June 16, 23, 30, 2012
STATE OF MINNESOTA DISTRICT COURT FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COUNTY OF LYON
FAMILY COURT DIVISION
Case Type: Dissolution With Minor Children
In Re The Marriage Of: Court File No. 42-FA-12-675
Martha Lopez, Petitioner, and Miguel Angel Lopez Elvira, RespondentSUMMONS
THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: TO THE ABOVE NAMED RESPONDENT.
WARNING: 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 YOUR WITH THIS SUMMONS. THIS SUMMONS IS AN OFFICE DOCUMENT FROM THE COURT THAT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS. READ THIS SUMMONS CAREFULLY. IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND IT, CONTACT AN ATTORNEY FOR LEGAL ADVICE.
1. The Petitioner (your spouse) has filed a lawsuit against you asking for dissolution of your marriage (divorce). A copy of the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage is on file in the office of the clerk of the above-named court.
2. You must serve upon Petitioner and file with the court a written Answer to the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, and you must pay the required filing fee. Answer forms are available from the court administrator's office. You must serve your Answer 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, the court may give your spouse everything he or she is asking for in the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage.
3. This proceeding does not involve, affect, or brings into question any real property.
NOTICE OF TEMPORARY RESTRAINING AND PROVISIONS
Under Minnesota law, service of this summons makes the following requirements apply to both parties to the 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 processess 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 as defined in Minnesota Statues, Chapter 518B, you are not required to try mediation and your will not be penalized by the court in later proceedings.
IF YOU VIOLATE ANY OF THESE PROVISIONS, YOU WILL BE SUBJECT TO SANCTIONS BY THE COURT.
RUNCHEY, LOUWAGIE & WELLMAN
By Amie Ascheman
Attorneys for Petitioner
533 West Main Street
Marshall, Minnesota 56258-0843
Attorney Reg. No. 0389906