Starting a Divorce - Do it Yourself
Minnesota Guide and File
This free program helps you create the forms to start a divorce. The program works by asking you questions. It uses your answers to fill out your form. You can file your forms with the court electronically. You can also print your forms and take them in person to the court to file.
To start the interview, go to Minnesota Guide and File - Starting a Divorce in MN. Select "Starting a Divorce in MN".
If you do not want to use Minnesota Guide and File to fill out your forms, you can download blank forms for the options below. Forms on the Courts website are organized in "packets" and by individual forms. Packets include form instructions and all individual forms. If you are not sure what form you need, start with the Packet and download each individual form in the packet as you need.
Some of these court forms are Fillable Smart Forms. You can download a PDF or use the Fillable Smart Form to fill in your answers online.
Some Minnesota court forms are “Fillable Smart Forms.” For information and help using Fillable Smart Forms, see Technical Support.