Mr. Nesi was able to achieve everything I asked of him. He was professional and an outstanding lawyer. I recommend Mr. Nesi to anyone in need of a divorce lawyer.

Lisa, Divorce client

I have been through many lawyers in my quest for custody of my children. Chris Nesi is the first lawyer that gave me his cell phone number and actually called me back on the weekends - regardless of the time. Usually, I would wait days for a lawyer to call me back. That's not all, when we got to court, Chris mopped the floor with my ex's attorney!!! I now have sole custody of my children and I am receiving more child support than I expected! I would recommend Chris Nesi to anyone who wants a lawyer who will fight for them and your kids!!! Thanks a million Chris.

Child Custody client

This is my first experience with an attorney. I had seen Mr. Nesi in court representing another client. The representation was so great that I left the court room to get his business card, I called him the same day. Chris Nesi is currently representing me and I am thrilled. Chris Nesi is tremendous at what he does.

Nicholas S, Child Custody client

I have had past experiences with lawyers, they were too busy to answer phone calls but quick to bill. Chris Nesi was different. He was amazing. He was kind, knowing our case very well, and really cared about our family. Chris Nesi was so wonderful, that i can not find the words to express what a great job he did for us.

Summer T, Child Custody client

Michigan Divorce Attorney


Michigan is a no-fault divorce state.† That means that the only grounds for divorce in Michigan is that there has been "a breakdown in the marriage relationship to the extent that the parties cannot live together as husband and wife."† In Michigan, a divorce can be granted by the court even if one of the parties does not want the divorce.

Divorce proceedings in Michigan follow the statutory requirements found in of the Michigan Compiled Laws.† The family division of circuit court handles all divorce cases in Michigan. To file for a divorce, at least one of the parties must have lived in Michigan for 180 days or more, and in the county where the case will be filed for at least 10 days before filing a complaint for divorce.

Each divorce case begins with filing a complaint for divorce.† Once the complaint is filed with the court, the other spouse must file an answer to the complaint.† After that, the parties begin the process of deciding how to care for any children of the marriage and to divide the property accumulated during the marriage. If there are no minor children (children under the age of 18), there is a 60-day waiting period before a divorce can be granted by the court even if both parties have agreed to all the issues surrounding the dissolution of the marriage. In cases where there are minor children born to the parties, the waiting period is generally six months.

Before a divorce can be granted, the court must make an official finding on the record that there has been a breakdown in the marriage relationship to the extent that the parties cannot live together as husband and wife. At least one of the parties must appear in court to testify that this breakdown exists.

At the conclusion of a divorce case, the judge enters a final order dissolving the marriage. In the order, the judge must decide issues relating to custody of any children, including parenting time and child support; spousal support (formerly known as alimony; and division of the marital property. Generally, these issues will be fully laid out in a Proposed Judgment of Divorce prepared by one of the parties and reflecting the final agreements of both of the parties on each issue.

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