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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 2013 518.11

Temporary orders, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.131

Alternative dispute resolution

Civil Mediation Act, inapplicability, Minn. Statutes 2013 572.40

Exclusion, exception, Minn. Statutes 2013 494.03

Answers

Failure to answer, effect, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.13

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.005

Time for answering, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.12

Antenuptial agreements, Minn. Statutes 2013 501A.04, 2013 519.11

Appeals, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.145

Armed forces members

Petitions, requisites, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.10

Proceedings, venue, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.09

Residence of parties, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.07

Attorney fees

Court awarded, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.14

Lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.14

Petitions, requisites, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.10

Temporary orders, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.131

Certificates and certification

Amendment, Minn. Statutes 2013 144.2181

Corrections, Minn. Statutes 2013 144.2181

Defined as vital record, Minn. Statutes 2013 144.212

Evidence, Minn. Statutes 2013 259.10, 2013 518.148

Requirements, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.148

Security of vital records system, Minn. Statutes 2013 144.2131

Certified copies

Certificates of dissolution, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.148

Summary real estate disposition judgment, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.191

Change of name

Certificate of dissolution, evidence, Minn. Statutes 2013 259.10

Convicted persons, Minn. Statutes 2013 259.115, 2013 259.13, 2013 609B.612

Request by party, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.27

Violations, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.27

Children

Assisted reproduction, Minn. Statutes 2013 524.2-120

Parent education programs, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.157

Cohabitation, rights of putative spouse, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.055

Contempts, temporary and restraining orders, violations, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.131

Conveyances, summary real estate disposition judgment, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.191

Costs and disbursements (courts)

Court awarded, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.14

Guardians for minors, fees, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.165

Counterpetitions, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.12

County recorders, duties, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.191

Couples on the brink project, Minn. Statutes 2013 137.32, 2013 517.08

Decrees

Deed taxes, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2013 287.22

Finality, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.145

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.005, 2013 518.06

Indebtedness, security for, Minn. Statutes 2013 287.03

Mortgage registry taxes, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2013 287.01, 2013 287.04

Name of party, request for change, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.27

Summary dissolution process, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.195

Deeds or instruments made pursuant to decree, deed taxes, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2013 287.22

Default judgments, failure to answer, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.13

Defenses

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.06

Marital property, division, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.58

Definitions

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.002 to 2013 518.005, 2013 518.06

Mortgage registry tax, Minn. Statutes 2013 287.01

Separation of husband and wife, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.06

Vital Statistics Act, Minn. Statutes 2013 144.212

Disclosure

Prohibited, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.005

Social Security numbers, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.146

Tax returns, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.146

Discrimination, motor vehicle insurance, Minn. Statutes 2013 72A.20

District courts, duties, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.06

Division of marital property

Cooper/Sams volunteer ambulance program, Minn. Statutes 2013 144E.47

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.58

Hennepin County supplemental retirement program, Minn. Statutes 2013 383B.51

Judges retirement plan, Minn. Statutes 2013 490.126

Legislators retirement plan, Minn. Statutes 2013 3A.13

Minnesota State Retirement System, Minn. Statutes 2013 352.15

Public Employees Retirement Association, Minn. Statutes 2013 353.15

Summary dissolution process, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.195

Teachers retirement, Saint Paul and Duluth, Minn. Statutes 2013 354A.11

Teachers Retirement Association, Minn. Statutes 2013 354.10

Volunteer firefighter relief associations, Minn. Statutes 2013 424A.02

Domestic abuse

Certification of absence, summary dissolution process, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.195

Protection orders, modification, Minn. Statutes 2013 518B.01

Domicile, residence, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.003, 2013 518.07, 2013 518.10

Evidence

Certificates of dissolution, Minn. Statutes 2013 259.10, 2013 518.148

Findings, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.13

Expenses, court costs and disbursements, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.14, 2013 518.165

Fees

Displaced homemaker program funding, Minn. Statutes 2013 357.021

Parent education programs in proceedings involving children, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.157

Filing for, criminal sexual conduct, Minn. Statutes 2013 609.349

Findings

Apportionment of nonmarital property, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.58

Division of marital property, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.58

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.13, 2013 518.145

Forms

Injunctions, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.091

Parent education program, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.091

Summary dissolution process, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.195

Fraud

Reopening of proceedings, cause, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.145

Voidable marriages, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.02

Grounds, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.06, 2013 518.13

Guardians ad litem for children, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.165

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

Health care agents, effect, Minn. Statutes 2013 145C.05, 2013 145C.09

Health maintenance organizations, continuation and conversion privileges, Minn. Statutes 2013 62D.101

Hearings

Child support, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.178

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.13

Parenting time, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.178

Restraining orders, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.131

Venue, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.09

Hennepin County

Family court, duties, Minn. Statutes 2013 484.65

Probation department, support collection, Minn. Statutes 2013 383B.613

Income

Court ordered care, examination, or treatment of children, Minn. Statutes 2013 260B.331, 2013 260C.331

Verification, summary dissolution process, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.195

Injunctions

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.131

Temporary orders and restraining orders, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.091, 2013 518.131

Interest, verdicts, awards, judgments, Minn. Statutes 2013 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 2013 500.19

Judgments

Default judgment, failure to answer, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.13

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.005

Interest, Minn. Statutes 2013 549.09

Summary dissolution process, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.195

Summary real estate disposition judgment, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.191

Jurisdiction, proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.09

Lawsuits, conciliation courts, no jurisdiction, Minn. Statutes 2013 491A.01

Living wills, spouse as proxy, effect, Minn. Statutes 2013 145B.09

Loss of custody, adoption, parental consent not required, Minn. Statutes 2013 259.24

Loss of eligibility, small employer health benefit plans, Minn. Statutes 2013 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 2013 518.01

Mediation, Civil Mediation Act, inapplicability, Minn. Statutes 2013 572.40

Misconduct, reopening of proceedings, cause, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.145

Misrepresentation, reopening of proceedings, cause, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.145

Missing persons, dissolution if declared dead, Minn. Statutes 2013 578.19

Motions, reopening of proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.145

Motor vehicle insurance, discrimination or refusal to issue, Minn. Statutes 2013 72A.20

Nonmarital property, listing, summary dissolution process, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.195

Nonsupport of spouse, spousal maintenance, Minn. Statutes 2013 548.091, 2013 609.375

Notice to Revenue Department, tax refunds, Minn. Statutes 2013 289A.31

Notice, hearing, restraining order, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.131

Oaths and affirmations, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.11, 2013 518.13

Orders

Contents, Minn. Statutes 2013 518A.27

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.131

Marital property, sale, distribution, or division, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.58, 2013 518.581

Notice of address or residence change, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.68, 2013 518A.27

Security for payments, Minn. Statutes 2013 518A.71

Summary real estate disposition judgments, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.191

Parenting plans, see under PARENTING TIME

Parenting time, see PARENTING TIME

Pension plan benefits or rights

Division of marital property, see same under this topic

Information regarding, Minn. Statutes 2013 356.49

Optional annuities, revocation, Minn. Statutes 2013 356.48

Surviving spouse benefits, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.581

Valuation procedures, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.582

Personal property, sale, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.65

Personal service

Injunctions, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.131

Petitions, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.09, 2013 518.11

Restraining orders, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.131

Summonses, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.09, 2013 518.11

Petitions

Answers, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.005, 2013 518.12, 2013 518.13

Child custody proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.156

Counterpetitions, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.12

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.005

Joint petitions, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.09

Personal service, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.09, 2013 518.11

Requirements, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.10

Summary dissolution process, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.195

Pleadings, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.005

Power of attorney, termination of powers, Minn. Statutes 2013 523.08, 2013 523.09

Proceedings, Rules of Civil Procedure of district court, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.005

Public retirement plans, Minn. Statutes 2013 356.48, 2013 356.49

Ramsey County, family court, duties, Minn. Statutes 2013 484.64

Real property

Barring interest of spouse, rights reciprocal, Minn. Statutes 2013 519.07

Homestead, determination rules, Minn. Statutes 2013 273.124

Sale or partition of, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.58, 2013 518.65

Summary real estate disposition judgment, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.191

Transfer on death deeds, Minn. Statutes 2013 507.071

Transfers of, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.191, 2013 518.58

Referees (court), hearings, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.13

Reports about, MFIP applicants or participants, Minn. Statutes 2013 256J.30

Residence

Petition requirement, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.10

Requirement, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.07

Restraining orders, injunctions, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.091, 2013 518.131

Revocation of dissolution upon remarriage, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.25

Service by mail, summons and petition, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.11

Service of process, summons and petition, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.11, 2013 518.12

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

Spousal maintenance

Judgments, docketing, Minn. Statutes 2013 548.091

Nonsupport of spouse or child, criminal penalties, Minn. Statutes 2013 609.375

Reimbursement judgments, Minn. Statutes 2013 548.091

Stipulations

Marital property, division of, pensions, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.582

Remarriage prior to appeal, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.145

Summary dissolution process, criteria, procedure, forms, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.195

Summonses

Employees, service of process on, Minn. Statutes 2013 543.20

Notice of parent education program requirements, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.091

Notice of temporary restraining orders, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.091

Personal service, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.09, 2013 518.11, 2013 518.131

Service of process, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.11

Students, service of process on, Minn. Statutes 2013 543.20

Transfer of property, motor vehicles, sales taxes, exclusion, Minn. Statutes 2013 297B.01

Trustees, appointment, to receive payments for remittance, Minn. Statutes 2013 518A.63

Trusts, revocable trusts, effect of dissolution, Minn. Statutes 2013 501B.90

Uncontested, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.06

Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, see under SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE

Venue, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.09

Video recordings, summary dissolution process, introduction and education about, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.195

Violations and penalties

Change of name, noncompliance, Minn. Statutes 2013 518.27

Convicted persons, change of name violations, Minn. Statutes 2013 259.115, 2013 259.13, 2013 609B.612

Nonsupport of spouse or child, criminal penalties, Minn. Statutes 2013 609.375