What is the process of divorce in Michigan?

What is the process of divorce in Michigan?

Either you or your spouse must have lived in Michigan for at least the last six months before filing. You must file your divorce in circuit court in the county where either you or your spouse has lived for at least ten days before filing. Most people file in the county where they live, but you do not have to.

How long does it take for a divorce to be finalized in Michigan?

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Typically, most divorces in Michigan take 60 days to nine months, without children. On the other hand, when children are involved it typically takes between six months and a year to reach a settlement.

What happens when your spouse doesn’t sign the divorce papers?

You and your divorce attorney will simply have to file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with the courts. This can be done without a spouse’s signature. After filing, the paperwork will be served to your spouse by a process server. Your spouse will then have 20 days to file a response with the court.

What if wife doesn’t want divorce?

In a marriage, both people have to agree to participate. But ending the marriage works differently. The court needs to agree to grant the divorce, not the other person in the marriage. You can file your divorce papers with the court, and your wife can argue against as many points in the agreement as she wants to.