How long do I have to live in Edina before I can file for divorce?
Either the Mother or Father must have resided in the state for six (6) months prior to filing for divorce in Minnesota.
How long will a divorce in Edina take?
There is no mandatory waiting period before filing a divorce. It is difficult to predict how long a divorce will take, as it is case by case. However, once the opposing party is served, that party has 30 days to file responsive pleadings or waive his/her right to file a response before the court can enter a final divorce decree.
How can I serve my spouse in Edina? If attempts to serve do not work, can I serve by publication?
A party can serve the opposing party by sheriff of the county where service is to be completed or by a duly authorized person. The court can order a party be served by certified mail or publication.
A local newspaper that is qualified for legal advertisements in the area that the opposing party is believed to reside or, if unknown, in the county where the action is filed can be contacted for this purpose.
What are the specific forms I will need to file for a divorce in Edina?
To begin a dissolution you will need to file a Summons and Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. The court will require others forms as you go through the dissolution but these two will file a dissolution.
Where do I file for divorce in Edina?
A party residing in Hennepin County will go the Family Justice Center to file his/her divorce petition. The Family Justice Center is located at 110 South Fourth Street, Room 600, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55401.
A party residing in Ramsey County will go to the Second Judicial District Family Court, which is located at Ramsey County Courthouse, 15 West Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55102.
How much are divorce filing fees in Edina?
In Hennepin County, if a party is filing for a divorce only, the filing fee is $402. If the party files any other family law matter, the filing fee is $372. If a party wishes to file a motion on an existing file, the motion fee is $100.
In Ramsey County, if a party is filing for any family action, the filing fee is $400. If the party is filing a motion on an existing file, the motion fee is $100.
Are there any Edina-Specific laws that are different from how other family law cases around the state are handled?
In Minnesota, most Judicial Districts have a set of specific local rules relevant to domestic cases filed within that particular jurisdiction. Consult with an Edina divorce lawyer for specific information on the rules and procedures of the local court.
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