Our Michigan Divorce Lawyers represent individual in Divorce and related family issues in all counties that are within the State of Michigan including DetroitDearborn, Dearborn Heights, Ann Arbor, Allen Park, Albion, Lincoln Park, Brighton, Howell, Saline, Monroe, Blissfield, Romulus, Southgate, Wyandotte, Livonia, Dearborn, Westland, Lansing, East Lansing, Okemos, WarrenSterling Heights, Roseville, Eastpointe, Warren, Oak Park, Hillsdale, Inkster, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Whitmore Lake, Plymouth, Farmington, Trenton, Flat Rock, Tecumseh, Clinton, Chelsea, Novi, Garden City, Inkster, Taylor, Livonia, Redford, SouthfieldTroy, Northville, South Lyon, Milan, Brooklyn, Melvyndale, Ecorse, Belleville, CantonWayne CountyOakland County, Washtenaw County, Monroe County, Macomb County. The information contained herein is not legal advice. Any information you submit to us may not be protected by attorney-client privilege. An attorney responsible for the content of this Site is M. Zaher, Esq., licensed in the State of Michigan with offices at 18551 W. Warren Ave., Detroit, MI. 48228. All or some photos shown depict models and may not be actual attorneys or clients.   We are expressly disclaim all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all the contents of this website. We reserve the right , at our sole discretion, to change, suspend, or discontinue all or any part of this website or the content at any time without prior notice or liability. 
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If you or your spouse have made the decision to dissolve your marriage or you are seeking child support from an ex-spouse, it is important to have an advocate by your side that protects your rights as well as the rights of your family
Who Gets Custody?
Agreeing how you’re going to care for your kids with your ex partner - including where they will live now you are separated or divorced - can be a minefield. Currently, most family courts in Michigan decide to leave children with their mothers in the vast majority of divorce cases. Also, the family court can decide the arrangements for a child spending time with either parent or keeping in contact with them. We know, however, that court proceedings can be lengthy, expensive and stressful. There are a number of strategies that we can use to help improve the situation without having the court involve. 
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How long a divorce in Michigan takes

There is no way to know exactly how long it will take to get a divorce. The length of time depends on many things. If both spouses can agree on how to settle issues in the divorce case, the process will be shorter. However, if both spouses cannot come to an agreement, the divorce process will take much longer and be more costly.


Qualifying to get a divorce

In order to file for divorce in Michigan, one of the parties must be a resident of the state for at least 180 days, and a resident of the county for at least 10 days.


A married couple can get divorced if they can prove to a judge there are "irreconcilable differences" between them. 


Property and pets

When dividing property, Michigan divorce courts consider three primary factors. These include:

1- Marital property 
2- Value of the marital property 
3- Equitable distribution 


Maintenance

The judge can order that one spouse pay the other spouse maintenance. This used to be called "alimony" or "spousal support." Learn more about getting maintenance after a divorce.

Children

The judge will also set rules for spouses that have minor children (under 18 years old):


You do not need to have a legal separation or even be living apart to file for divorce in Michigan. 
Michigan is a “no fault” divorce state. No fault means you don't have to prove cheating, abandonment, cruelty, or anything else to get a divorce.
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Contested Divorce

Contested divorces can take more than 6 months to be resolved. In this situation, spouses disagree about any of these things:

Whether to get a divorce
Where the children should live
Where a companion animal should live
How much child support should be paid
How property should be split up
Who should pay certain debts
Whether "maintenance" or spousal support (alimony) should be paid

Uncontested Divorce

An uncontested divorce occurs when: (a) there are no disputes or disagreements between you and your spouse over any financial or divorce-related issues (i.e., child custody and support, division of marital property or spousal support); and (b) your spouse either agrees to the divorce or fails to to file a formal response with divorce court. More clear that all factors, i.e. marital home, assets, debts, custody, visitation, alimony, child support, even the family dog, have been amicably resolved between the Husband and Wife. 
High Net Worth Divorce

Divorce cases can become incredibly complex when one or both spouses earn a large income or own valuable property. We work with spouses who have a high net worth to help them fully understand the issues involved in identifying and dividing marital assets (including real estate, vehicles, valuable jewelry or artwork, investment accounts, and inheritances) and determining the correct amount of spousal support (alimony) and child support.
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