Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Divorce in Minnesota

What is the difference between divorce and dissolution of marriage in Minnesota? The term divorce was used universally until the mid-1970’s. At that time the State of Minnesota and many other states changed the terminology of divorce to “marriage dissolution” (i.e. the marriage is dissolved.) Family law is the entire subject area relating to the relationships of husbands and wives, parents and children. It is also sometimes called domestic relations.

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