Macomb County Divorce Lawyers - Clinton Township, Mt. Clemens, Warren
What is “No Fault” Divorce?
In Michigan, all divorce actions are considered “No Fault” divorce. This means that a divorce will be granted even if one of the parties does not want the divorce. The person who files the divorce action is called the plaintiff, and their spouse is called the defendant. An “Uncontested Divorce” refers to a situation where one spouse files for divorce and the other spouse does not “contest” or answer the divorce complaint.
Macomb County, Michigan – Divorce Residency Requirements
The family division of Circuit Court handles all divorce cases in Michigan. There are certain “residency requirements” regarding the County Circuit Court in which you can file for a divorce. If you want to file for a divorce in Michigan, one of the parties must have lived in Michigan for at least 180 days, and one of the parties must have lived in the County where the case will be filed for at least 10 days before filing.
What is the waiting period for Divorce in Michigan? Macomb County Lawyers
If there are no children under the age of 18, there is a 60-day waiting period (from the date of filing) before a divorce can be granted in Michigan. With minor children, the waiting period is generally six months. Divorces, however can take much longer than this if one or both parties can not agree on custody or support and/or the division of property.
Our Macomb County Divorce Lawyers Explain How Divorce Works in Michigan
There are many steps involved in obtaining a divorce in Michigan: a complaint must be filed at the Circuit Court, filing fees must be paid (the filing fee is more if there are children of the marriage under the age of 18), a summons must be issued, the parties must be “served” properly, hearings must be scheduled and noticed, answers must be filed, and hearings must be attended. The end result of the case will be entry of a Judgment of Divorce.
If there are minor children, the divorce judgment will also specify child custody, support, and parenting time. In Michigan, the “Friend of the Court” is the office of the Court that makes evaluations and recommendations regarding child support, custody, and parenting time.
There are many complicated steps involved in obtaining a divorce. The best way to ensure that you will obtain the property division, spousal support, child support, custody and visitation arrangement that you deserve, is to hire a highly experienced and skilled divorce lawyer to fight for your rights.
Our Clinton Township Divorce Lawyers Get the Best Results
Experienced family law attorney Justin Vande Vrede and the lawyers at Lakeside Legal Group have successfully represented hundreds of individuals in their divorces. They will offer you compassionate advice & aggressive representation at affordable rates, to ensure that your rights are protected and you get the results you deserve.
For a FREE CONSULTATION with an experienced, affordable, no fault divorce lawyer call Lakeside Legal Group today: 586-469-0900.
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