Did your spouse recently file for divorce? If so, you may want to file an answer and possibly a counterclaim in order to stay involved in the case. The new toolkits on Michigan Legal Help can help you find information about the divorce process and file these documents on your own. Whether you have children or not, these toolkits have articles and common questions about divorce in Michigan and about being a defendant in a divorce case. They also have an online interview that you can use to complete the court forms you need to file an answer and counterclaim in your case, and instructions for what to do after you have completed the forms. The toolkits also have referrals to local legal services agencies, helpful organizations, and information about the courts and offices that will handle your divorce.
If you and your spouse have minor children, and your spouse filed for divorce recently, visit the My Spouse Filed For Divorce, and We Do Not Have Minor Children toolkit. If you and your spouse do have minor children, and your spouse filed for divorce recently, visit the My Spouse Filed For Divorce, and We Have Minor Children toolkit.