Divorce is a big step and a life-altering process. Even when you have determined that you need or want to get divorced, initiating contact with Hennepin County divorce attorneys can be intimidating and overwhelming, but it is the first step in putting your divorce behind you. At Atticus Family Law, our legal team is friendly and approachable. You put a lot of trust in us, and we want to exceed your expectations.
Minnesota is a no-fault state for divorce. In a no-fault state, you do not need to obtain the consent of your spouse, and the specific reasons you are seeking a divorce do not matter to be granted a divorce. Marital misconduct, such as an affair or financial irresponsibility, has no bearing on no-fault divorce unless it impacts specific issues in your case. A divorce decree can be entered as long as:
If your spouse denies that your marriage is beyond repair, be prepared to attend court-ordered mediation or possibly go to trial. Unlike other states, you are not required to obtain a legal separation to get a divorce. A legal separation is an alternative to divorce in Minnesota. If your ultimate goal is to get a divorce, a legal separation might be unnecessary.
Your Petition for Dissolution of Marriage is filed with the clerk of the court in the jurisdiction where you live. You will be required to pay a filing fee. Hennepin County divorce attorneys can assist you with preparing and filing this petition in the correct jurisdiction. Your petition will need to include your concerns for custody, parenting time, child support, assets, debts, and spousal maintenance. Once your spouse receives the petition, they will have 30 days to respond and counter any of your concerns that they do not agree with.
It is a myth that the party filing for divorce has an advantage. Both parties have the same legal rights. If the non-filing party lives in a different county, however, their divorce will occur in the county where it was filed. This spouse can request a change of venue, but they must show a good reason as to why it should be changed. The county where divorce proceedings occur can sometimes make a difference in the outcome of some issues in a divorce, such as child custody.
When it comes to divorce, there may be no more urgent task you will need to take on than selecting the best attorney to represent you. You need a Hennepin County divorce attorney whom you can trust with intimate details of your finances and family life, someone with respect and integrity who is also highly experienced. Look no further than the Hennepin County divorce attorneys from Atticus Family Law. Find out what we can do for you by scheduling a consultation.
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