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GOETTING CORRADO LAW GROUP understands the stress and anxiety associated with family legal issues.  We know when it comes to your children and your future, there is nothing you won’t do to protect them.  Let us assist and guide you through this difficult time.  And remember, as difficult and confusing as things seem now, they will get resolved and you will find peace again.

Divorce Facts

Q: How long does it take to get a divorce in Michigan?

A:         If you do not have any minor children, a divorce can be granted in as soon as 60 days.  If you do have minor children, a divorce usually takes about six months to complete.  Certain factors can prolong a divorce proceeding and we can inform you of those factors at your initial consultation.

Q: How long do I have to live in the State of Michigan before I can file for divorce?

A:         There is a six month residency requirement to file for a divorce in the State of Michigan.  Also, you must also live in the county you are filing in for 10 days prior to filing your complaint.

Q: How much does it cost to file for divorce?

A:        Filing fees for a divorce with children are $230.00 and for a divorce without children the fees are $150.00.

Q: How long does it take to actually file for divorce after consulting with your firm?

A:        We have a quick turn around time for filing divorce.  We can possibly get your case filed within one day if it is necessary.  Usually, it takes less than a week to file your case after your initial consultation.

Q: My spouse has filed for divorce, but I do not want to get divorced. What can I do to stop it?

A: Unfortunately, because Michigan is a no fault divorce state, once a divorce is filed, it cannot be stopped unless the party who filed the case agrees to dismiss the case.

Q: I’ve heard Michigan is a “no fault” divorce state. What does that mean?

A: It is true that Michigan is a “no fault” divorce state. That means that neither the husband nor the wife in the marriage needs to show a reason to file for a divorce. You only need to show the desire to end the marriage.

Q: Are payment plans available?

A:  Yes.  Payment plans are available.

Q: What types of payments do you accept?

A:   We accept payments in cash, personal check, money orders, cashier checks, and major credit cards.

Q: What are your fee requirements?

A:  You can retain our office for legal representation for a small retainer fee.  We will charge you an hourly fee thereafter for work performed.  Payments are due on a monthly basis, for work performed after the retainer fee is exhausted.

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Fax us at 586-580-3011

43120 Utica Road, Ste 200, Sterling Heights, MI  48314

Email us at:

Attorney Talia Goetting: Talia@LawGroupGC.com
Attorney Tonya Corrado: Tonya@LawGroupGC.com
Office Manager Alyssa Perovski: Admin@LawGroupGC.com