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In Michigan, all divorce cases are heard in a county circuit court. In order to file for divorce, the filing party needs to have been a resident in the state for at least 180 days & have lived in the county for at least 10 days at the time of filing. Oakland county circuit court located at 1200 N Telegraph Road, Pontiac, MI 48341 (248) 858-5284. Macomb County Circuit Court in Michigan located at 40 N. Main St. Mt. Clemens, MI 48043 Tel: 586 469 5150. Wayne County Circuit Court located at 2 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226. Washtenaw County Circuit Court located at 101 E. Huron, Ann Arbor, MI 48107, Tel: (734) 222-3270. The information contained herein is not legal advice. Any information you submit to us may not be protected by attorney-client privilege. All or some photos shown depict models and may not be actual attorneys or clients. An attorney responsible for the content of this Site is M. Zaher, Esq., licensed in Michigan with offices at 18551 W. Warren Ave., Detroit, Mi. 48228. 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. This website own by Advanta Law Firm.
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.
In an uncontested action, the spouses go separate ways without a trial and in some cases, without even appearing in court.
Contested divorce means you and your spouse could not agree on the terms of the divorce, or even whether there should be a divorce at all. Some examples of issues that must be resolved prior to the court granting a divorce in Michigan are child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, division of property and debts.
In contested divorces, a judge will have the final say in all terms of the divorce, and will decide:
Division of assets
For divorcing parties of significant means, the issue of property division can become very complex when high assets are involved. Assets need to be properly identified as marital or premarital property, accurately valued and negotiated as to ownership. We know what documents to ask for, including bank statements, deeds, declarations of net worth, corporate financial statements, tax returns and investment records. You should be able to go about your life and work with complete assurance that your legal affairs are being capably handled.
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Michigan is a no-fault state
Michigan Divorce Requirements
In Michigan, the only reason needed to initiate divorce proceedings is an assertion that the marriage is irretrievably broken.
Michigan law does not require one spouse to blame other spouse to get a divorce.
Michigan law requires that the person filing the divorce must have been a state resident for at least 180 days immediately before filing. He or she must also have been a resident of the county in which the complaint is filed for at least ten days.
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If you are faced with a divorce or other family law matter, you may have many questions. Our Michigan divorce attorneys will answer every one of your questions. You may have questions regarding the Michigan divorce laws that apply to your case. You will also want to understand the likely outcome of your case. Call us today
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Filing divorce in Detroit, Michigan, can be a complicated matter, especially if there are assets, property and parenting time that is to be divided amongst the couple filing divorce in Michigan. As an experienced Michigan divorce lawyer our job is to provide expert advice, and work diligently to protect your interests. We handle all manner of divorce cases, including:
Child custody & visitation
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At Advanta Law Firm, our divorce attorney knows that your future, and the future of your children, depends greatly on the outcome of the case that we achieve for you. Place your trust in us to aggressively and persistently protect your rights – we will seek to positively resolve every outstanding issue in your divorce. If you are faced with a divorce, annulment, or other family law matter, you may have many questions about the Michigan divorce process. Our Michigan divorce attorneys will answer every one of your questions. You may have questions regarding the Michigan divorce laws that apply to your case. You will also want to understand the likely outcome of your case.
You need to know how long your case will take to be resolved. You will need to know how much it will cost to reach your desired goals. Our Michigan family law attorneys will answer all of those questions.
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What Is A Contested Divorce?
If the other parent will not modify the parenting plan, you must get an order modifying the parenting plan from the court. Unless there is an immediate emergency (i.e., the child’s life or health is in immediate danger), the court will not modify the parenting plan without holding a hearing and allowing both parents to present their respective views. Even if a court does modify a parenting plan without a hearing because of an emergency, the court will need to hold a hearing shortly after modifying the plan to determine whether the plan should remain as modified or if it needs to be changed back.
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Advanta Law Firm has been providing compassionate divorce legal services 2000. We help you file for divorce and ensure the best possible outcome, while avoiding obstacles and costly litigation in the future. We are always trying to keep our overhead and costs low so that we can pass on the savings to our clients.
Our honest legal service and commitment to excellence have served our clients well, and you can rest assured that we can assist you in your time of need. Our experienced divorce attorneys and dedicated staff can guide you in determining which legal recourse is appropriate for you or your family’s needs.
How To Begin Your Divorce?
Before you file for divorce in Michigan, you need to consider what you want your life to be like after your divorce. It is key to start thinking about this now, before your begin divorce proceedings. Be realistic, but start identifying what is truly important. Figure out what you will need in terms of assets and support from the marriage settlement. We recommend contacting our divorce lawyers to guide and help you with your divorce and related matters.
Understanding the Custody Framework
Michigan Family Laws distinguishes between sole physical and sole legal custody, and carves out visitation rights for the noncustodial parent. If awarded sole legal custody, one parent holds the exclusive responsibility for “decisions relating to the health, education, and welfare of a child.”
An annulment is a way of ending the marriage by determining that the marriage was not valid or legal to begin with. There are just a few grounds to have a marriage automatically annulled, or “void ab initio” meaning “to be treated as invalid from the outset”:
Marrying a relative (sibling, half-sibling, ancestor/descendant, aunt/nephew or uncle/niece)
Fraud in inducement
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