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Michigan Residency Requirement

Before a couple can file for divorce, one of the spouses must meet the state residency requirement for divorce. In Michigan, the divorce court will not grant a divorce unless either the petitioner or respondent has lived in the state for 180 days before filing the divorce petition. Typically, divorce is filed for in the county where the petition lives. Michigan requires either the petitioner or respondent to have lived in the county where the divorce petition is filed for 10 days.

Speak with a local Michigan divorce lawyer to learn more about state requirements that may affect your divorce, such as Michigan divorce waiting periods. Call 877-349-1310 or fill out a Michigan divorce case review form to get advice about the Michigan divorce process today.

The above synopsis of Michigan divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Michigan divorce attorney in your area.

Michigan divorce laws were last updated May 2009.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.