Spousal Rights

Spousal Rights

Although the actual terms dower and curtesy are no longer used in Minnesota, there is a marital property interest. Minn. Stat. Sec. 519.101. There must be joinder of a spouse in all conveyances with extremely rare exceptions. Minn. Stat. Secs. 500.19; 507.02; 519.07; 518.58.

Minnesota is not a community property state.

Minnesota has homestead laws that affect different aspects of real estate, such as assessment for real estate property purposes, attachment of judgments, and bankruptcy exemptions. A spouse must join in all conveyances of real property with extremely rare exceptions. Minn. Stat. Sec. 507.02.

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