After you have prepared and filed all the necessary paperwork for a Minnesota divorce, you must then serve your spouse with those documents. The service process is quite important, as it provides legal notice of the court action and gives the person being served an opportunity to appear and provide his or her own point of view.
Where you send the paperwork depends on whether your spouse already has legal counsel. If your spouse does not have a lawyer, you should serve the paperwork at your spouse’s home address. If he or she has already retained an attorney, you should serve the attorney, instead of sending the paperwork directly to your spouse.
There are various special service rules in Minnesota by which you must abide. For instance, you have two simple options for service:
For more information and guidance on serving divorce paperwork in Minnesota, contact an experienced divorce lawyer with Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A.
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