Minnesota Simplified Divorce Procedures

The petition may be brought by both spouses jointly as Co-Petitioners. This eliminates the need for service of process or the use of a summons. [Minnesota Statutes Annotated; Chapters 518.09 and 518.11].

Each state has its own unique filing procedure. When filing for dissolution of marriage in Minnesota, you must adhere to the strict filing guidelines and prepare and submit the appropriate mandatory dissolution of marriage documents to the county court. You can visit the Minnesota state statutes located at: to learn more about these documents. You will discover that some documents may be provided by the Minnesota Legal System and others must be constructed on a case-by-case basis containing certain information and criteria to adhere to the Minnesota Laws and the filing requirements.