11

Requirements, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.10

Summary dissolution process, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.195

Pleadings, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.005

Power of attorney, termination of powers, Minn. Statutes 2005 523.08, 2005 523.09

Proceedings

Rules of Civil Procedure of district court, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.005

Public retirement plans, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.49

Ramsey County Municipal Court

Jurisdiction, exceptions, Minn. Statutes 2005 488A.18

Ramsey County, family court, duties, Minn. Statutes 2005 484.64

Real property

Barring interest of spouse, rights reciprocal, Minn. Statutes 2005 519.07

Homestead, determination rules, Minn. Statutes 2005 273.124

Sale or partition of, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.58, 2005 518.65

Summary real estate disposition judgment, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.191

Title interest, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.54

Transfers of, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.191, 2005 518.58

Referees (court), hearings, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.13

Reports about, MFIP applicants or participants, Minn. Statutes 2005 256J.30

Residence

Petition requirement, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.10

Requirement, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.07

Restraining orders, injunctions, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.091, 2005 518.131

Revocation of dissolution upon remarriage, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.25

Service by mail, summons and petition, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.11

Service of process, summons and petition, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.11, 2005 518.12

Special laws regarding, Minn. Const. art 12 s 1

Spousal maintenance

Judgments, docketing, Minn. Statutes 2005 548.091

Nonsupport of spouse or child, criminal penalties, Minn. Statutes 2005 609.375

Reimbursement judgments, Minn. Statutes 2005 548.091

Stipulations

Marital property, division of, pensions, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.582

Remarriage prior to appeal, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.145

Summary dissolution process

Criteria, procedure, forms, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.195

Summonses

Employees, service of process on, Minn. Statutes 2005 543.20

Notice of parent education program requirements, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.091

Notice of temporary restraining orders, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.091

Personal service, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.09, 2005 518.11, 2005 518.131

Service of process, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.11

Students, service of process on, Minn. Statutes 2005 543.20

Transfer of property

Motor vehicles, sales taxes, exclusion, Minn. Statutes 2005 297B.01

Trustees

Appointment, to receive payments for remittance, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.61

Trusts, revocable trusts, effect of dissolution, Minn. Statutes 2005 501B.90

Uncontested, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.06

Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, see under SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE

Venue, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.09

Videotapes, summary dissolution process

Introduction and education about, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.195

Violations and penalties

Change of name, noncompliance, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.27

Convicts, change of name violations, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.115, 2005 259.13

Injunctions, violations, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.131

Nonsupport of spouse or child, criminal penalties, Minn. Statutes 2005 609.375

Orders, violations, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.131