Details for SUMMONSSTATE OF MINNESOTA,COUNTY OF OLMSTED,DISTRICT COURT,FAMILY DIVISION,THIRD JUDICIAL

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SUMMONS
STATE OF MINNESOTA,
COUNTY OF OLMSTED,
DISTRICT COURT,
FAMILY DIVISION,
THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Court File Number: Not Yet Assigned
Case Type: Dissolution with Children
In Re the Marriage of:
Qadro Nuur,
Petitioner,
and
Salad Ali,
Respondent.
1. YOU ARE BEING SUED. Your spouse (husband or wife) has filed a lawsuit against you for dissolution of your marriage. A copy of the paperwork regarding the lawsuit is served on you with this summons. Do not throw these papers away. They are official papers that affect your rights. Read this summons carefully. If you do not understand it, contact an attorney for legal advice. You must respond to this lawsuit even though it may not yet be filed with the Court and there may be no court file number on the summons.
2. YOU MUST RESPOND WITHIN 30 DAYS TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS. You must serve upon Petitioner through the below-signed counsel and file with the court a written Answer to the Petition. You must file a Financial Affidavit along with your Answer. You must pay the required filing fee. If you cannot afford to pay the filing fee, you may qualify to have the filing fee waived by the court. You must file an In Forma Pauperis application with the court and a judge will decide whether you must pay the fee. All court forms are available from the Court Administrator's office and on the Court's website at www.mncourts.gov/forms. You must serve your Answer and Financial Affidavit upon Petitioner within thirty (30) days of the date you were served with this Summons, not counting the day of service. If you do not serve and file your Answer and Financial Affidavit, the court may grant Petitioner everything he or she is asking for in the attached Petition.
3. YOU MUST RESPOND TO EACH CLAIM.The Answer is your written response to the Petitioner's Petition. In your Answer you must state whether you agree or disagree with each paragraph of the Petition. If you believe the Petitioner should not be given everything asked for in the Petition, you must say so in your Answer.
4. YOU WILL LOSE YOUR CASE IF YOU DO NOT SEND A WRITTEN RESPONSE TO THE COMPLAINT TO THE PERSON WHO SIGNED THIS SUMMONS. If you do not Answer within 30 days, you will lose this case. You will not get to tell your side of the story, and the Court may decide against you and award the Petitioner everything asked for in the Petition. If you do not want to contest the claims stated in the Petition, you do not need to respond. A default judgment can then be entered against you for the relief requested in the Petition.
5. LEGAL ASSISTANCE. You may wish to get legal help from a lawyer. If you do not have a lawyer, the Court Administrator may have information about places where you can get legal assistance. Even if you cannot get legal help, you must still provide a written Answer to protect your rights or you may lose the case.
6. ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION. The parties may agree to or be ordered to participate in an alternative dispute resolution process under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice. You must still send your written response to the Petition even if you expect to use alternative means of resolving this dispute. Alternative dispute resolution includes mediation, arbitration, and other processes as set forth in the District Court Rules. You may contact the Court Administrator about resources in your area. If you cannot pay for mediation or alternative dispute resolution, in some counties, assistance may be available to you through a non-profit provider or a court program. If you are a victim of domestic abuse or threats of abuse as defined in Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 518B, you are not required to try mediation and you will not be penalized by the court in later proceedings.
NOTICE OF TEMPORARY
RESTRAINING PROVISIONS AND ALTERNATIVE
DISPUTE RESOLUTION
PROVISIONS
Under Minnesota law, service of this Summons makes the following requirements apply to both parties to this action, unless they are modified by the Court or the proceeding is dismissed:
1) NEITHER PARTY MAY DISPOSE OF ANY ASSETS EXCEPT
a) for the necessities of life or for the necessary generation of income or preservation of assets,
b) by an agreement in writing, or
c) for retaining counsel to carry on or to contest this proceeding;
2) NEITHER PARTY MAY HARASS THE OTHER PARTY.
3) ALL CURRENTLY AVAILABLE INSURANCE COVERAGE MUST BE MAINTAINED AND CONTINUED WITHOUT CHANGE IN COVERAGE OR BENEFICIARY DESIGNATION.
4) PARTIES TO A MARRIAGE DISSOLUTION PROCEEDING ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEMPT ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PURSUANT TO MINNESOTA LAW. ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION INCLUDES MEDIATION, ARBITRATION, AND OTHER PROCESSES AS SET FORTH IN THE DISTRICT COURT RULES. YOU MAY CONTACT THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR ABOUT RESOURCES IN YOUR AREA. IF YOU CANNOT PAY FOR MEDIATION OR ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION, IN SOME COUNTIES ASSISTANCE MAY BE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH A NONPROFIT PROVIDER OR A COURT PROGRAM. IF YOU ARE A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC ABUSE OR THREATS OF ABUSE AS DEFINED IN MINNESOTA STATUTES, CHAPTER 518B, YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO TRY MEDIATION AND YOU WILL NOT BE PENALIZED BY THE COURT IN LATER PROCEEDINGS.
NOTICE OF PARENT
EDUCATION PROGRAM
REQUIREMENTS
Under Minnesota Statutes, section 518.157, In a contested proceeding involving custody or parenting time of a minor child, the parties must begin participation in a parent education program that meets minimum standards promulgated by the Minnesota Supreme Court within 30 days after the first filing with the court. In some districts, parenting education may be required in all custody or parenting proceedings. You may contact the District Court Administrator for additional information regarding this requirement and the availability of parent education programs.
IF YOU VIOLATE ANY OF THESE PROVISIONS, YOU WILL BE SUBJECT TO SANCTIONS BY THE COURT.
DATED: 07/03/19
Legal Assistance of Olmsted County
/s/ Richard R. Wright
Attorney ID No. 0330449
Attorney for Petitioner
1700 N. Broadway, Ste. 124
Rochester, MN 55906
Telephone: 507-287-2036
Email: rich@laocmn.org
(9/24, 10/1, 10/8)

As published in the Rochester Post Bulletin

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