Cooperative Private Divorce: Perspectives on the Proposed Legislation

Event Description

Deadline to Register: September 21, 2015

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
        o Reasons behind the proposed program
        o Basic principles of cooperative private divorce
        o The process to obtain a cooperative private divorce

    • Constitutionality

    • Impacts of the proposed legislation on
        o Dispute resolution in family matters
        o Parenting time and child support
        o Financial issues
        o Real property transactions

    • Self-representation in family matters

    • The role of the courts

If you’d like to be more informed during the public discussion of this legislation, or if you are an attorney or mediator who works with families in transition, you are sure to gain perspective on what is proposed and what it would mean for families.

We invite you to stay for the complimentary reception from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. 


Moderator: Kathleen Gearin, JAMS Neutral; Ramsey County District Judge, Retired 
Panelists: Michael Dittberner, Family Law Attorney, Linder, Dittberner, Bryant & Winter
Andy Dawkins, Attorney, Former Child Support Magistrate, Former member of the MN House of Representatives
Tanja Manrique, Attorney, Tanja K. Manrique, LLC, and Senior Minnesota Judge 

CLE Credits:

1.5 Standard CLE Credits approved | Event Code: 209571  


MSBA Members:  $15.00 
Non-MSBA Members:  $20.00 
Law Students:  $0.00 

Remote Participation: 

There is no remote participation for this CLE.

To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.
Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.
Questions? Contact Sherri Knuth | 612-278-6330

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

3:30 PM to 12:00 AM

Fredrikson & Byron
60 South Sixth Street
Suite 1500
Minneapolis, MN 55402