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Michigan Divorce Laws

Michigan Residency Requirements
A judgment of divorce shall not be granted by a court in this state in an action for divorce unless the complainant or defendant has resided in this state for 180 days immediately preceding the filing of the complaint, the complainant or defendant has resided in the county in which the complaint is filed for 10 days immediately preceding the filing of the complaint. The divorce is typically filed with in county in which the filing spouse lives. (Michigan Compiled Laws - Section: 552.9)
Michigan Divorce Grounds:
A complaint for divorce may be filed in the circuit court upon the allegation that there has been a breakdown of the marriage relationship to the extent that the objects of matrimony have been destroyed and there remains no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved. In the complaint the plaintiff shall make no other explanation of the grounds for divorce than by the use of the statutory language. (Michigan Compiled Laws - Section: 552.6)
Michigan Property and Debt Division
The circuit court of this state may include in any decree of divorce or of separate maintenance entered in the circuit court appropriate provisions awarding to a party all or a portion of the property, either real or personal, owned by his or her spouse, as appears to the court to be equitable under all the circumstances of the case, if it appears from the evidence in the case that the party contributed to the acquisition, improvement, or accumulation of the property. The decree, upon becoming final, shall have the same force and effect as a quitclaim deed of the real estate, if any, or a bill of sale of the personal property, if any, given by the party's spouse to the party. (Michigan Compiled Laws - Section: 552.19, 552.101 and 552.401)
 
Michigan Spousal Support, Maintenance, or Alimony:
Upon entry of a judgment of divorce or separate maintenance, if the estate and effects awarded to either party are insufficient for the suitable support and maintenance of either party and any children of the marriage as are committed to the care and custody of either party, the court may further award to either party the part of the real and personal estate of either party and spousal support out of the real and personal estate, to be paid to either party in gross or otherwise as the court considers just and reasonable, after considering the ability of either party to pay and the character and situation of the parties, and all the other circumstances of the case. (Michigan Compiled Laws - Section: 552.13, 552.23 and 552.452)
Michigan Custody and Visitation:
The following factors to be considered, evaluated, and used by the court to determine what is in the "best interests" of the children when establishing a child custody order: (1) The love, affection, and other emotional ties existing between the parties involved and the child. (2) The capacity and disposition of the parties involved to give the child love, affection, and guidance and to continue the education and raising of the child in his or her religion or creed, if any. (3) The capacity and disposition of the parties involved to provide the child with food, clothing, medical care or other remedial care recognized and permitted under the laws of this state in place of medical care, and other material needs. (4) The length of time the child has lived in a stable, satisfactory environment, and the desirability of maintaining continuity. (5) The permanence, as a family unit, of the existing or proposed custodial home or homes. (6) The moral fitness of the parties involved. (7) The mental and physical health of the parties involved. (8) The home, school, and community record of the child. (9) The reasonable preference of the child, if the court considers the child to be of sufficient age to express preference. (10) The willingness and ability of each of the parties to facilitate and encourage a close and continuing parent-child relationship between the child and the other parent or the child and the parents. (11) Domestic violence, regardless of whether the violence was directed against or witnessed by the child. (l) Any other factor considered by the court to be relevant to a particular child custody dispute. (Michigan Compiled Laws - Section: 552.16 and 722.23)
Michigan Child Support:
A formula is used in establishing and modifying a child support amount and health care obligation. The formula is based upon the needs of the child and the actual resources of each parent. The formula establishes a minimum threshold for modification of a child support amount. The formula considers the child care and dependent health care coverage costs of each parent. The formula includes guidelines for setting and administratively adjusting the amount of periodic payments for overdue support, including guidelines for adjustment of arrearage payment schedules when the current support obligation for a child terminates and the payer owes overdue support. A child support order shall provide that payment shall be made to the friend of the court or the state disbursement unit. If the parent complained of opposes the entry of the order upon the ground that he or she is without sufficient financial ability to provide necessary shelter, food, care, clothing, and other support for his or her child or children, the burden of proving this lack of ability is on the parent against whom the complaint is made. (Michigan Compiled Laws - Section: 552.15. 552.16, 552.452)

Michigan Common Questions

How Do I Know if I Should File in Michigan?
One would typically file for divorce in the state in which he or she or his or her spouse resides. If you have recently moved to a new state and wish to file in that new state, you may have to establish residency prior to filing.

If you are in the military and are stationed on a base outside your residency state, you typically are able to file in that state or in your residency state.

If you are in the military and are stationed overseas, you would typically file in your home residency state.

Can I Use 3StepDivorceTM if I Have Children?
Yes. The system and your documents will address all the issues regarding your children such as, but not limited to; custody arrangements, visitation and time-sharing, child support, and medical coverage.
How Much Are the Michigan Filing and/or Court Fees?
The filing and/or court fees are not included in our fee and typically range from $50.00 to $350.00 in total depending on your location of filing and whether or not you have children. The 3StepDivorce service will typically help you yield the lowest filing fee for you because both you and your spouse are in agreement.
How Long Will the Process Take in Michigan?
The process takes an average of less than 1 hour to answer the required questions and generate the documents. Once you file your documents with the court according the filing procedures, the length of time will vary depending on the number of cases in front of yours. Each court has only one or just a few Judges, Masters, or Referees to review all the pending cases.
Should I File or Should My Spouse File?
As a rule of thumb, for uncontested divorces, the spouse who really wants the divorce to be finalized typically does the filing.
Where and How Do I File My Documents?
The documents are filed at your local county courthouse in the family law or domestic relations division or department. Inside your account you will receive step-by-step filing procedures.
 
Can I Mail or Fax My Documents to the Clerk?
Many courts do permit you to mail and/or fax the documents. This will vary from county to county and state to state, so it will be best to check with the clerk at the courthouse when you are ready to file.
Do I Have to Go to Court in Michigan?
Depending on your state and your situation, you may or may not have to attend a short hearing. Most of the time when a hearing is required, it only lasts 10-15 minutes and only the filing spouse must attend. The hearing is where you will be granted your divorce and the judge will sign the final judgment or decree.
Do I Have to Also Hire a Lawyer?
3StepDivorce is designed for you to do your own uncontested divorce without hiring a lawyer. You will be acting as your own lawyer and filing for your own divorce. Should you need or desire legal advice or should your divorce become contested, we do suggest you hire the services of a lawyer.
Will My Name Also Be Changed?
The wife has the option to change her name back to her former or maiden name through the 3StepDivorce solution.
When is the Divorce Actually Finalized in Michigan?
The divorce is typically finalized when the Judge signs the final judgment or decree. We give a window of 30-90 days from the filing date, but this will vary due to case load at the courthouse and any mandatory waiting periods.

Michigan Divorce Forms

This is a partial list of the Michigan divorce forms you will receive with your Michigan 3StepDivorceTM Premium Online Divorce account. Each state has unique forms and requirements for filing for a divorce, which is why we provide Michigan specific forms and filing procedures. This is not your typical fill-in the blank divorce kit.

Michigan Forms: Our smart question and answer technology will allow you to easily complete your Michigan divorce forms for an uncontested divorce. Our goal is to make "doing your own divorce", fast, easy, and affordable.

Michigan Divorce Forms List
(divorce forms delivered through the system may vary on a case-by-case basis depending on whether or not you have children)
  • Michigan Filing Procedures
  • Summons
  • Petition for Divorce
  • Verified Statement
  • Marital Settlement Agreement
  • Schedule for Visitation/Parenting Time of Minor Children
  • Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act Affidavit
  • Affidavit Regarding the Children (attach to UCCJEA Affidavit)
  • Michigan Child Support Formula Manual
  • Child Support Recommendation Worksheet A
  • Child Support Recommendation Worksheet B
  • Child Support Recommendation Worksheet C
  • Child Support Recommendation Worksheet D
  • Child Support Recommendation Worksheet E
  • Agreement Suspending Immediate Income Withholding
  • Order Suspending Immediate Income Withholding
  • Answer and Waiver
  • Notice of Hearing
  • Decree of Divorce
  • Record of Divorce or Annulment
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Step 1. You create a private online account by providing your billing information and establishing your username and password. Once this is done you can begin your personal and secure Michigan divorce account.

Step 2. When logged in, you answer a few easy (non-legal) questions at your own pace.

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Remember: With this premium service you are able to login and logout of the secure environment at any time. This means that you can complete the questions at your own pace as well as share the login information with your spouse for his or her participation if desired. All of the questions you answer are saved and each answer may be altered at any time. You may reprint or alter your documents as necessary with no additional fees.

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