Divorce is not only a legal proceeding, it is a human experience. Making the choice to divorce is not easy, but once you’ve made the decision, it’s important to safeguard your interests and protect the well-being of any children you may have. To obtain a divorce in Minnesota there must be an “irretrievable breakdown” of the marriage, which means there is no reasonable prospect of reconciliation.
A divorce can become complicated when you have minor children, real estate, and retirement accounts. Likewise, personal property, such as cars, jewelry, and furniture will need to be addressed. In Minnesota the divorce proceeding is called a dissolution of marriage. Marriages are looked at like contracts, and a dissolution of marriage ends the contract between two spouses. The dissolution will take place in a civil district court and begins with one spouse filing a petition and serving it on the other spouse.
A Minneapolis divorce attorney from Brockton Hunter will handle your divorce with compassion and will work to make the proceeding as uncontentious as possible. We will help you understand your rights, draft and file court documents, and coordinate with your spouse and his or her attorney to ensure a satisfactory resolution.