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Amicable Divorce When No Disagreements Exist
When two spouses agree on all property issues prior to filing the divorce papers, a simple divorce is possible and an attorney can draft the papers and judgment to clearly reflect the agreement.
Common Situations for Uncontested Divorce
Another common situation is when one spouse does not participate in the case, which results in a default judgment. The filing party may or may not know in advance if the other spouse will challenge the action. Limited scope representation may be best in this situation to avoid unnecessary hourly charges.
Understanding the Filing Process and Court Rules
An uncontested divorce complaint must be complete and must satisfy the court rules. If the parties are comfortable with the property division or child custody arrangements, an amicable resolution is possible.
Avoid Expensive Litigation
Many people seek to understand the cost of divorce to avoid cases that cost $10,000 and up in attorney fees. Flat fee cases are possible in amicable or no contest divorces. In this situation, no expensive litigation is required.
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Divorce in Michigan
How to File for Divorce in Michigan
A Michigan divorce case starts when one spouse files a complaint for divorce in the county circuit court where one of the parties resides. Cases differ depending on if there are minor children or not. A party can seek a separation instead of divorce.
After the complaint is filed, the plaintiff serves the defendant, who then has a short period of time to respond. In a contested case, the defendant files an answer to the complaint and the court must then determine the parties rights at trial if the parties do not settle their differences before trial.
Divorce can involve discovery of assets and other information from the other party, motions related to property, child custody, support, and may require many hearings.
Do It Yourself Divorce in Michigan
The cost of divorce can run into the tens of thousands of dollars depending on the complexity of the divorce. For uncontested divorces, prospective clients may avoid using attorneys because of a fear of hourly rates and lack of reliable estimates for time spent on preparing and filing documents and finalizing the case.
The Law Office of Andrew M. Steiger believes that clients of every type of divorce case should receive excellent representation at a fair price. For cases that are truly uncontested, a low flat fee option is available without any hidden fees or cost overruns.
Fees and court costs are explained up front, along with all services provided and advice necessary to successfully complete your divorce.
Michigan Uncontested Divorce
An uncontested divorce typically involves one of two situations: (1) the parties agree on all issues, or (2) the defendant fails to timely respond to the complaint and the court enters a default judgment.
In general, a defendant should respond to a complaint to preserve rights by filing an answer.
If a defendant fails to file an answer, he or she may have to accept the judgment of the court unless a motion to set aside a default judgment is granted by the court, which is not automatic and may be denied by the judge.
In either case, the plaintiff must prepare and file all required documents with the court to complete a divorce case.