A divorce starts in Michigan with the filing of a divorce complaint requesting that the court grant a divorce and divide property.  A person must be a resident in Michigan for six months prior to filing and ten days in the county that the case is filed.  After a divorce complaint is filed through a divorce attorney services firm, there is typically a “motion for temporary order” or temporary relief.  This order will stat what the parties rights and obligations are until the case is final.  Typically temporary  custody, parenting time, child support, who is using the marital residence, who is driving what car, and restraining order against disposal of assets.

There is a 60 day waiting period before a divorce can be finalized if you have no minor children.  If you have minor children than you must wait 6 months to get a divorce (can be waived to 60 days).

At the end of the waiting period, a final divorce judgment is prepared that state your final rights and obligations.  That is entered with the court at a hearing that finalizes your divorce.

If you have additional questions about the process, please call us.  We can help.


If you are facing a child custody or divorce, a great divorce attorney is a requirement! Our Grand Rapids divorce attorneys can answer your questions with honest advice and straight talk. Having the right divorce attorney on your side can make a difference during this difficult situation. Our divorce attorneys have over 95 years of experience. Our attorneys have extensive divorce trial experience. Typical fees to retain attorney for a divorce case can range and from 1,000 dollars to as high as 10,000 dollars.

When you need a Grand Rapids Divorce Attorney, remember to call Krupp Law Offices PC for fast honest advice about your divorce. Krupp Law Offices P.C. represents clients in cases throughout West Michigan, including the cities of  Ada, Caledonia, Rockford, Grand Rapids, Big Rapids, Ionia, Grand Haven, Stanton, Greenville, Wayland, Allegan, Holland, Newaygo, White Cloud, Fremont, Coopersville, Hastings, Middleville, Wyoming, and Rockford including Kent County, Ottawa County, Newaygo County, Ionia County, Mecosta County, Barry County, Montcalm County, and Allegan County Michigan. 


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Grand Rapids MI 49503
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