MN Family Law in 2012

I believe that in 2012, Minnesota Family Law will continue on a trend towards private resolution of divorce cases.  In large part, this is dictated by the current legislative attitude towards raising revenue and funding services, specifically funding the Minnesota district court system.  A few years ago, the Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court [...]

By |2011-12-27T10:46:30+00:00December 27th, 2011|MN Divorce 2012, MN Divorce Jurisdiction, MN Divorce Negotiating|Comments Off on MN Family Law in 2012

MN Divorce Petition

A Minnesota divorce proceeding is started by the service of a Summons and Petition for Dissolution of Marriage.  "Service" means that the documents (the Summons and Petition) need to be personally handed to the recipient by someone other than his or her spouse. A Summons is a document that in effect gives the district court [...]

By |2010-07-07T16:35:14+00:00July 7th, 2010|MN Divorce Jurisdiction|0 Comments

The Divorce System In Minnesota

One of the problems with the divorce process in Minnesota is that procedures vary greatly from county to county.  This should be corrected by the Minnesota legislature. Historically, the model for the divorce process in Minnesota was the "litigation" model.  In other words, divorce was treated like any other lawsuit.  Motions for temporary relief were [...]

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