Divorce is a legal process for ending a marriage. Michigan state law requires that a court find that there has been a breakdown of the marital relationship to the extent that the there is no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved. Without children involved, the minimum time period for a divorce is 60 days. With children, it is 180 days, though there are situations where the court will waive the waiting period. Most divorces take 6-9 months to conclude, though some very complicated situations require longer. Divorce is not only a legal process but an emotional one, too. Your attorney should be someone you trust to guide you throughout the ups and downs of this highly vulnerable time, always looking out for your best interests as well as those of your entire family.