Your friend has a month to month lease and therefore can be asked to move out with 30 days notice in writing. If she doesn't move out then the court process would begin shortly there after. Your friend should call an attorney to discuss her legal rights.
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As a general rule, on a 'no lease'/at will/month to month only requires 30 days notice in writing. Check Michigan's easy to read handbook at http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/publications/tenantlandlord.pdf
SInce your friend wants to leave, shouldn't be a problem. A judge would only be involved if your friend was being kicked out, or evicted. Here, it appears the lease is simply being terminated--on a month to month with no lease, either party can terminate the lease for any reason on proper notice, which it sounds like your friend got.
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