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Understanding Michigan’s Divorce Laws & Procedures

In order to file for divorce in Michigan, you need to be a resident in the state for at least 180 days prior to filing the divorce petition. Additionally, you must be a resident of the county you plan on filing in for at least 10 days.

Michigan is a “no-fault” divorce state, which means the only ground for divorce is an irrevocable breakdown in the marriage. However, fault is taken into consideration when determining property division, child custody, and alimony.

There are two main types of divorce: contested divorce and uncontested divorce. A contested divorce means that both parties do not agree on one or more divorce issues (e.g. child custody, child support, alimony, property division, etc.), which often takes longer to resolve and may lead to court litigation. On the other hand, an uncontested divorce means both parties agree on all divorce issues, so finalizing a divorce is much faster and less costly.

Keep in mind, if there are no children involved in a Michigan divorce, it may be granted within 60 days. When there are children, you must wait until six months have passed for a divorce to be granted.

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Law Office of John Little, PLLC Divorce Legal Counsel

Getting a divorce is one of the toughest decisions to make, especially if there are children and a significant amount of assets involved. Your spouse may do whatever it takes to gain the upper hand during the legal process and ensure he/she obtains the most favorable outcome, which means you could be left with hardly anything to begin your new chapter in life and thrive. That is why you need a skilled attorney on your side to get the best possible result.

If you are interested in filing for divorce in Michigan, let the Law Office of John Little, PLLC help you get the fresh start you deserve. Our Royal Oak divorce lawyer can protect your rights and best interests from start to finish.

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