If you have already been married and divorced and are considering the possibility of getting divorced again, you might be concerned that there are legal limits to the number of times you can have a divorce finalized in Michigan. Or, if you were divorced in another state, you might be worried that you will be ineligible for another divorce because of your divorce history in another location. In short, you can get divorced as many times as you need to, as long as you meet certain requirements under Michigan law. To be clear, Michigan law does not place a limit on the number of times you are able to get divorced. What are some of the factors that you will need to consider when it comes to multiple divorces?
There is no limit on the number of times you can get divorced as long as you meet residency requirements and other requirements under Michigan law, which we will discuss below. The residency requirements say that you or your spouse must have been living in Michigan for at least 180 days prior to filing for divorce in Michigan.
Previous Divorce Filing in Another County or State Must Have Been Resolved
If you filed for divorce previously in another county or state, as long as that case has been resolved, you can file for divorce again in your current county in Michigan. If you have a divorce case that is still pending in another state or county, that case will need to be resolved. In other words, you cannot file for divorce again if you have a pending divorce filing.
Waiting Period After You File
You will need to satisfy a divorce waiting period after each divorce case that you file. If you have no minor children from your marriage and neither spouse is pregnant, the waiting period is 60 days. If you do have minor children from the marriage or one of the spouses is pregnant, the waiting period is six months.
Pleading for a No-Fault Divorce
You will also need to plead that there has been a breakdown of the marriage. Because irreconcilable differences exist, no attempts at fixing the relationship will be in anyone’s best interests. If the court finds evidence presented in the divorce case to show this breakdown of the marriage relationship, the divorce can be granted. There is no limit on the number of times you can get divorced as long as evidence can be presented for a no-fault divorce.
Contact a Michigan Divorce Attorney
Do you have questions about filing for divorce after a previous divorce? Whether you have questions about multiple divorce or need assistance with your specific case, one of our experienced Michigan divorce attorneys can begin working with you today. Divorce law in Michigan can be complicated, and it is important to ensure that you have met the eligibility requirements and can move forward with your divorce case. Contact the Law Offices of Michael A. Robbins today for more information about our divorce services.