You can file for divorce without the aid of an attorney. This is called filing in Pro Persona, "ProPer", and means you are representing yourself rather than hiring an attorney to represent you. The Circuit Court Clerk’s Office on the 4th Floor of the Courthouse sells "Divorce Packets" for $75.00. It will require some time on your part to read, fill out, file and serve the paperwork.
The waiting periods below are set forth by the State of Michigan. Final hearing dates are scheduled according to Court calendar availability.
Please note Judges and the staff of the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office cannot give you legal advice and they will not call or write you concerning the filing of any documents pertaining to your case. It is your responsibility to read the instructions provided to you with the Divorce Packet prior to filling out any of the documents.
If you need to purchase additional forms, they are available at $5.00 per form at the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office.