How much does a Divorce Cost?

The cost of a divorce is directly proportional to the complexity of the case.  The most common variables that increase cost are contested child custody matters, followed by the failure of a party to fully disclose his/her assets and liabilities.  The most effective way to estimate the cost of a divorce is by scheduling a free consultation to discuss your goals.  Many simple divorces can be completed for a thousand dollars and complicated divorces will run higher.

What is the Divorce Statutory Waiting Period?

The statutory waiting period for a divorce without minor children is 60 days.  The statutory waiting period for a divorce with minor children is 180 days.  Typically, a divorce without minor children is completed between 60 days and 6 months.  A divorce with minor children is typically completed between 6 months and one year.  However, the legislature does provide an ability to waive the statutory waiting period for a divorce with minor children upon demonstrating undue hardship or a compelling necessity.

Recent Articles about Divorce

Bankruptcy and Divorce: A Likely Pair

Divorce and bankruptcy are often intertwined, more so today due to the depressed economy. This column has raised some pretty sophisticated insolvency issues for family practitioners to consider. After five years, it seemed like an appropriate time to take a step back and offer a primer of some basic bankruptcy concepts.

Much of divorce revolves [...]

Criminal considerations in divorce

Recent headlines shed light on a frightening application of Michigan law. On December 26, 2010, the Detroit Free Press reported that a Rochester Hills man faces up to 5 years in prison – – for reading his wife’s email.

Leon Walker of Rochester Hills is being charged with unlawfully reading his then wife’s email which [...]

What’s yours is both of yours? Maybe! The dangers of commingling assets.The Michigan Court of Appeals has recently changed the rules regarding commingling of assets. Lawyers must advise their clients accordingly and clients should seek competent legal advice before commingling assets with his/her spouse.

When dividing property in a divorce, a primary consideration is whether the property is ‘marital’ or ‘separate’. Generally, property acquired during the [...]