Often people are married in other countries and move to the United States. For whatever reason, the marriage may not work out and the individual is left wondering if they will be able to obtain a divorce where they now live.

In general, Minnesota will recognize your marriage if it is not prohibited by the laws of the state. If your marriage is recognized, then you are able to petition the court for a divorce in Minnesota.

Some countries have laws that do not recognize actions completed in other places. If you want to get divorced in Minnesota and are not sure if your home country will recognize it, you may want to consult with an attorney in that country prior to going through with it. You may also have to obtain a divorce in Minnesota and also address legal issues in the other country. There is no blanket rule that covers these kinds of matters.