Dakota County Divorce Attorney

The law firm, Blahnik Law Office, PLLC, represents clients in Dakota County and other surroundings areas. The law firm handles numerous divorce and family law cases venued in Dakota County.  Dakota County is in the First Judicial District in the State of Minnesota.  There are three Courthouses located within Dakota County:

  • Hastings Courthouse (Dakota County Judicial Center * 1560 Highway 55, Hastings, Minnesota 55033)
  • Apple Valley Courthouse (Dakota County Western Service Center * 14955 Galaxie Avenue West, Apple Valley, Minnesota 55124)
  • West St. Paul Courthouse (Dakota County Northern Service Center * One Mendota Road West, West St. Paul, Minnesota 55118)

For the most part, when commencing a divorce, child custody or other family law proceeding in Dakota County Minnesota, you may file the initial Summons and Petition for Dissolution of Marriage in any of the three Courthouses (Dakota County Judicial Center, Dakota County Western Service Center or the Dakota County Northern Service Center).  In most situations, once the Summons and Petition are filed with a particular Courthouse in Dakota County, all divorce or family law proceedings will be heard in that particular Courthouse.  However, if the family law proceeding leads to an actual trial, the trial will likely be held at the Dakota County Judicial Center in Hastings, Minnesota. 

Dakota County Family Law Lawyer

The mission of the Dakota County government is to "provide efficient, effective, responsive government that achieves the Board of Commissioners' vision for Dakota County: a premier place in which to live and work." 

If you have a divorce, child custody or other family law matter in Dakota County Minnesota, please contact Blahnik Law Office, PLLC for a free initial consultation to discuss your various options.