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    April 18, 2022
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    Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus made news recently with the announcement that they are finally getting a divorce. We use the word “finally” because the two have been together, then apart, then together several times. While celebs live their lives differently than “normal” people, there are some lessons to be learned from the ups and downs of this relationship.

    The Ups and Downs of a Celebrity Marriage

    The “Achy Breaky Heart” singer and his wife have been married for nearly 30 years. In that time, they had three children together and Billy Ray adopted Tish’s two children from her first marriage. But when one half of a marriage is a famous singer, and their child rises to fame – Miley Cyrus – on a TV show and with her own music career, there is bound to be plenty of public scrutiny on every member of the family.

    Billy Ray and Tish weathered cheating rumors, splitting in 2010 with Billy Ray filing for divorce. They reconciled five months later, wanting to “put their family back together,” then two years later Tish filed divorce papers, citing irreconcilable differences. After couples counseling, the pair called off their divorce and reconciled again. Now, it may seem this time is the final time, with Tish filing for divorce in April 2022. She claims in court documents that the pair have lived in separate residences for over two years.

    But, again, the Cyrus’s live in celebrity world – they could get back together again.

    Let Your Michigan Divorce Lawyer Guide You Through Your Split

    So, what happens in the real world if you and your spouse file for divorce then someone changes their mind? Ideally, you have an experienced divorce attorney on your side guiding you through the ups and downs of your split, but here are some of the basics.

    • You can suspend your filing. Depending on the circumstances, you can put your divorce case on hold after it’s filed. If you think you might possibly save the marriage and reconcile, most courts will allow you to postpone.
    • You can get a divorce even if your ex won’t sign. Legal documents must be signed throughout the Michigan divorce process. If one spouse refuses to respond or participate after they have been served and the deadline passes, you can ask for a default judgment of divorce.
    • There is a mandatory waiting period. Whether your ex is willingly participating in the divorce proceedings or not, you must honor a waiting period – 60 days for marriages without children, 180 days for marriages with children.
    • The judge’s signature is all you need. After the waiting period, even if your ex has not participated, your divorce will be final once the judge signs on the dotted line. Your ex doesn’t have to sign it. The divorce will pan out according to the terms in the original divorce complaint.

    Get Advice About Getting a Michigan Divorce

    If you are thinking about breaking up with your spouse, certainly feel free to consult with a Michigan divorce lawyer. But if you have any doubts at all about getting back together, think twice about filing for divorce. Legal proceedings will affect you, your ex, your children, and your entire lives. If you’re not taking this seriously yet or suspect one of you will change your mind, make the most of a complimentary consultation with your Michigan divorce attorney, but hold off on making any major decisions until you’re truly ready. Questions? Contact Femminineo Attorneys.

    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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