Michigans laws on dating cousins
Every divorce in Michigan has a 60-day waiting period, and a divorce with minor children has a 6-month waiting period. In order to enter a Judgment of Divorce, a judge must take evidence on the record in the form of the testimony of the parties that satisfies the judge that the objects of matrimony are destroyed.
If your divorce case is highly contested, you can expect to go to court much more frequently.
If the service member does consent to the filing of the divorce proceedings, they can submit an Affidavit of Waiver of SMSRA Rights to the court to allow the divorce to proceed.
A person who resides outside the state of Michigan can be summoned to a Michigan court for a divorce.
The Service Members Service Relief Act (SMSRA) applies to all members of the military.
The parties to a divorce remain married until a final Judgment of Divorce is entered, resolving all of the issues in the divorce, and the court case is ordered to be closed. A remarriage that occurs before a final judgment of divorce is entered is void and subject to annulment.
Because Michigan is a no fault divorce state, only one party has to allege that the marriage is broken.
Anytime there is a court date scheduled for your case, you should attend.
After a Summons is issued, you have 91 days to serve it upon your spouse, either personally or by registered mail.
The plaintiff must meet Michigan’s residency requirements (180 days in the state and 10 days in the county), and properly serve the other party under the service requirements in the Michigan Court Rules.