Our Forest Lake location is proud to serve the residents of Washington County with all their legal needs. We provide a team-based approach, tailored counsel, and flat-fee pricing to better serve our clients. We do everything in our power to ensure we can help you find the right resolution to your case.
You can find our Forest Lake office at:
56 East Broadway Ave #206
Forest Lake, MN 55025
To file for divorce in Minnesota, you or your spouse must live in the state (or be a military member stationed in the state) for at least 180 days.
As a “no-fault” state, Minnesotans can file for divorce by citing “an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage relationship.” This means it is not necessary to prove that a spouse’s behavior was what led to the divorce.
Once you have reached the state requirements, you can file for divorce. To do so, you must fill out the following forms and file them with the county court. Your divorce attorney can assist you with this process. Once you have completed this step, you must serve your spouse divorce papers (you yourself cannot do this, but a law enforcement professional can). Your spouse will respond and then you and your spouse will determine which type of divorce you would like to pursue moving forward.
There are two types of divorce available in Minnesota:
Uncontested Dissolution of Marriage:
Contested Dissolution of Marriage:
Minnesota courts recognize alternative dispute resolution (ADR) as an effective method to assist couples going through a divorce. During ADR, a mediator will help the couple come to an amicable and fair agreement. The goal is to lessen conflict to avoid taking the case to court. In Minnesota, ADR can include either:
As your friends in law, we are committed to providing you with the legal counsel and support necessary to help you navigate your legal issue. To learn more about the services we provide in Forest Lake, feel free to reach out to a legal professional on our team today.
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