Understanding Divorce in Minnesota
Sept. 10, 2023
Do I Need an Attorney to Get Divorced in Minnesota?
You never are required to have a divorce lawyer in Minnesota. However, even the simplest divorces may have issues that cause problems in the future if they are not resolved correctly. Fixing something that is broken can also be far more costly. The old adage rings true, that an ounce of prevention can be better than a pound of cure.
How Much Will a Divorce Cost?
The cost of a divorce often depends on the ability of the parties to cooperate to reach resolutions. Ultimately, most cases are resolved by agreement while some proceed all the way through trials. If the case proceeds to a trial, fees can increase significantly. Good lawyers often find reasonable resolutions early.
How Long Does It Take for A Divorce to Be Final?
A divorce can be completed is days where the parties have agreements and there are two lawyers in volved or no children. In cases without attorneys, the. case can take longer, in part, because hearings are required where children are involved and one or both of the parties is unrepresented. If resolutions are not reached before a trial, the case can take a year or more.