Minneapolis Divorce Lawyers
Divorce is a major life event that requires financial preparedness and
sound legal advice. At Mack & Santana Law Offices, P.C., our Minneapolis
divorce lawyers aim to empower our clients through the process of dissolution
by providing them with options so they can make the best decisions for
themselves as they transition from married to divorced. We seek to educate
our clients during the process and strive to come to an amicable resolution
Our qualified attorneys can help with all aspects of your divorce, including:
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FAQ About the Divorce Process
What Are the Grounds for Divorce in Minnesota?
Minnesota is a no-fault divorce state, meaning if you and your spouse feel
that your marriage is irretrievably broken, you do not need to show fault
to file for a divorce. You can state that an irretrievable breakdown lead
to the divorce.
How Do I Begin the Divorce Process?
To initiate a divorce, one spouse must complete a Summons and Petition
for Dissolution of Marriage in Minnesota. Within this petition will be
important information, such as income, property, debts, and whether you
have any children together. Once this petition is complete, it will need
to be served to the other spouse. If you need help navigating how to file
for divorce in MN or MN divorce laws, call a dissolution lawyer at our
family law firm at
What's the Difference Between Contested & Uncontested Divorce?
An uncontested divorce is where you and your spouse have reached an agreement
about all matters in your divorce, including child custody, parenting
time, child support, spousal support, and equitable distribution.
In a contested divorce, you and your spouse disagree on one or more of
these issues and require additional help to reach a settlement. This may
happen during mediation or you both might have to go to court.
Is There a Waiting Period to File for Divorce in MN?
There is no waiting period to file for divorce in Minnesota.
What Are the State Requirements to File for Divorce?
The state requires that one spouse must have lived in Minnesota for at
least 180 days prior to completion of the Summons and Petition for Dissolution
of Marriage. Also, you must file your court forms with the district court
in the county where the spouse who resides in the state is currently residing.
Does It Matter Which Spouse Files for Divorce First?
The circumstances of each couple’s divorce proceedings vary. As such,
it is difficult to determine whether one spouse may have an advantage
over the other for filing for divorce first. To get a better idea of how
this factor may impact your divorce, it would be best to speak with an
experienced divorce attorney.
How Long Does the Divorce Process Take?
The amount of time it will take to finalize your divorce depends on a few
factors, including whether you and your spouse can collaborate and reach
a favorable outcome outside of court. More difficult divorce cases where
both parties disagree about many marital issues can take years to resolve.
The best way to get a quick divorce in Minnesota is to keep it uncontested.
As each case is unique, the length of your divorce will be so as well.
How Much Does Divorce Cost in Minnesota?
It will cost you approximately $400 to file a petition to get divorced.
Serving your spouse could cost you anywhere from $50 to $100. After, you
will need to pay attorney fees, motion fees, courtroom fees, and other
additional expenses. The more complicated your case, the more you may
have to pay, which is why it is advisable to work with an attorney experienced
in complex divorce proceedings.
Where Will I Live and How Do I Support Myself During a Divorce?
You can file a Request for Temporary Relief to help support yourself financially
while going through a divorce. It is not uncommon to pursue such an order
to cover living expenses during this time.
Why Choose Mack & Santana Law Offices?
Mack & Santana Law Offices, P.C. is led by a
talented team of attorneys with decades of combined legal experience. We are detail-oriented, strategic
planners who put our clients first in everything we do. Both of our founding
attorneys are Qualified Mediators under Rule 114, which provides our clients
with a cost-effective option to work out the terms of their divorce cooperatively
and without the expense of going to court. Whether your divorce can be
amicably resolved through mediation or if litigation is the more appropriate
course of action, our Minneapolis divorce lawyers have the skill and tenacity
to help you reach the best possible result for you and your family.
Reach out online or call our firm today at
(612) 712-3890 to learn how our Minneapolis divorce lawyers can assist you with your divorce.