At Johnson/Turner Legal, we know how nerve-wracking it can be to hire an attorney for your divorce. Our Regus divorce lawyers are committed to ensuring you receive the empathetic, affordable counsel you deserve, enabling you to move forward with confidence.
We assign an experienced divorce attorney, two paralegals, a Client Engagement Specialist, and a life coach to every case. This team offers a support network you can rely on through thick and thin. Even better? It all comes with a flat fee pricing model, so you know what to expect from the outset without having to worry about surprise costs or hidden fees.
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To file for a divorce in Minnesota, you or your spouse must have lived in the state for at least 180 days prior to filing. However, if:
You can file for divorce without meeting the residency requirements.
Minnesota is a no-fault divorce state, meaning you do not need to have specific grounds or give a reason for the divorce beyond citing an "irretrievable breakdown of the marriage." However, if certain behaviors - such as substance abuse or domestic violence - did play a role in the marriage, the court may consider those factors when determining what constitutes an equitable outcome for each party.
The divorce process begins when one party (the petitioner) files a petition for divorce with the county court. The petitioner must then serve their spouse (the respondent) with the divorce petition. The petition contains the petitioner's terms for the divorce.
Whether you decide to file for an uncontested or contested divorce will have a large impact on the timeline of your case.
If you and your spouse agree on terms for the divorce, you can incorporate those terms into a divorce agreement, which both parties must sign. The petitioner can file this agreement as part of initiating the divorce. The respondent can then indicate they consent to the terms indicated in the petition, enabling the court to move forward and dissolve the marriage using the terms of the agreement. This is known as an uncontested divorce.
Conversely, if the respondent disagrees with the petitioner's terms for the divorce, they must file a response indicating their own terms. This initiates a contested divorce. The court may then hold a series of hearings to issue temporary orders, which govern how processes such as child support or alimony will be handled while the divorce is ongoing. Contested divorces ultimately culminate in a trial, where both parties have the opportunity to present evidence or call forth witnesses. The court will use the information provided in the trial to determine an equitable outcome for the divorce and finalize the dissolution of the marriage by incorporating those terms into a divorce decree.
Generally, contested divorces are more expensive and take longer to resolve than uncontested divorces. However, filing for a contested divorce may be necessary if the parties can't agree on how they would like to resolve their differences, or one party refuses to work toward a fair result with their spouse.
At Johnson/Turner Legal, our team of experienced Regus divorce lawyers will usher you through the divorce process, defending your rights and ensuring you make decisions that set you up for success.
In addition to helping Minnesotans navigate divorce, our team also helps clients with:
When you work with our team here at Johnson/Turner Legal, you gain access to a team of experienced legal professionals determined to secure your rights and help you pursue the future you deserve.To schedule a consultation with our Regus divorce attorneys and learn more about how we can help you navigate your family law dispute, give us a call at (651) 371-9117 or contact us online.
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