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Frequently Asked Questions

Insight from an Experienced Michigan Divorce Lawyer

The decision to follow through with a divorce can take a significant toll on your emotional and financial state. Having sound legal guidance from a seasoned Michigan divorce attorney can help you navigate through the various proceedings of the divorce process. They can ensure your rights and best interests are protected from beginning to end.

What is determined in the divorce process?

During the divorce process, many matters will be discussed in length in order to find a proper settlement, including the following:

  • Division of property
  • Alimony
  • Child custody
  • Child support

What are the grounds for divorce in Michigan?

Since Michigan is a no-fault state, in order to get a divorce, your marriage must be irretrievably broken with no reasonable possibility of reconciliation. You do not have to provide proof explaining why you chose to file for a divorce. No-fault laws only requires one spouse to claim that the marriage is irretrievably broken.

How long does it take to get a divorce?

The time frame of a divorce varies depending on numerous different circumstances. The minimum time period a divorce can be granted is 60 days, if there are no children involved. If there are children involved, then a divorce can be granted after at least six months.

What are the residency requirements to divorce in Michigan?

If you are filing for divorce, you or your spouse must have lived in the state of Michigan for at least 180 days before the initial filing. You must also be a resident in the county you petitioned in for at least 10 days before filing for divorce.

What forms must I file in order to begin the divorce process?

In order to begin the divorce process, you must fill out a summons and complaint form. After filing the required paperwork, you must have another adult serve the forms to your spouse in person. Whomever you asked to serve the papers must complete a Proof of Service form, in which you must then file it with the county clerk.

Why should I hire an attorney?

Due to the various complexities of the divorce process, it is highly advisable to obtain a knowledgeable Michigan divorce attorney if you a considering a divorce or were served with divorce papers. A professional legal advocate can ensure you rights are protected as they work diligently to secure your best interest and future. They have a firm understand of Michigan divorce laws and can be able to provide valid advice and guidance.

If you would like to obtain more information on divorce in Michigan, please do not hesitate to contact FasTrack Divorce of Michigan today!