How long before a divorce becomes final?
Michigan law requires minimum of 60 days in the case of a divorce without minor children and of 180 days in the case with minor children.
How is child support determined?
Child support is, in large part, determined by a formula established by Michigan Child Support Guidelines based upon the income of the parties. Some other determining factors are the custodial arrangement of the parents and number of overnights that each parent will have with the minor children. The parties, by agreement, may agree to deviate from what the schedule of child support would ordinarily require.
How is spousal support determined?
Spousal support is not awarded in every divorce or separation. Although a formula established by the state is often utilized to determine spousal support, considering such things as length of marriage of the parties, education of the parties, and income of the parties, the court is required to consider a long list of factors before a spousal support award may be given.
How is parenting time (visitation) determined?
The best method to establish parenting time is through agreement of the parties. If the parties cannot agree, then a motion could be filed with the Court and a hearing (with either a referee or judge, depending on the county in which the case is filed) will be held for a determination of parenting time during the pendency of the divorce action. Ultimately, a either party may have, as part of a divorce trial, the matter of custody and parenting time decided by the trial judge. Please contact our office for all your legal needs,