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How Long Does A Divorce Take In Minnesota?
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How Long Does A Divorce Take In Minnesota?

Nobody getting married expects to ultimately divorce. If you are facing the end of your relationship, you likely want the process to end as quickly as possible so you can move on to the next chapter of your life. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s not that easy.

At the Minneapolis law offices of Burns & Hansen, P.A., we have helped people in the Twin Cities region and across Minnesota through a wide range of divorce challenges. A simple, uncontested divorce could take as little as four to six weeks. Some complex divorces can take years to resolve. Every divorce is different, and many factors determine how long the process takes. Our attorneys can help your case progress as efficiently as possible while protecting your rights and fighting for your best interests.

How You Can Make the Process Faster

The shortest divorces in Minnesota last about four weeks. To keep the process that short, you and the other party must agree on the terms and cooperate to reach a mutual agreement. These uncontested divorces simply need a judge to sign off on the agreement and enter the judgment.

Contested divorces usually take much longer. When you and the other party disagree on any of the terms of your divorce, negotiations can take months. Heavily litigated divorces can even take years to resolve.

To speed up your divorce, communicate with the other party and be prepared to make compromises. The sooner you come to an agreement, the sooner you can resolve your divorce and move on. If the other party refuses to cooperate or make any concessions, your choice of attorney can make all the difference in how quickly your case resolves.

Trusted Divorce Advice Whenever You Need It

The legal team at Burns & Hansen, P.A., provides honest insight backed by our experience in family law. If you are facing divorce, we offer free initial consultations to help you explore your options and get started. We are here for you every step of the way. Call our Minneapolis office at 952-232-5991 to speak to a proven divorce lawyer, or contact us online to set up an appointment.