Divorce Helping Families Like Yours

Grand Rapids Divorce Attorneys

Helping Families Navigate Divorce Kent, Kalamazoo and surrounding Counties

Going through a divorce can be one of the most emotionally challenging periods of your life. The dissolution of a marriage not only signifies the end of a significant relationship but also involves the stressful task of navigating legal complexities, financial concerns, and parenting arrangements. The emotional toll, coupled with these practical challenges, can feel overwhelming.

You do not have to go through divorce proceedings alone. At the MI Family Law Center, our Grand Rapids divorce lawyers exclusively practice family law and are ready to help you navigate this difficult time. We understand the emotional and practical complexities of these proceedings and can provide personalized and compassionate support throughout your case. Our approach is proactive, with an emphasis on investigative research to anticipate opposing arguments and put you in the best possible position. Our team of seasoned legal professionals is also familiar with how Michigan courts adjudicate divorce disputes and will leverage that knowledge to seek optimal outcomes that are consistent with your objectives.

If you are preparing to go through a divorce in Michigan, you deserve capable legal advocates. Call (616) 227-4470 or contact us online today. Se habla español.

Does Michigan Enforce a Divorce Waiting Period?

Michigan does enforce a mandatory divorce waiting period, which is meant to serve as a “cooling-off period” before a divorce can be finalized. This requirement is part of the state’s efforts to give couples a chance to reconsider the decision to end their marriage, especially in cases involving children. For couples without minor children, the waiting period is at least 60 days from the date the divorce complaint is filed. However, for couples with minor children, the waiting period extends to a minimum of 180 days (approximately 6 months).

This waiting period can be waived under specific circumstances, particularly if both parties agree to the waiver and if it can be demonstrated that waiting the entire period would pose a significant hardship or would not be in the children’s best interests. However, such waivers are not granted lightly, and compelling evidence must be provided to justify the exemption.

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Why Choose MI Family Law Center?

What Sets Us Apart
  • Efficient & Informed

    With decades of experience, we thoroughly understand Michigan laws and work systematically to win for you.

  • Family Law is All We Do

    We have helped thousands of Michigan families and we're prepared for whatever your case may bring.

  • Respected in the Legal Community

    We are well-known among judges and colleagues for our ethical practice and the legal education we provide.

  • Proactive Respresentation

    We thoroughly investigate your case and work to anticipate the opposing side's arguments.

We Can Help with Divorce Decree Modification and Post-Judgment Enforcement

Life's circumstances can change significantly after a divorce decree has been issued, potentially leading to the need to modify the original agreement. Whether it's a change in financial circumstances, relocation, or adjustments in parenting schedules, we're here to help you navigate the process of divorce decree modification. Through a detailed assessment of your current situation, we can assist in presenting a compelling case for the adjustment of child support, spousal support, custody arrangements, or visitation schedules. We will work to ensure the new terms accurately reflect your present circumstances and your family’s best interests.

If your ex-spouse is not complying with the terms of your divorce decree, we can also assist in enforcing court-ordered obligations related to property division, spousal support, child support, and custody arrangements. Our approach is to generally seek resolution through negotiation whenever possible to minimize conflict and expense. However, we are fully prepared to take decisive legal action when necessary, including filing motions for contempt or seeking other court interventions, to enforce your rights and ensure compliance.

Get in touch with our experienced legal team today. Call (616) 227-4470 or contact us online to get started.

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