Q: Do you have minor children with your spouse?
: Under MN law, a divorce is considered to be with children if:
- you and your spouse have minor children together (under age 18 or still in high school);
- the Wife is pregnant OR gave birth to a child during the marriage (even if the Husband is not the father of the child). EXCEPT: Use the "without children" forms if paternity was established in the other man making him the legal father instead of the Husband.)
: A divorce is considered to be without
children if you do not have minor child together, the Wife is not pregnant, and the Wife did not give birth during the marriage to a child from another relationship.
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