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Divorce Lawyer

Divorce often comes with emotional turmoil and difficult legal issues. As an experienced family law firm, Martine Law has helped our clients through divorce cases, fighting for just solutions to keep people honest. If you are going through a divorce, you are not alone. Our Minneapolis divorce legal team can work with you to make the divorce process as simple as possible.

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Our Minneapolis Divorce Services

The divorce rate in Minnesota is 10.20%. Even so, it is comparatively easier to get a divorce in Minnesota than in other states. Under Minn. Stat. § 518.06(1), if a judge determines that your marriage has experienced an “irretrievable breakdown,” the judge may issue you a divorce.

You and your spouse are not required to give a cause for your divorce that is based on fault. In fact, Minnesota does not recognize fault-based grounds for divorce, unlike many other states.

Our team of qualified divorce lawyers here to help you walk through the divorce process one step at a time.

Property division is a key component of divorce that you can’t afford to overlook. Our divorce lawyers understand the significance of ensuring a fair and equitable split of assets and are committed to helping you navigate this process with ease. We can help you identify and value assets, classify assets as marital or separate property, and negotiate to secure balanced settlements.

At Martine Law, we understand that marriage isn’t always an equal split. Financial circumstances between spouses can differ significantly, and we work hard to ensure you enjoy a comfortable life post-divorce. Our team will assess you and your spouse’s financial situation, considering factors like income, earning capacity, and contributions to the marriage, and advocate for an appropriate spousal support arrangement. Whether it involves negotiating amicable terms or representing our clients in court, we are committed to securing outcomes that align with legal guidelines and your best interests.

Every couple reserves the right to protect their individual rights and assets through a marital agreement. Also commonly known as prenuptial agreements or postnuptial agreements, marital agreements serve as legally binding contracts that outline the division of assets, debts, and other important issues in the event of a divorce. Whether you are considering entering into a marital agreement or seeking assistance with an existing agreement, our divorce attorneys are committed to providing you with comprehensive guidance and support.

We know that your children come first. When you become our client, your children become our priority too. In Minnesota divorce, parents must make decisions regarding legal and physical child custody to ensure their children are properly cared for.

The arrival of an investigator from the Child Protection Services of Minnesota at your door is one of the scariest things that may happen to a parent going through a difficult divorce. Child Protective Services (CPS) is a government organization with extensive investigative powers. While they perform a crucial and essential role in protecting children, they can also go beyond the bounds of their authority and infringe on parental rights. Let our compassionate legal team at Martine Law guide you through the perplexing maze that CPS investigations have created.

The concept of paternity is used to establish whether a person is the child’s biological father. A father has obligations and rights after paternity has been established. If you are requesting child support for your child or being asked to contribute to child support during a divorce, you will need to establish paternity. Our divorce lawyers can help. We handle many paternity-related issues, including:

  • Paternity establishment by either blood testing or signing a birth certificate
  • Paternity disputes or complaints in a court of law
  • Child support
  • Custody and visitation matters for fathers
  • Enforcement of or modification of court orders on child support, visitation, or custody matters

At Martine Law, our team aims to ensure that you fully understand Minnesota law when it comes to the issues involved in your divorce.

We are well-versed in practicing family law and are able to give you a wide range of legal options.

What Our Clients Say

“The Martine Law team was absolutely amazing, companionate & caring with my divorce. I didn’t feel like I was alone and always had support from someone who knew the system. I am looking forward to being a happy father spending quality time with my daughters, and I plan to share my happiest moments with them. Attorney Rhiley O’Rourke gave me hope, and if you’re a father who loves his children, she has my full and complete recommendation.”

Matthew S.

“Mr. Martine did an excellent job with my divorce and was able to negotiate the financials in a fair and diplomatic manner. I am so grateful to have met an attorney who didn't waste time and dollars. He was direct and effective at wrapping things up quickly. I would highly recommend him.”


Our Minneapolis Divorce Process


Call (612) 979-1305 to speak to an intake specialist. Available 24/7.

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We’ll discuss your situation and desired outcomes, and determine if we can help.


If we’re a good fit, we’ll fight to get you the best results possible!

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Divorce Frequently Asked Questions

What are the grounds for divorce in Minnesota?

Minnesota is a no-fault divorce state, which means that you do not need to prove any specific wrongdoing by your spouse to file for divorce. The only ground required is an “irretrievable breakdown” of the marriage, indicating that there is no hope for reconciliation. This simplifies the process and focuses on resolving issues such as property division, child custody, and support.

What is the process for filing for divorce in Minneapolis?

To file for divorce in Minneapolis, one spouse must file a Summons and Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with the family court. The petitioner must then serve the other spouse with the documents. The responding spouse has a certain period to reply. The process includes disclosing assets, debts, income, and expenses, and may involve mediation or settlement discussions. If the parties cannot reach an agreement, the case may go to trial where a judge will make the final decisions on contested issues.

How long will my Minnesota divorce take?

The duration of a divorce in Minnesota can vary widely depending on several factors, such as the complexity of the issues involved, the level of agreement between the spouses, and the court’s schedule. An uncontested divorce, where both parties agree on all terms, can take as little as a few months. However, a contested divorce, involving disputes over property, custody, or support, can take a year or more to resolve. Working with an experienced divorce lawyer can help streamline the process and address any issues efficiently.

How is property divided in a Minnesota divorce?

In Minnesota, property is divided according to the principle of “equitable distribution.” This means that the court aims to divide marital property fairly, though not necessarily equally. Factors considered include the length of the marriage, each spouse’s economic circumstances, contributions to the marriage (including non-financial contributions), and future needs. Non-marital property, such as assets acquired before the marriage or through inheritance or gifts, is typically not divided.

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Contact our Minneapolis Divorce Lawyers Today

Our seasoned divorce lawyers at Martine Law are ready to provide you with the legal support you need. Whether you’re facing property division, spousal support matters, child custody disputes, or other family law matters, our team is dedicated to protecting your rights and interests. Contact us today to speak with an Intake Specialist.

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