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What Documents and Supporting Information are Required to be Submitted with a Divorce Petition in Minnesota?

In Minnesota, the petition for divorce must include: (1) the name (including any prior names) and address of the petitioner; (2) the name (including any prior names) and address (if known) of the defendant; (3) the place and date of the marriage; (4) statements that establish residency for purposes of filing for divorce; (5) the name, social security number, age and birth date of all living minor and dependent children; (6) a statement as to whether any other divorce, separation or custody proceedings are pending in any other court(s); (7) a statement that there has been an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage; (8) any agreements with regard to alimony, child support or custody; (9) and any protection orders. The petition must be verified prior to filing. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 518.10)

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