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Mark L. Menczer - Michigan Divorce and Family Law Lawyer.

Whether you are merely contemplating divorce or have made a firm decision to end your marriage, it is important to understand the legal options involved. Trusted legal advice can help to guide you through a very difficult time.


You need to sit down with a divorce lawyer to discuss all the issues that accompany divorce, such as child custody, division of assets, child support and alimony. Your lawyer will explain what divorce procedure entails, beginning with initial filing and the summons through final judgment. In discussing the various aspects of divorce, your attorney will advise you of your rights, help you to determine your objectives and assist you in making informed decisions.


At Menczer Law, our approach to divorce involves sitting down with our client's and taking a wide view of our client's responsibilities, assets and family relationships, along with legal parameters set by family law in order to chart the optimum course of legal action.

  • Will negotiating a settlement out of court between spouses that benefit our client's objectives?
  • Will mediation or arbitration be helpful in resolving specific issues?
  • In order to achieve what is best for our client and his or her children, will the degree of conflict necessitate that the case go to trial?

While there are many questions you may have regarding divorce and what to expect, here is a bit of basic information that may serve as a starting point. Grounds for divorce and the waiting period for a finalizing divorce in Michigan are as follows:


Michigan Grounds for Divorce

Grounds for divorce in Michigan are no fault, meaning, "A complaint for divorce may be filed in the circuit court upon the allegation that there has been a breakdown of the marriage relationship to the extent that the objects of matrimony have been destroyed and there remains no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved. In the complaint the plaintiff shall make no other explanation of the grounds for divorce than by the use of the statutory language." Michigan Compiled Laws - Section: 552.6


Waiting Period for Finalizing Divorce in Michigan

Between filing a complaint for divorce and the time the court may hear the case, there is a 60-day waiting period. If a child under the age of 18 is involved in the divorce case, the waiting period is extended to six months.

Choosing a divorce lawyer is an important decision. We believe you will find the attorneys at our law firm are sensitive to your needs. We invite you to arrange an in-person consultation with a divorce lawyer. Please call Menczer Law at (248) 354-9000.


Menczer Law provides legal advice and representation for clients in the metropolitan Detroit and Tri-County area of Oakland, Wayne and Macomb Counties and in cities including Detroit, Southfield, Farmington, Novi, Commerce, Wixom, Troy, Bloomfield, West Bloomfield, Ferndale, Royal Oak, Waterford, Madison Heights, Dearborn, Romulus, Taylor, Plymouth, Sterling Heights, Warren, Shelby Township and in nearby Michigan communities including Washtenaw, Livingston and Genesee counties.