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To open a case without children $175. With children $255. This is just a filing fee. There may be other costs incurred throughout the proceeding.
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You can contact an attorney, or purchase The Michigan Divorce Book from a local bookstore. You can also purchase a divorce packet by calling the Self Help Legal Resource Center at 269-983-7111, Ext. 8793 or go to the Michigan Courts website.
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 $20 to $100, depending on the circumstances of the case.
You can obtain a copy from the County Clerk's office. The cost is $1 per page and $10 for certification.