Most people want a divorce to be over and done with as quickly as possible. It might shock some people to know that divorces are sometimes the subjects of appeals and other motions that might lead to the divorce case continuing on even longer than what is normal in Michigan.
We know that if you have decided the marriage is over that you probably do want the divorce finalized quickly. Still, it is crucial that you protect your interests when you are working through the property division and other aspects of the divorce.
There are instances in which you can file an appeal or a motion if the divorce terms weren't adjudicated in your favor.. Generally, an appeal is suitable if you didn't agree to a divorce settlement. Settlements that were agreed upon by both spouses usually can't be appealed. Even if you are appealing a court ruling, you should be aware that most appellate courts won't overturn divorce cases.
Because of this, you should make sure that you are fully prepared to live with the terms of your divorce. If you are going through divorce mediation, you will have some measure of control. If you are having the court decide the terms, you won't have that control. In either case, you should make sure that you are standing up for your interests.
We understand that going through a divorce is an emotional time. We are here to help you put those emotions aside so that you can think about the future and how your choices now can affect you later.