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Before filing for divorce in Minnesota, one spouse must have been a resident of the state for 180 days before filing.
The irretrievable breakdown of the marriage is the only grounds for divorce in Minnesota.
In Minnesota, the parents can decide who will get custody of their children and they may chose either sole or joint custody. Both parents will be able to contribute to the decision-making process regarding the child’s development and well-being in joint legal Custody. Some of the factors that should be considered are n any custody decision, contested or by agreement include the wishes of the child and the parents, as well as the bond between the child and any siblings, his or her home, school or community. The physical and mental health of all parties involved is also important when deciding child custody issues.
Minnesota’s child support guidelines apply in virtually every case, absent special circumstances. The income of the non-custodial parent, as well as other child related expenses, is used to calculate the child support obligation in the State of Minnesota.
In Minnesota, either spouse may file in the county where either spouse resides.
At any time either before or after the divorce has been initiated, the parties may choose to submit their disputed issues to mediation. The parties may proceed in court on an uncontested basis if they are able to reach an agreement through mediation.
Court filing fees are in addition to the cost of using CompleteCase.com. This cost may vary by county. Please check with your local courthouse to determine the exact amount.