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Laws, Rules & Resources on Divorce
If you are representing yourself in a divorce in Minnesota, you are responsible for following the same laws and rules as an attorney. Read Rights and Duties of Self-Represented Parties.
Laws & Rules on Divorce
The following is a list of some of the laws and rules that deal with divorce (marriage dissolution) in Minnesota. See also Laws, Rules & Legal Research.
MN Statute Ch. 518 Marriage Dissolution
MN Statute Ch. 518A Maintenance and Support
MN Court Rules of Civil Procedure
MN General Rules of Practice in District Court
Title I: Rules Applicable to all Court Proceedings
Title II: Rules Governing Civil Actions
Title IV: Rules of Family Court Procedure
You can get more help with legal research at your local public Law Library. Talk with a lawyer to get advice on how the laws and rules may affect your case.
Family Law Resources
Spousal Maintenance (alimony)
Mediation / Settle Your Case
Watch these videos online by clicking on the titles below, or you can view them on location at most Minnesota District Courts, Minnesota law libraries, and some public libraries.
Divorce Forms Document Assembly
I-CAN! is a FREE online forms tool that asks you questions and creates all the forms you need to start and finish a divorce a non-contested divorce. NOTE: If your case is contested talk with a lawyer.
One-on-One Help with Divorce
Some courts and law libraries have a Self-Help Center, advice clinic, or other help for people doing their own divorce. Visit Self-Help Services in the Courts to see what is available in your county.
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