Minnesota allows you to complete your divorce without an attorney if you and your spouse can come to an agreement on what to do with your property and how you will care for any children that you have.
Minnesota Residency Requirements
At least one spouse must have resided in Minnesota for at least 180 days immediately before the divorce is filed.
Grounds For Divorce
Minnesota is a no-fault divorce state. In a Minnesota divorce, the spouses agree that there has been an "irretrievable breakdown of the marriage."
Filing Your Minnesota Divorce
The basic steps for filing your uncontested Minnesota divorce are as follows:
- You review and sign the documents in the presence of a notary, then file the Joint Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with the Court Administrator.
- The Court Administrator will send you a Notice of Filing indicating your case number.
- You will be notified by mail when the Judge signs your Judgment and Decree of Dissolution, finalizing your divorce.
Division of property & debt, child parenting plan (including child support, visitation and custody), spousal support, and more are covered.
Forms are specific to the state of Minnesota and DivorceWriter offers a money back guarantee if your documents are not accepted by the Court.
Where to find Blank State Forms
If you prefer to complete your forms on your own, they can be directly downloaded from the Minnesota Courts at no cost using these links: