MN Divorce and Government Shutdown

If you have been following the Minnesota news, you know that the Minnesota state government is going to shut down on July 1 because of lack of funding.  Only essential services will remain open.  This includes prisons, state mental hospital, and, fortunately, aid to local governments.

For now, the Minnesota court system is deemed “essential.”  This means that at least for the month of July, 2011, the court system will remain open.  No one is sure what will happen after July.  It is reasonably certain that after July, essential court activities will still occur – criminal court, for example.  It is unclear what will happen with other court functions.

But for now, if you are scheduled to go to trial in July, its still on.

Daniel Fiskum is a Minnesota divorce attorney who has been practicing since 1992. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and has been named a "Super Lawyer" by the Minnesota Journal of Law and Politics. Mr. Fiskum is currently writing a book for attorneys and non-attorneys entitled "The Streetfighter's Guide to Divorce," which is scheduled for publication in May, 2010. Many of his blog entries will appear in the book. You may contact attorney Fiskum directly at (952) 270-7700. His office is located in the Carlson Towers in Minnetonka, Minnesota. The Fiskum Law website is found at www.fiskumlaw.com.

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