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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.

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.

Divorce Law Resources

Child Custody & Parenting Time Resources See also Child Custody & Parenting Time Resources and Child Support 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!® Divorce Forms

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.

Get Help with a Divorce

Some courts and law libraries have a Self-Help Center, advice clinic, or other help for people doing their own divorce. Visit Legal Advice Clinics & Self-Help Centers to see what is available in your area.


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