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Ann Arbor, MI

Cordell & Cordell divorce attorneys exclusively practice family law with a focus on men’s divorce.
315 E. Eisenhower Parkway
Suite 305
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

8:30 am – 5:30 pm

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We offer phone and online scheduling. Initial consultations last one hour and provide an opportunity to address your specific questions and goals with an attorney.

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Where is Our Ann Arbor Office? The Ann Arbor office is located at 315 E. Eisenhower Parkway Suite 305.

Please be advised consultations are limited to yourself and the attorney (no other person may be present in the consultation). This appointment will be contingent upon a conflict check. We will email an appointment confirmation after the review is complete. If you have already met with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, please call 1-866-DADS-LAW to schedule your appointment.

A consultation fee is due at the time of your appointment.

Ann Arbor, MI Practice Areas

Divorce can be the most trying period in a man’s life. Cordell & Cordell, a domestic law firm, hopes to make it easier for you and your children. Cordell & Cordell offers legal representation in Peoria, Arizona and surrounding areas. Our divorce attorneys are committed to delivering the best service and fight to be a partner men can count on.

Frequently Asked Ann Arbor, MI Questions

How long do I have to live in Ann Arbor before I can file for divorce?

One of the spouses, or both, must reside in Washtenaw County for at least 10 days immediately preceding the filing for divorce. This means, a spouse can file in Washtenaw County if his wife resides there, and he can file in Washtenaw County if he resides there but his wife has moved to a different county.

Similarly, one of the spouses, or both, must reside in the State of Michigan for at least 180 days immediately preceding the filing. Temporary absences with the intent to return are allowed.

Is there a mandatory waiting period in Ann Arbor before a divorce can be granted? How long will a divorce take?

Yes. Absent exceptional circumstances, there is a mandatory waiting period of 60 days for a divorce without minor children involved and a mandatory waiting period of six months for a divorce with a minor child or children involved. Some judges will waive the waiting period if all issues are settled.

The typical divorce without children takes three months to one year of the date of filing, and the typical divorce with a child or children takes six months to one year.

The State of Michigan Court Administrative Office encourages judges to complete divorces within one year of the date of filing. However, the length can be shorter or longer depending on the facts of the case.

How can I serve my spouse in Ann Arbor? If attempts to serve do not work, can I serve by publication?

If the served spouse signs an acknowledgment of service, service can be effected in any manner, even first class mail and e-mail depending on the judge.

Otherwise, the preferred methods of service are personal, in-hand delivery or certified mail, return receipt requested, and receipt restricted to the spouse’s residence.

If service cannot be effected and that is made known to the judge, as well as the attempts to effect service, the judge will allow service by publication.

Where do I file for divorce in Ann Arbor?

All divorces are processed through the Washtenaw County Circuit Court, which is located at 101 East Huron Street in downtown Ann Arbor. This court is also known commonly as the Washtenaw Trial Court.

How much are divorce filing fees?

The filing fee for a divorce without children is $175, and the filing fee for a divorce with a child or children is $255. The additional $80 is a judgment entry fee for child support and child custody, and it may be charged at the beginning or at the end of the case.

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Michigan State Resources

Laws can vary from state to state.
Connect with a local Cordell & Cordell attorney for accurate, state-specific legal advice on divorce, custody, and spousal support issues.
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Why Hire
Cordell & Cordell?

Men hire Cordell & Cordell because the firm’s entire focus is on aggressively championing the rights of men and fathers through divorce. Our attorneys understand how the deck is often stacked against guys in family law and are committed to leveling the playing field by providing the legal guidance and resources needed to give them a fair chance at success.