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Divorce In Michigan

Getting A Divorce In Michigan? Know Your Options

While each divorce begins with a Complaint for Divorce and ends with a Judgment of Divorce, today you and your spouse can choose how you come to an agreement through different process options, including some options that were not previously available. Michigan allows for collaborative divorce, summary divorce, divorce agreements reached through mediation, agreements reached through arbitration, or a traditional divorce process.

What Are The Steps For Divorce In Michigan?

When the parties are in agreement, the summary divorce process can provide an efficient, economical and cooperative path to divorce. Check out the Michigan Courts Checklist for more information.

How Long Does Divorce Take In Michigan?

Most divorces in Michigan take 60 days to nine months, without children. However, when children are involved it typically takes between six months and a year to reach a settlement. In some instances, an experienced and knowledgeable divorce attorney might be able to shorten the six-month waiting period if it is in the best interest of the children. 

How Does Divorce Work In Michigan?

Michigan is a no-fault divorce state. A divorce will be granted regardless of the fault of either party. However, fault can come into play when dividing marital assets or when one party asks for spousal support or alimony.





Why Choose Wilson Kester?

 Our Empowered Michigan Divorce attorneys are not only trained in all styles of the divorce process, they are also leaders in the field. Call our office to learn more about how we can help you decide which process is best for you. Over the past few decades, we have successfully represented thousands of clients through the divorce process. It is through this history of experience that we feel confident in saying that no two divorces are the same. Each divorce presents its own unique personal and financial circumstances. Our attorneys are skilled at developing creative and flexible solutions to empower you to build the better life that you envision.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

“I recently went through an incredibly difficult divorce, and I am pleased to say that Wilson Kester provided invaluable assistance throughout the entire process. I cannot speak highly enough of their professionalism, expertise, and dedication to achieving the best possible outcome for their clients."

— Former Client

“Shelley was compassionate and understanding through the whole process. She has an aptitude on how to read people and was very instrumental in helping me deal with my ex-husband effectively.”

— Former Client

“She is well respected in the professional community, which was evident in our court proceedings. Shelley and her staff made me feel extremely comfortable and I knew that my best interest was at heart.”

— Former Client

“My inquiries and concerns were always promptly and thoroughly addressed, even beyond regular business hours. Ms. Kester is extremely knowledgeable in the area of family law.”

— Former Client