The State of Michigan offers no-fault divorces. In order to file for divorce in Michigan, one party must state in the divorce complaint that the marriage is “irretrievably broken” (commonly known as irreconcilable differences, the two parties no longer get along with each other. Basically, no-fault divorce means that there is no need to allege for example adultery, mental cruelty, abandonment, and drug or alcohol abuse in order to obtain the divorce in Michigan. If you’ve decided to file for divorce in Michigan, there are some issues you’ll need to resolve during the divorce process if you and your spouse have children or assets.
Under Michigan law, there is a waiting period before a divorce can be granted. If you have no children with your spouse, there will usually be at least a 60-day waiting period before the court will grant your divorce. If you do have children, the waiting period may be six months. However, this 180-day waiting period may be reduced if “undue hardship” can be proven, but in no case can the waiting period be shortened to less than 60 days.
In order to file for divorce in Michigan one or both spouses must have resided in Michigan for at least six (6) months immediately prior to filing for the divorce.
If you are contemplating filing for divorce in Michigan you probably have many questions about the process of divorce, the costs, the time that will be involved and how it will affect your children and or family members.
It is important to protect your legal rights during the divorce process. Hiring a divorce lawyer in Michigan offers many advantages: 1) they know the Michigan family law and stay up to date on changes in divorce law; 2) they know how and when to file divorce complaint and motions with the court; 3) they have experience property division, spousal support and child custody; and 4) they know local judges and are familiar with local court procedure.
We can help you determine if your divorce is an uncontested or contested matter. If an agreement is already worked out by parties in which all terms have been agreed to, including custody and parenting time, child support, alimony and property division, we can assist you by drafting the agreement so it can be presented to court to be accepted and a final divorce judgment issued.
If you and your former spouse have unresolved issues, we can represent you in a contested divorce action. We will aggressively negotiate on your behalf with respect to every family law issue that is relevant to your situation. We are fully prepared to advocate on your behalf in court, engaging in litigation when it is in your best interests.
Our Michigan Divorce Lawyers in Detroit represent individuals in Divorce and related family issues in all counties that are within the State of Michigan including Detroit, Ann Arbor, Allen Park, Albion, Lincoln Park, Brighton, Howell, Saline, Monroe, Blissfield, Romulus, Southgate, Wyandotte, Livonia, Dearborn, Westland, Lansing, East Lansing, Okemos, Warren, Sterling Heights, Roseville, Eastpointe, Battle Creek, Oak Park, Hillsdale, Inkster, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Whitmore Lake, Plymouth, Farmington, Trenton, Flat Rock, Tecumseh, Clinton, Chelsea, Novi, Garden City, Westland, Northville, South Lyon, Milan, Brooklyn, Melvindale, Ecorse, Belleville, Canton, Wayne County, Oakland County, Ingham County, Washtenaw County, Monroe County, Macomb County, Livingston County, Shiawassee County, Clinton County, Eaton County, Calhoun County, Branch County, Hillsdale. For a confidential consultation, contact our office in Southfield at 248-281-6299. The office maintains regular office hours and meets with clients by appointment. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted.