Divorce

Divorce is a legal process for ending a marriage. Michigan state law requires that a court find that there has been a breakdown of the marital relationship to the extent that the there is no reasonable likelihood that the parties can preserve the marriage.

Without children involved, the minimum time period to complete a divorce in Michigan is 60 days. With children, it is 180 days, although there are times when the court will waive the waiting period.

Most divorces take 6-9 months to complete, although some complicated situations take longer. Divorce is not only a legal process but an emotional one, too. Your attorney should be someone you trust to guide you throughout the ups and downs of this highly vulnerable time, always looking out for your best interests as well as those of your entire family.