Timeline for UNCONTESTED DIVORCE in Oakland Wayne and Macomb county:
* A party must reside in MICHIGAN for 180 days prior to the filing of the complaint for divorce.
* A party must reside in the COUNTY where the divorce is filed for at least 10 days prior to filing for divorce.
*If there are NO CHILDREN - the divorce can take as little as 60 days.
*If there are CHILDREN - there is a waiting period usually of six months.
Procedure of an UNCONTESTED DIVORCE in Oakland, Wayne, Macomb county:
*One of the spouses (husband OR wife) meets with the attorney to discuss the COMPLAINT for divorce and sign the paperwork.
*The complaint is filed in the Circuit Court of the County where the parties reside.
*The COMPLAINT and SUMMONS is served on the other spouse who has 28 days (if served via certified mail) to respond to the service of process by filing an ANSWER.
*If NO ANSWER is filed by the spouse, the attorney will file a DEFAULT.
*There are waiting periods as stated above before the hearing. If there are no children, generally there is a waiting period of 60 days. If there are children, the waiting period will generally be around six months.
*If there are children, the parties will meet with the Friend of the Court.
* A COURT hearing occurs where the parties meet with a judge in Court. The JUDGMENT of DIVORCE is placed on the record.
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