How Long Does Divorce Take in Michigan?

If you have reached that point in your marriage that you feel divorce is the only answer, then most likely you want to come to a resolution quickly. If being married is causing you a lot of strife and stress in your life, then getting it over with is probably the top priority on your mind. One of the most common questions we hear at the Law Offices of Michael A. Robbins in Michigan is: "How long will my divorce take?"

Like most aspects of divorce there is no one set answer for this question. The fact is the length of a divorce will depend on a variety of issues. However, there are some time frames in place in the state of Michigan that can help you get an idea of how long a divorce process will take. If there are no children involved then the minimum requirement in Michigan is 60 days. If children are involved then you will have to wait at least six months before your divorce is granted. The clock begins as soon as one of the two parties officially files for divorce.

However, in order for a divorce to proceed quickly, both parties typically have to be willing to work together to resolve all of the necessary issues. For example even if no children are involved, property division and spousal maintenance are two common problems that divorcing couples must iron out. Many times that can be a very difficult and lengthy process. Additionally, when children are involved, many times it takes parents a lot of extra time to resolve the custody and support decisions of their children. Therefore, while it is possible to get through a divorce relatively quickly, many times it takes longer to get through the entire process.

The bottom line when it comes to the length of a divorce is that without children the minimum wait time is 60 days. However, it could take much longer, depending on all the different circumstances that come into play. Typically, most divorces in Michigan take 60 days to nine months, without children. On the other hand, when children are involved it typically takes between six months and a year to reach a settlement. However, 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.

If you have further questions regarding the length of your divorce, or any other questions about divorce, then please contact us today at the Law Offices of Michael A. Robbins. Just click here to get in touch with us online, or call us at 248-646-7980. We can help you get the through the divorce process as quickly as the law allows.