Q: Where do I get divorce papers to file in proper person?
You can contact an attorney, or purchase The Michigan Divorce Book from a local bookstore. You can also purchase a divorce packet by calling Target Business Forms at (800) 258-0258.
Q: How much does it cost to file for divorce?
To open a case without children $150.00. With children $180.00 with an additional charge of $40.00 due at the time the judgment is final; for a total cost of $220.00. This is just a filing fee. There may be other costs incurred throughout the proceeding.
Q: How do I file for a change in child support, visitation, custody, domicile?
You must file a motion with the courts and request a hearing. You can get forms to do this from the Friend of the Court or Family Division of the County Clerk's office. The cost to file a motion varies from $100 to $20, depending on the circumstances of the case.
Q: Where can I get a copy of my Judgment of Divorce and what is the cost?
You can obtain a copy from the County Clerk's office. The cost is $1.00 per page. If you need it certified and sealed the cost is an additional $13.00 (effective 1/2/02).