If you are considering divorce and have questions about the legal definitions and what the courts consider grounds for divorce, AMS Mediation can help. Our team stays current with Minnesota divorce law and can provide you support, advice and guidance about how best to proceed through the process, should you decide to pursue a divorce. Regulations about what type of circumstances must be in place in order to get a divorce are known as grounds for divorce. Common grounds for divorce include adultery, domestic violence, and sexual harassment. Different states accept different grounds for divorce.
Grounds for Divorce
Grounds for divorce fall into one of two broad categories: fault and no-fault divorces. Minnesota is known as a no-fault state, which means that you do not have to prove that your spouse was at fault in order for a court to grant your divorce. You can instead divorce on grounds of irreconcilable differences, which basically means that you and your spouse are unable to get along and there is no realistic chance that you will resolve this. No-fault divorces have become more popular over the last decade in large part because no-fault divorces can be resolved more quickly and often with less stress.
Benefits of Using Divorce Mediation
Mediation is an excellent way to resolve a no-fault divorce. Rather than focusing on blame, you and your spouse can turn that energy into resolving issues like division of joint property, how to divide time with your children (parenting plan) and whether spousal support or child support payments are necessary. AMS Mediation can facilitate the divorce mediation process, guiding you through the entire process from start to finish. When your divorce settlement is finalized, we can also help you file it with the court system. Mediation allows you to resolve all of these complex issues without litigation. This can save a couple significant time and money, which also decreases the overall stress related to a divorce.
Experienced Minnesota Divorce Mediator
There are countless reasons why couples choose to divorce and very often, there is much conflict on your path to this decision. Partnering with an experienced and trusted mediation team like AMS Mediation will make the process smooth so that you can focus on healing for yourself and your children so that you can all find your way forward toward a new life. If you have questions about the divorce process, call AMS Mediation at 952-252-1492 to schedule a free no risk consultation.