Minneapolis Divorce Lawyer
Divorce is a significant 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 dissolution process by providing them with options to make the best
decisions as they transition from marriage to
We seek to educate our clients during the process and strive to reach an
amicable resolution whenever possible.
family law 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. If you and your spouse feel your
marriage is irretrievably broken, you must not show fault to file for
a divorce. You can state that an irretrievable breakdown leads to splitting up.
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. This petition will contain important information, such as
income, property, debts, and whether you have children together. Once
this petition is complete, it must be served to the other spouse. If you
need help navigating how to file for divorce in MN or understand the divorce
laws, call a family law 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 agreed about all
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 settle. 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 before 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 living.
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 first. To better understand how this factor
may impact your divorce, it would be best to speak with an experienced
family law attorney.
How Long Does the Divorce Process Take?
The time it takes to finalize your divorce depends on a few factors, including
whether you and your spouse can collaborate and reach a favorable outcome
outside the family court. More complex 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 will also be so.
How Much Does Divorce Cost in Minnesota?
It will cost you approximately
$400 to file a divorce petition. Serving your spouse could cost you anywhere from
$100. Afterward, you must 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 working with an attorney experienced in
complex divorce proceedings is advisable.
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?
A talented team of family law attorneys leads Mack & Santana Law Offices,
P.C., with decades of combined legal experience. We are detail-oriented
strategic planners who put our clients first in everything we do. Our founding
family law 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 family 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 law firm today at
(612) 712-3890 to learn how our family law lawyers in the Twin Cities can assist you with
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