Divorce Law

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If you are considering a divorce, speak with a Tri-County divorce lawyer at Goetting Corrado Law Group. We have successfully handled a hundreds of family cases through the years and will put this experience to work for you.  Additionally, we have a team of attorneys and paralegals committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome. If you have specific questions, contact us today to discuss your case.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 varies depending on where you are filing and whether you have a minor child. You can expect to pay between $175 and $250.

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.

43120 Utica Road, Ste 200
Sterling Heights, MI  48314