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You do not have to go to war with your spouse because you are getting divorced. Your attorney’s job is to put forth a strong offense and a smart defense, with the goal of winning your case. Your spouses attorney will do the same for your spouse.
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To file for a divorce in Michigan, the spouse filing the complaint for divorce or the responding spouse to that complaint must be a resident of Michigan for at least 180 days before the complaint is filed. Second, at least one of the separating spouses must have resided in the county where the complaint was filed for at least 10 days before the complaint is filed. If one or both of the residency requirements are not met, then the court does not have jurisdiction to hear and decide the divorce.
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