may not be cited except as provided by
Minn. Stat. § 480A.08, subd. 3 (1996).
STATE OF MINNESOTA
IN COURT OF APPEALS
In Re the Marriage of:
Colleen L. Kragh, petitioner,
Steven T. Kragh,
Filed January 7, 1997
Wabasha County District Court
File No. F495242
Steven T. Kragh, P.O. Box 55, Zumbro Falls, MN 55991 (Appellant Pro Se)
Considered and decided by Peterson, Presiding Judge, Willis, Judge, and Forsberg, Judge.[*]
Appellant challenges the judgment and decree of dissolution, claiming the district court lacked subject matter jurisdiction to dissolve his marriage. We affirm.
District courts have original jurisdiction in all civil matters and have specific, statutory jurisdiction to dissolve marriages. Minn. Const. art. 6, § 3; Minn. Stat. SSSS 484.01, 518.06, subd. 1 (1996).
A dissolution of marriage is the termination of the marital relationship between a husband and wife. * * * A dissolution of a marriage shall be granted by a county or district court when the court finds that there has been an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage relationship.
Minn. Stat. § 518.06, subd. 1. A district court has jurisdiction to dissolve a marriage if one party has resided in Minnesota for at least 180 days. Minn. Stat. § 518.07 (1996).
Based on the record, the district court had subject matter jurisdiction to dissolve the parties' marriage. Respondent alleged in her petition, and appellant admitted in his answer, the following facts sufficient to establish jurisdiction: (1) the parties were married in Rochester, Minnesota, on December 18, 1982, and (2) respondent was a resident of Minnesota for 180 days prior to the commencement of the proceeding. Respondent also testified to these facts.
The district court's finding of irretrievable breakdown is supported by the evidence and is not clearly erroneous. Accordingly, the court properly dissolved the marriage. Minn. Stat. § 518.06, subd. 1 (providing that a district court shall grant dissolution upon finding of irretrievable breakdown).
[ ]* Retired judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals, serving by appointment pursuant to Minn. Const. art. VI, § 10.