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Additional statutes, regulations and opinions may apply to your specific situation.

Source:  Office of the Revisor of Statutes


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General Rules of Practice

(with amendments effective July 1, 2011, unless noted otherwise below)

Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure (rules that govern the process of civil litigation).


What if I Can't Find My Spouse to Serve Papers?

What if I can't serve the papers because I can't find my spouse?

  • If you cannot find your spouse, you must get permission from the court to publish a notice of the divorce in the newspaper or post a notice in the courthouse.
  • This is called a Motion to Serve by Publication or Posting.


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