Divorce is often the last choice a couple makes. It is full of emotions, second guessing, and stressful. Our team knows the importance of minimizes a client’s stress level and fears throughout the entire process. From our receptionist to our attorneys, everyone at Melissa Pearce & Associates understands the power of calm thinking, respect, and being amicable in reaching settlements that benefit every member of the family. With our team in your corner, the process becomes less frightening and intimidating.

Michigan is one of seventeen states along with the District of Columbia that do not require that parties prove fault to be divorced. It is referred to as “no fault” because a party only must prove to the court that the marriage relationship has been destroyed and there remains no reasonable likelihood of reconciliation. However, to be eligible to file for a divorce, an individual must live in the state for a minimum of six months. The waiting period to be granted a divorce will depend on whether the parties have minor children. If there are children involved, then the mandatory waiting period is six months. However, a judge may grant a request to shorten of the waiting period when the parties can establish that it is in the best interests of the minor children.

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