How Are Assets Divided In A Divorce In Minnesota?

Assets in a divorce can be either "marital" or "non-marital."  Marital assets are divided equitably.  This does not necessarily mean equally, although that is a common outcome.  Non-marital assets are generally not divided, but are awarded to the party who owned it prior to the marriage (or inherited or received it as a gift during the marriage).  It is possible for the court to divide non-marital property when necessary to avoid "undue hardship" to one of the parties.