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Michigan Divorce Waiting Periods

In divorce, most states set divorce waiting periods throughout the process to make sure reconciliation between the couple isn't possible. Michigan divorce law doesn't have a waiting period before a couple files for divorce. As long as the couple meets the Michigan residency requirement, a spouse can file at any time.

In Michigan, the waiting period after filing for divorce is 60 days. The Michigan divorce court may extend the waiting period to six months if a minor child is involved. Michigan divorce law doesn't require either spouse to recognize a remarriage waiting period once the divorce decree is finalized.

Work with a local Michigan divorce lawyer to learn about state requirements that will affect the length and cost of your divorce. Connect today by calling 877-349-1310 or filling out a Michigan divorce case review to get advice on handling your case.

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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.