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MICHIGAN'S LAWS ON DIVORCE
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
A: Filing fees for a divorce varies depending on where you are filing and whether you have a minor child. You can expect to pay between $175 and $250.
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.
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.
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.
A: Yes. Payment plans are available.
A: We accept payments in cash, personal check, money orders, cashier checks, and major credit cards.
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.