In Michigan, most divorces will last several months at least. However, a divorce where minor children are involved will take a minimum of six months to complete if not longer. Most often, the cost of getting divorced depends upon the parties’ ability to agree and, sometimes, compromise on the more difficult issues.
Contrary to what you may have heard or seen on television, fault does not need to be proved in order to obtain a divorce in Michigan. The courts need only find that there has been a breakdown in 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. Keep in mind that this does not mean that fault is never considered in the context of a divorce proceeding. In fact, fault can play a significant role when negotiating the division of property. Thus, if one party carries significantly more fault in the breakdown of the marriage, it is imperative that you seek the advice of an experienced family law attorney who can properly represent your position and argue those salient points at the right time.
At Mihelich & Kavanaugh, PLC, we take a conscientious approach to each and every divorce case, because we understand that your case is unique to your life. Our experienced family law attorneys will meet with you to explain the process to you and discuss a plan for your particular case. If you are contemplating filing for divorce or have already been served with a complaint for divorce, call us and schedule a free in-office consultation with an attorney to discuss your options. Call and schedule your appointment today and get the honest and thoughtful advice that you deserve. Flexible payment plans are available.