One of the most common questions asked by my clients or potential clients is how long will my divorce take. Generally, a divorce in Minnesota can take anywhere between 30 days to over 1 year. MN courts such as Hennepin, Dakota and Ramsey at times are faster at processing divorces than Scott, Carver and Anoka.
30 day Minnesota divorces are accomplished where individuals engage in an uncontested or collaborative divorce, hire an knowledgeable attorney to guide them through the process and file the correct documents with the court.
MN divorces that take 1 year or more can involve contested issue related to custody, child support, spousal maintenance, and division of assets and debts.
It is better to have a divorce take longer than you hoped than to rush the process and have to go back to court later to readdress issues that should have been resolved in the first place.