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What should I bring to my first meeting with my attorney? How should I prepare??
ABring with you a completed online form, identification, social security card, and as much information about your case as possible.

What are the legal grounds (reasons or justifications) for obtaining a divorce?

AMichigan is a no-fault divorce state. To obtain a divorce, you only need to claim that there has been a “breakdown of the relationship to the extent that the objects of matrimony have been destroyed and there remains no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved.” This means a divorce will be granted regardless of the fault of either party.

What if my spouse does not want the divorce?


Only one party has to claim that the relationship is broken. Your spouse may be able to slow the proceedings, but they can’t stop the divorce from happening.


How long does it take to get divorced?

AIf you and your spouse have no children, your divorce can be granted in as few as 60 days. If you do have children, your divorce can’t be granted until at least six months have passed. These minimum waiting periods may be extended depending on the circumstances of your particular divorce case, though.
Are there residency requirements to file for divorce?
AYes, the person filing the divorce petition must have been a resident of Michigan for at least 180 days and a resident of the county in which the petition is filed for at least 10 days.