How to File For Divorce in Michigan
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- OFFICIAL -

HOW TO FILE FOR DIVORCE IN MICHIGAN

- STEP BY STEP GUIDE -

STEP 1 - 2 ways to download the required Michigan divorce papers:

Option A - BLANK MICHIGAN DIVORCE PAPERS

Option B - HAVE DIVORCE PAPERS FILLED IN FOR YOU!

  • $299 Professional Service

STEP 2 - The person that has decided to file for divorce must fill out the following forms and submit to the Michigan County Court Clerk's Office in your county:

  • Complaint for Divorce
 

STEP 3 - Now you must send the following forms to your spouse:

  • Answer and Waiver Form
  • Copy of  Your 'Complaint for Divorce'

STEP 4 - Now you must find a way to get a completed 'Answer and Waiver Form (803D)' from your spouse. Once you receive this form back, you will have to deliver and file it with the clerk.

STEP 5 - Each spouse, on their own, must complete and file with the court the following forms:

  • Disclosure of Income and Health Insurance Information
  • Employment Status Disclosure
  • Marital Settlement Agreement
  • *If you have children, you must fill out the Child Care Verification Form

STEP 6 - The spouse that had originally filed the complaint must completely fill out the Judgment and attach the Separation Agreement and send both the documents to the other spouse. Make 3 copies and keep with you until your court hearing.

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REQUIREMENTS

  • Either party must be a resident for at least 6 months..

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

  • A divorce in Michigan takes a minimum of 6 months from the day the respondent (person not filing) has been either: been served a copy of the summons and petition or the date of appearance of the respondent, whichever is first.

STEP 7 - At this time you are ready to make a date with the court. Complete the Notice of Hearing form and send to your spouse a copy and file it with the court as well as the Judgement.

STEP 8 - At this time you will be provided with a court hearing date. Be sure to bring the Record of Divorce or Annulment to the court hearing. At the hearing or shortly after you will receive a Certificate of Judgement which will be the official form that solidifies your divorce.

 

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