Uncontested Divorce Detroit
Uncontested Divorce Detroit
Call:  (248) 931-4415


Timeline for UNCONTESTED DIVORCE in Oakland Wayne and Macomb county:

  • A party must reside in MICHIGAN for 180 days prior to the filing of the complaint for divorce. 

  • A party must reside in the COUNTY where the divorce is filed for at least 10 days prior to filing for divorce.

  • If there are NO CHILDREN - the divorce can take as little as 60 days.

  • If there are CHILDREN - there is a waiting period usually of six months.


Procedure of an UNCONTESTED DIVORCE in Oakland, Wayne, Macomb county:

  • One of the spouses (husband OR wife) meets with the attorney to discuss the COMPLAINT for divorce and sign the paperwork.  The spouse that files the complaint for divorce is the PLAINTIFF.  The other spouse is the DEFENDANT.

  •  The complaint is filed in the Circuit Court of the County where the parties reside.

  •  If necessary, Ex Parte Orders to maintain the status quo are filed along with the complaint. (to maintain health insurance, freeze bank accounts, etc.)  Ex Parte Orders are temporary orders that may be requested at any time after the case is stated and before the judgment of divorce.

  • The COMPLAINT and SUMMONS is served on the other spouse who has 28 days (if served via certified mail / 21 days if personally served) to respond to the service of process by filing an ANSWER.

  • If NO ANSWER is filed by the spouse, the attorney will file a DEFAULT.

  • There are waiting periods as stated above before the hearing.  If there are no children, generally there is a waiting period of 60 days.  If there are children, the waiting period will generally be around six months.

  • If there are children, the parties will meet with the Friend of the Court.  It is necessary for the parties to take tax returns for the last two years to the meeting with the Friend of the Court.  Child Support is determined pursuant to statutory computations based on the Child Support Guidelines of Michigan.

  • The attorney discusses the settlement with the client and the opposing party.




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30850 Telegraph Road
Bingham Farms, Michigan  48025


central location - corner of 13 mile and Telegraph Road



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