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One of the spouses must have been a resident of Minnesota for at least 180 days immediately before the petition for dissolution of marriage is filed. The dissolution of marriage may be filed for in a county where either spouse resides. [Minnesota Statutes Annotated; Chapters 518.07 and 518.09].
There are mainly two reasons of divorce in Minnesota those are fault and general. In order to file for divorce in Minnesota, the proper grounds must be established. Both spouses are involved in establishing these grounds, and both must substantiate and agree upon these, unless the divorcing spouse is trying to prove otherwise to the court.
No-fault reasons for divorce in Minnesota include:
General reasons for divorce in Minnesota include:
Joint or sole custody may be awarded. Sole custody will be awarded based on the best interests of the child and the following:
The primary caretaker factor is not a presumption in favor of the primary caretaker, but is only one factor in the decision. If both parents request joint custody, there is a presumption that such an arrangement will be in the best interests of the child, unless there has been any spousal abuse. If there has been any history of spousal abuse, there is a presumption that joint custody is not in the best interests of the child. Joint custody will be based on a consideration of the above factors and the following:
If both parents seek custody of a child who is too young to express a preference, the “primary caretaker” is to be awarded custody. [Minnesota Statutes Annotated; Chapter 518.17 and Minnesota Case Law].
Minnesota is an “equitable distribution” state. Each spouse retains his or her non-marital (separate) property, consisting of:
All other marital property, including any pension and retirement plans, is divided, without regard to fault, after a consideration of the following factors:
Either spouse may be awarded maintenance, without regard to marital fault, if the spouse seeking maintenance:
If the spouse receives public aid, the payments are to be made through the public aid agency. [Minnesota Statutes Annotated; Chapters 518.551 and 518.552].
In determining child support, the following factors are considered:
Misconduct of a parent in the marriage is not to be considered. If the parent to receive the support payments is receiving or has applied for public aid, the support payments must be made to the public agency responsible for child support enforcement in Minnesota. There are official child support guidelines contained in Minnesota Statutes Annotated; Chapter 518.551. [Minnesota Statutes Annotated; Chapters 518.551].
Mediation may be ordered in cases in which the custody of children is contested, unless there is a history of spousal abuse or physical or sexual child abuse. [Minnesota Statutes Annotated; Chapter 518.619].START Your Divorce Process Now!
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