I want to Get Divorced Where Do I Start

By Allison Fredrickson | Family & Divorce Law

The starting point is different for everyone and it really depends on your personal situation. If you and your spouse have made a mutual decision to divorce and the animosity is minimal, it can be very cost effective to see what agreements you can make such as property division and/or parenting time and then bring those agreements to an attorney to discuss further. This is typically referred to as an uncontested divorce. Here are the basic steps for a uncontested divorce in Minnesota. (Our office also offers flat-fee divorce pricing options, read more here.)

If the decision to divorce is not mutual or there is a considerable amount of animosity, the first step is to contact an attorney licensed to practice in the State of Minnesota to advise you of your rights, and more importantly, discuss what you can and cannot do once you make the decision to go forward with a divorce action.

Minnesota has certain laws in place to protect both parties involved once a divorce action is filed.Recognizing the emotions involved in a divorce, it is important to be informed of these laws early to avoid potentially damaging legal consequences.

Every divorce is different because people are different and the process from there depends on your unique situation.


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