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How long does divorce take in Michigan?

Updated: Sep 25, 2020

Divorce in Michigan has required timelines for couples divorcing whether they have children or no children. While you can get a quick “uncontested” divorce, there are still required waiting periods. Let’s look at the two different options:

Divorce WITH children: In a divorce with minor children (under age 18), the Court requires that the parties wait at least six (6) months from the date of the filing of the case before a Judgment of Divorce can be entered. During this time, the parties not only have a “cooling down” period to contemplate their divorce, but the Court process also moves forward with mediation and potentially a trial. Divorce with minor children can be complicated, make sure you have an attorney by your side to guide you through the process and to protect you and your children’s rights.

Divorce WITHOUT child: In a divorce with no children under the age of 18, Michigan requires the parties to wait at least sixty (60) days from the date of the filing of the case. While you can still have an uncontested divorce case, the case still must work its way through the system, often meaning that if you don’t have an attorney that knows the process and can streamline you through it, a case will take much longer than sixty (60) days. See an attorney today to protect your rights.

Attorney Allison Greenlee Korr handles cases in Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, and all surrounding counties, call today for a consultation. 269-381-4471


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