Oakland County Divorce Lawyer

Before You File for Divorce, Call (248) 565-3800 Today for a Free Consultation

If you are considering a divorce, or if your spouse is pursuing a separation, then you need to be prepared with legal information and advice to protect your rights and your interests.

At the Law Offices of Elaine Stypula, we offer clear, responsive communication to ensure that you are always aware of your legal options and know what to expect ahead, helping you resolve matters of child custody, spousal support, asset division, and so on.

In this challenging time, we want you to be confident about the decisions you make. Our firm is here help you establish a better future. We act as your counselor and your coach!

  • Why Choose the Law Offices of Elaine Stypula?
  • 15+ Years of Legal Experience and a Master’s in Psychology
  • Keeps Caseload Small to Ensure Personalized Service for Each Client
  • Member of Numerous Associations
  • Knowledgeable, Strategic Guidance for Simple & Complex Situations
  • Personally and Promptly Returns Phone Calls
  • Weekend and Evening Appointments Available

Whenever possible, we aim to help our clients to secure amicable resolutions, sparing them the stress, cost, and delay of a trial. Especially when children are involved, our primary aim is to minimize trauma and to preserve the children’s best interests. In some divorces, however, we realize that litigation is unavoidable. We will be ready with the professional and aggressive representation you need if a divorce or custody trial becomes necessary. Whatever challenges you face in your divorce, we are ready to help you face them head-on so you can move forward to a better future.

Michigan Grounds for Divorce

Unlike other states, Michigan is a purely no-fault divorce state which means you don’t have to prove that your spouse committed any type of marital misconduct that caused the breakdown of your marriage. Instead, you simply need to testify that:

  • Your marriage is irretrievably broken
  • There is no chance for reconciliation

You can file for a divorce, even if your spouse is opposed to it. As long as you can testify to the above requirements.

If you’re seeking a more favorable custody or support outcome because your marriage broke down as a result of something your spouse did, then you can present this to the judge and they may take it into consideration.

What is Uncontested Divorce?

An uncontested divorce is a type in which both parties agree to the dissolution of their marriage without involving the court. In an uncontested divorce, spouses can typically negotiate and agree on all relevant issues, such as child custody, spousal support, and division of assets. Generally, an uncontested divorce is quicker than a contested divorce since there are fewer legal disputes to resolve.

On the other hand, A contested divorce is one in which the spouses cannot reach an agreement on matters such as child custody, spousal support, and division of assets. The court must then decide on these issues.

How Long Does It Take to Get a Divorce in Michigan?

In Michigan, an uncontested divorce can take as little as 60 days, while a contested divorce can take anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. The time it takes to get a divorce in Michigan depends on several factors, including whether the divorce is contested or uncontested, whether any children are involved, and the court's workload. 

Here are some of the reasons that can affect the length of time it takes to get a divorce in Michigan: 

  • The complexity of the case 
  • The availability of a judge 
  • The willingness of the parties to cooperate 

Suppose you are considering getting a divorce in Michigan. In that case, it is crucial to speak with an experienced Oakland County family law attorney to estimate how long the legal process will take in your divorce case.

Call (248) 565-3800 or Use Our Online Form Today to Request Your Free Consultation.



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