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Marriage and Marriage Dissolution Law

  • Engagement and Engagement Ring Law
  • Marriage Dissolution and Legal Separation Law

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       Marriage Penalties and Bonuses and the Minnesota Income Tax by Michael, Joel & Manzi, Nina (July 1, 2007) (Minnesota House Research Department)
    "Background information on the treatment of marriage under ... Minnesota and federal income taxes [including] possible effects of marriage penalties and bonuses on taxpayer behavior." 28 pages.
       Minnesota Statutes Chapter 517: Marriage
       Minnesota Statutes Chapter 519: Married Persons (Minnesota Revisor of Statutes)
    Recognizes equality of rights between women and men and the separate legal existence of women in marriage, outlines women's rights to separate property, liability for her own contracts, debts, and torts, describes women's rights in property acquired during a legal separation, describes the liability of spouses to creditors, regulates contracts between husband and wife and provides for powers of attorney between spouses, describes an action to bar an inchoate interest of the person's spouse in real estate, abolishes certain marital interests by a former spouse in real property, addressess dower, curtesy, and inchoate estate and statutory interests, and regulates antenuptial and postnuptial contracts and settlements.
       Unequal Under the Law - 515 Ways Minnesota Laws Discriminate Against Couples and Families. (October 1, 2007) (Project 515)
    "At least 515 state statutes provide rights and assign responsibilities to couples based on marriage. As a result, these laws exclude domestic partners who aren't married[.]"

    Edi. note: The report is also a useful inventory of responsibilities and protections of marriage if one is married.

    49 pages.

       Wex: Marriage (Legal Information Institute)

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  • Child Custody and Child Support
  • Cohabitation Law
  • Family Law Forms & Documents
  • Parentage and Parenting Law
  • Sexual Preference Discrimination
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