Dating after separation how long
If your spouse is completely unresponsive to the divorce petition and does not show up to any hearings, you may obtain a divorce by default, meaning the divorce is granted without input from your spouse.
After filing the petition, if 20 days have passed and you have not received a response, you may file a motion for default with the court clerk.
Most important, you must have an agreement between you as to how you’re going to divide your property and debts; you cannot have any children and both you and your spouse must waive alimony and your right to appeal any part of your divorce agreement.
If you meet these requirements, you can file a Petition for Simplified Dissolution of Marriage and be divorced, usually in less than a month.
Overall, a contested divorce may take anywhere from a few months to more than a year.
As compared with a contested divorce, filing an uncontested divorce may save Minnesota residents both time and money.
With contested divorces, it may take the couple a considerable amount of time to go through the discovery process, which requires the spouses to exchange information about the case.
Further, a summary dissolution is an even faster process, but is only available to couples that meet the state's criteria.
The court will officially dissolve the marriage at the hearing, provided that all information was properly submitted.