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Michigan Divorce Laws & Resources

UPDATED: February 26, 2020

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This page provides a wealth of information and links to Michigan divorce laws, resources and articles on special topics, such as divorce and taxes and divorce and estate planning. You can research the Michigan Code on your own or simply consult with an attorney specializing in Michigan divorce law.

Michigan Divorce Resources:

Domestic Violence
This excellent resource includes names and phone numbers for anti-domestic violence assistance programs for every county in Michigan, along with some statewide services.

Michigan Child Support Enforcement
This Department of Health & Human Services-run website provides comprehensive information on many different legal issues including all issues related to child welfare. It is a resource for those seeking to receive child support payments, and those seeking to make those payments.

Michigan Legal Aid
This site provides information on how to get legal assistance as a low income resident of Michigan. It includes articles, some forms, and a directory for lawyer assistance. You may also find the same information on this site in the sections below, or by following this link.

Free Advice Divorce Articles:
Common Law Marriages
Dividing Up Property in a Divorce: Community Property vs. Equitable Distribution
The Divorce Process: From Separation to Final Judgment
Ending a Marriage or Taking a Break
Effect of Premarital Agreements on Divorce
Effect of Divorce on Taxes
Effect of Divorce on Estate Planning/Wills

Michigan Family Law Statutes:

Michigan Legal Separation: Michigan Revised Statutes Section 552.7

Michigan Divorce:
Grounds/Fault - No-Fault: Michigan Revised Statutes Section 552.6
Residency/Where to File: Michigan Revised Statutes Section 552.9
Divorce Mediation: Michigan Revised Statutes Section 552.513
Annulment: Michigan Revised Statutes Section 552.14

Michigan Divorce and Finances:
Property Division/Debts: Michigan Revised Statutes Sections 552.19, 552.101, 552.401
Spousal Support: Michigan Revised Statutes Sections 552.13, 552.23

Michigan Divorce and Children:
Child Custody: Michigan Revised Statutes Section: 552.16 and 722.23
Child Support: Michigan Revised Statutes Sections 552.15. 552.16, 552.23

Michigan Divorce/Child Support/Child Custody Lawyers:
Find an experienced Michigan Divorce Attorney at
Find an experienced Michigan Child Support/Custody Lawyer at
How a Family Lawyer Can Help

Michigan Online Divorce Services: – An online documentation service that helps users file for divorce. – Offers an affordable way to file for uncontested divorces online.

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