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How Long Does It Usually Take to Finalize a Divorce?

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Michigan is what is classified as a “no fault” state. In Michigan, the only grounds for divorce are that there has been a breakdown of 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.” The court possesses the power to terminate a partnership between two parties regardless of what “sins” one party perpetrated against the other. However, fault does play an influential role when it comes to determining spousal support, property rights, and child custody by the court. 

If there are no children involved in the divorce, then a Michigan court can grant a divorce in as soon as 60 days. When minor children are involved in a divorce, then the divorce cannot be granted until a minimum of 6 months has passed. However, one should bear in mind that these are only minimum time periods, and depending upon the specific circumstances, a divorce case could take significantly longer. For example, a divorce that requires a trial will take much longer than a divorce where disputes have been settled through mediation. 

Regardless of the reasons why a couple chooses to divorce, it is imperative that each party involved in the divorce be represented by a skilled and experienced divorce attorney. A family law attorney will work diligently on behalf of their client to secure the most favorable terms in the divorce to ensure that they and their children are properly cared for, particularly when issues of child custody and child support are involved. 

If you plan on filing for divorce in the state of Michigan, please contact me at the Law Office of John R. Rinn to set up a consultation. No two divorce cases are the same, and I guarantee that I will personally tailor family law solution that will get the results you need. Contact me today!

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