Michigan Simplified Divorce Procedures

There are mandatory official approved and simplified (fill-in-the-blank) forms available for all phases of the divorce process. These forms are contained in the official Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Office Forms Book and should be available from the Clerk of the Circuit Court in any Michigan county. In addition, the Michigan Friend of the Court Bureau is to supply each party in a divorce case with a pamphlet discussing the court procedures, the rights and responsibilities of the parties, the availability of mediation, human services, and joint custody. [Michigan Court Rules 3.204 and Michigan Compiled Laws Annotated; Section 552.505].

Each state has its own unique filing procedure. When filing for divorce in Michigan, you must adhere to the strict filing guidelines and prepare and submit the appropriate mandatory divorce documents to the county court. You can visit the Michigan state statutes located at: to learn more about these documents. You will discover that some documents may be provided by the Michigan Legal System and others must be constructed on a case-by-case basis containing certain information and criteria to adhere to the Michigan Laws and the filing requirements.