How Are Debts Divided In Divorce In Minnesota?

Debts may be "marital" or "non-marital."  Marital debts are those incurred during the marriage for marital purposes and are divided equitably (often, but not necessarily, equally).  If the debt is connected to an asset, like a car, the person who gets the asset normally also takes the debt.


 Non-marital debts are those incurred before the marriage or by one person for their own use, such as student loans.  They are usually the responsibility of the person who incurred them.