Minnesota Divorce Lawyer
Minnesota is a no fault state for divorce. There does not need to be a finding of fault in order for Minnesota to end a marital relationship. The only finding that a court needs to make is that there is an incompatibility of temperament between the husband and wife. the court can make this determination based on the testimony of only one of the spouses.
You are entitled to have a divorce hear in Minnesota when you live in Minnesota and intend to remain living in Minnesota on an indefinite basis. Minnesota has somewhat different rules for jurisdiction in the case of military member stationed outside Minnesota as well as different rules associated with jurisdiction over child custody matters.
Minnesota does allow for an annulment of a marriage under the following five circumstances:
(1) that the party in whose behalf it is ought to have the marriage declared void was under the age of legal consent, and the marriage was contracted without the consent of the parents, guardian, or person having charge of that party, unless, after attaining the age of consent, the party for any time freely cohabited with the other as husband and wife;
(2) that either party was of unsound mind, unless that party, after coming to reason, freely cohabited with the other as husband and wife;
(3) that the consent of either party was obtained by fraud, unless that party afterwards, with full knowledge of the facts constituting the fraud, freely cohabited with the other as husband and wife;
(4) that the consent of either party was obtained by force, unless that party afterwards freely cohabited with the other as husband and wife;
(5)failure to consummate the marriage at the time of the marriage and continuing at the commencement of the action.
Contact Attorney Kenneth M. Wasche for a Free Initial Consultation
Consultations can be scheduled on-site at attorney Kenneth M. Wasche’s Twin Cities office or off-site as necessary. To schedule a free initial consultation with an Minnesota family law lawyer, call 763-280-5100.