Cooperative Private Divorce: Perspectives on the Proposed Legislation

Cooperative Private Divorce: Perspectives on the Proposed Legislation
Presented by the Minnesota State Bar Association

Spotlight on JAMS Speaker: Kathleen Gearin
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 | 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Topic: Family Law; Cooperative Divorce
This CLE will examine proposed Minnesota legislation (HF 1348/SF 1361) to create a cooperative private divorce program and offer perspectives on what the program would mean for those involved in family transitions and the legal system. Specifically, the presenters will discuss:

  • The proposed cooperative divorce program, including
    • Reasons behind the proposed program
    • Basic principles of cooperative private divorce
    • The process to obtain a cooperative private divorce
  • Constitutionality
  • Impacts of the proposed legislation on
    • Dispute resolution in family matters
    • Parenting time and child support
    • Financial issues
    • Real property transactions
  • Self-representation in family matters
  • The role of the courts

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Fredrikson & Byron
Minnetonka/Tamarack Room
200 South 6th Street, Suite #4000
Minneapolis, MN 55402

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