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Minnesota Separation Agreement Template

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Minnesota Separation Agreement Template

Updated August 07, 2023

A Minnesota separation agreement allows married couples to make important decisions regarding their property, monetary obligations, and children in situations where they no longer wish to live together but are not yet ready for divorce.

Minnesota courts recognize legal separation, and it can benefit some couples who do not wish to get divorced for financial or religious reasons, but in some cases, the process in the state can be just as time-consuming as the divorce process (per the Minnesota Judicial Branch).

Is a Separation Agreement Legal In Minnesota?

Yes, couples may form separation agreements and courts will recognize legal separation when it finds that one or both spouses need it.

Source: § 518.06

Legal Separation Requirements

  • Filing Fee: $335
  • Residency: At least one of the spouses must have resided in the state for at least 180 days prior to filing (§ 518.07)
  • Where to File: With the district court covering the county where the filing spouse lives.

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