Michigan Divorce Laws & Assistance

If you're contemplating a separation or divorce in Michigan, you can find the help you need on this page so you'll be able to make sensible decisions.

By WomansDivorce Editorial Team

For example, you can look up experienced family lawyers and other professionals in the surrounding area to help with your situation. If you would rather do your own divorce, you'll find online divorce services and divorce forms to help you prepare your paperwork. You'll also be able to look up domestic abuse resources in the state, as well access the MI child support formula to help calculate the level of support that might be awarded, and more.

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Divorce Lawyers

Need a Divorce Lawyer? If you're like most people facing divorce, you have more questions than information. A local divorce lawyer can answer your questions and explain your options. Connect with a divorce attorney near you. 

Ellen Paynter, Esq.
7071 Orchard Lake Road, Suite 245
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Counties served: Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne
Telephone: (248) 851-7555

Our Divorce and Family Law experience will provide you with sound, calming legal advice with representation tailored to meet your needs - now and into the future. Call for your free phone consultation.

Aggressive Michigan Divorce Attorney
Jannelle J. Zawaideh

26677 W. 12 mile Rd. Ste 171
Southfield, MI 48034 
Counties Served: Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne
Phone: 248-356-0600

Michigan Family Law Office offering PAYMENT PLANS including credit cards and a FREE Consultation, servicing Oakland, Macomb, & Wayne Counties. Our practice is dedicated to handling all family law matters, including divorce and separation, custody and support issues, visitation enforcement, spousal support, marital property division, annulments, and prenuptial agreements.

Heather Bendure
15450 East Jefferson Avenue, Suite 100
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
Serving: Macomb, Wayne, and Oakland counties
Telephone: 313-331-2282

Mindy L. Hitchcock
6632 Telegraph Road Suite 145
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Counties served: Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Wayne
Telephone: (248) 773-3317

Getting divorced is a challenging experience, even if each party is willing to cooperate in the process. By helping her clients work through the individual issues (as opposed to fighting it out in court), Mindy L. Hitchcock enables parents to continue to maintain a good relationship after their divorce, thus making it easier on their children. By combining top legal preparation with her compassionate attention to her client's needs, Mindy is able to help her clients reach a settlement that is fair to all. After all, "It started with love, why not end it the same way?"

Mindy is an experienced family lawyer who is a member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Michigan.

Chris Nesi
722 Notre Dame
Grosse Pointe, MI 48230
Counties served: Wayne, Oakland, Macomb
Telephone: 313-886-5769

Alisa Peskin-Shepherd
Birmingham, Michigan
(248) 290-0560

Ms. Peskin-Shepherd has practiced family law for over 20 years, helping her clients with both compassion and knowledge. She is a Collaborative Divorce attorney, as well as a specially trained mediator in the areas of divorce, custody, and family law and works with her clients to resolve their disputes in a sensible and dignified way.

Plachta, Murphy & Associates, P.C.
Miles J. Murphy, III
124 Fulton SE, Ste. 100
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Counties served: Kent, Ottawa, Ionia
Telephone: 616-458-3994

The Shaw Group, P.C.
42705 Grand River, Suite 201
Novi, Michigan 48375
Counties served: Oakland, Wayne, Washtenaw, Livingston
Telephone: (248) 374-1800

Other Office Locations:
Ann Arbor - 2723 S. State St., Ste. 150 (734) 619-8088
Plymouth - 296 S. Main St., Ste. 206 (734) 451-1800


Equitable Mediation Services
Phone: (877) 732-6682 
Office Locations: Serving clients throughout Michigan 
Website: https://www.equitablemediation.com/michigan

Divorce is a difficult and emotional process that most people are unprepared for. And it can quickly become a protracted legal battle, wasting your valuable time and money if you choose litigation to settle everything. 

You can choose to mediate your divorce instead. As a Divorce Mediation and Divorce Coaching team, we know first-hand that the right information, combined with the right expertise, and the right kind of support, can make the difficult process of divorce easier on you and your family. 

So, skip the lawyer-driven destruction, spare your children, preserve your financial resources, and mediate with us instead! Please visit our website to learn why mediation is the smartest way to divorce, and to book an initial meeting for you and your spouse today.

Uncontested Divorce Papers

Get all of your divorce paperwork completed without hiring a lawyer! This service will make preparing the uncontested divorce documents a lot easier than filling out a blank divorce form. Your paperwork will meet the court requirements and you'll get detailed directions on how to submit your papers to the court. Start your uncontested Michigan divorce today.

QDRO Preparation

QDRO Specialists - The QdroDesk™ online service helps you prepare your own custom QDRO which will be ready for approval. You'll also receive step-by-step instructions for QDRO execution and processing to insure the division of retirement assets is handled properly.

Domestic Violence Victim Services

Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence - Michigan Chapter. You can locate domestic violence resources near you by clicking on the "Find Help" tab on the website.

Michigan Divorce Law Summary