It Costs How Much?! (Court filing fees)

May 19, 2008

One of the big shocks for anyone getting divorced (or going through any other court proceeding) is the expense of using the court system.  Our courts need money, and they will get money from the people using the court system.  To file any pleadings with the court a party must pay the filing fee.  There can be additional fees for bringing a motion or filing by fax.  In uncontested divorces, only the petitioner may be required to pay the filing fee at the time of the divorce  (however, if the respondent later needs to use the court system, the respondent will pay the filing fee at that time).  For Minnesota divorces, the typical filing fee is $330 ($332 in Hennepin County)

Check out the Minnesota Courts page for more information on Minnesota filing fees.  Including the 4th Judicial District(Hennepin county) fee schedule and the 10th Judicial District    (Anoka, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Pine, Sherburne, Washington, and Wright counties) fee schedule.