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There isn’t one divorcing person who hasn’t asked the question, “How long is my divorce actually going to take?” While the definition of a “quickie” divorce is all relative, there are only two types of divorces in Macomb County and the state of Michigan. That designation is what will determine the minimum amount of time it will take to complete your divorce.

Why Children Affect How Long a Divorce Takes

If your union produced children and you are now filing for dissolution of marriage, expect the process to last at least six months, or 180 days. For Michigan divorces that do not involve children, the minimum amount of time required to complete this divorce is 60 days.

The 60-Day Divorce Minimum

A 60-day divorce is the minimum for every couple in Michigan, regardless of your situation. There are no exceptions to this rule. Why do you have to wait? Why can’t you just settle the break-up of your marriage in a matter of a few days? Simply enough: The wait is imposed in case you change your mind about the divorce.

Plenty of couples have argued or reached an impasse in their marriage that has one of them deciding impulsively that a divorce is the only way to solve the problem. “Impulsively” is the key word. The 60-day wait ensures that there is no possibility for rash decisions, and it provides couples with a period of time to think about what it is they’re doing and if it is truly in the best interest of their family to go their separate ways.

Divorce = Paperwork

Don’t get your hopes up, however, about the prospect of a divorce being finalized in a mere two months if you do not have children. Divorce takes time, effort, and plenty of paperwork. There is tremendous documentation, discovery, complaints, counter-complaints, Friend of the Court recommendations, and more that needs to be filed. All of these proceedings could be started and completed in a matter of 60 days, but everything must be done correctly and accurately to make sure that a divorce is properly completed.

Every Divorce is Different

In general, a divorce involving children shouldn’t last longer than a year; a divorce without children shouldn’t take longer than six months. Ultimately, though, every divorce is its own unique animal with very specific issues and complications to overcome. Contact Femminineo Attorneys, PLLC in Macomb, Michigan, to schedule your no-cost initial interview. Learn what steps you need to take to file for a divorce and how long you can expect your proceedings to take.


What makes us the right divorce attorneys for you?

Family Law Expertise

Most lawyers are in a general practice and do some of everything. One of our main focuses is on Family law and being expert at divorce, custody and support matters.

Strong Relationships

We are in court daily, working with the family court judges, their staff and clerks, the Friend of the Court office, the Bar Association and other attorneys working in this area. We pride ourselves on fighting hard for our clients while working well with everyone.


Our extensive experience and strong relationship with the courts and our peers leads many judges and attorneys to hire us to act as Mediators in other Family Law cases. Make no mistake; having a strong working relationship with the court can have a massive impact on your case. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and are in trial regularly against the best in the business. We see the judges every week and maintain strong ties with their staff.

We Care

Although every attorney can “handle” your case, Femminineo Attorneys cares about you and your family. We work extremely hard to keep this difficult process civil and to shelter your children from as much of the negative facets as possible.


Once your case is concluded, we will be there to help you with any post-judgment problems that may arise.


Everyone’s financial situation is different and we work with our clients to formulate a fee arrangement that works within your means.


We have handled every possible situation involving domestic law. We will do everything possible to wrap up your case in a timely manner, avoiding delays that cause unnecessary legal fees.


When your case cannot be easily solved, we will fight hard and use all of our resources to win. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and we regularly win cases against the best in the business at trial.

Expert Staff

Unlike many attorneys who have a part-time typist and work 30 hours a week, we have an expert staff available all day long to assist you and provide immediate service.

Personal Service

At Femminineo Attorneys, your case will be handled by an experienced family law attorney. Each of our attorneys in our family law division has many years of experience in handling family law matters.

We encourage you to see these differences for yourself and call today to speak with one of our partners or schedule a free consultation at our office.

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