A divorce in Minnesota is an extremely difficult time in most people’s lives.
You need a highly competent Minnesota divorce lawyer who is compassionate, understanding, and aggressive when necessary.
You need a lawyer who will listen. You also need a lawyer who is not afraid to take your case to a divorce trial if necessary.
If you have an abusive spouse, you also need a lawyer who can act quickly to protect you. You need your lawyer to be your advocate.
Pure and simple.
The firms handles all aspects of divorce, including:
- Contested Divorce
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Spousal Maintenance
- Property Division
- Protective Orders
- Restraining Orders
The Requirements of the Divorce Petition
Every divorce petition filed in Minnesota must meet certain requirements in order to be valid and enforceable. The Petition for Dissolution of Marriage must allege the following things:
- The name and address of the petitioner, and where child support or spousal maintenance is involved, the petitioner’s social security number, and any prior names;
- The name and, if known, address of the respondent (the other side), and where child support or spousal maintenance is involved, the respondent’s social security number, and any prior names
- The place and date of the parties’ marriage;
- An assertion that either the petitioner or the respondent or both have resided in Minnesota for at least 180 days immediately prior to the filing of the petition;
- The name, social security number, age, and date of birth of each living minor or dependent child of the parties, and, if necessary, a reference to whether the wife is currently pregnant or expecting a child;
- Whether or not a separate proceeding for divorce has been filed and is pending in another court;
- That there has been an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage;
- Any temporary or permanent maintenance desired, child support, child custody , disposition of marital property, attorney fees, costs;
- Whether an order for protection is in effect and, if so, the jurisdiction in which it was entered.
Finally, the petition must be signed and “verified” by the petitioner.
This means that the petitioning party – be it the husband or wife – needs to review the petition and all the allegations in it.
Talking to a Minnesota divorce lawyer is a good place to start. Once the divorce petition has been reviewed by a lawyer, the petitioning party must verify that the allegations are true and correct to the best of that person’s knowledge.
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Have additional questions about divorce in Minnesota? Contact Flanders Law Firm LLC today. We offer free consultations to all potential clients. Call (612) 424-0398.