Divorce is a process for ending a marriage. The law in Michigan requires that the court find there has been a breakdown of the marital relationship to the extent that the objects of matrimony have been destroyed, and there remains no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved. Without children, the minimum time period for a divorce is 60 days. With children it is 180 days, though in some circumstances the courts will waive the time period if everyone agrees. A normal divorce takes from six to nine months unless there are some very complicated issues. The outer limit for a divorce is one year from start to finish.
Every situation is different. Henry S. Gornbein and Delia A. Miller are glad to advise you and answer your questions with regard to your situation and exactly what you can expect as you go through the divorce process. It is not only an important legal process, but a very emotional one. It is one of the most psychologically traumatic events in one’s lifetime. The worst thing is the loss of a child, second, the loss of a spouse, and third is a divorce. We try to handle every situation in a very sensitive, supportive, and caring manner, while providing you with the utmost in legal advice and representation.