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DISCLAIMER:  We advise you to speak with an attorney regarding legal issues.  Using these forms are not a substitute for legal counsel.  The Legal Self-Help Center (LSHC) is not representing you or acting as your attorney.  LSHC personnel may inform you of your legal options but will not offer you legal advice or recommend which option is best for you.  You are responsible for completing the forms and making sure they are correct for your purposes.  The LSHC is not liable or responsible for any results which occur because of your use of these forms.  By clicking “purchase”, you are acknowledging that you have read and understood this information.    

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Divorce with Minor Children Packet - Cost: $27.00 (includes Cost of Packet & Priority Shipping)

Use this packet if:

  • You are married; and
  • You want to start a divorce case; and
  • You have minor children (under the age of 18) that were born or conceived during the marriage; and
  • You have lived in Michigan for at least 180 days; and
  • You have lived in Ottawa County for at least 10 days immediately before filing your case.

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Divorce without Minor Children Packet - Cost: $27.00 (includes Cost of Packet & Priority Shipping)

Use this packet if:

  • You are married; and
  • You want to start a divorce case; and
  • You have NO minor children (under the age of 18) that were born or conceived during the marriage; and
  • You have lived in Michigan for at least 180 days; and
  • You have lived in Ottawa County for at least 10 days immediately before filing your case.

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Custody, Support & Parenting Time (Online Application) - Cost: $0.00

Use this application if:

  • You are not married; and
  • You want the state to start a case on your behalf; and
  • You want an order regarding custody, support and parenting time; and
  • There are no cases in any other court regarding custody, support and/or parenting time of the minor child(ren).

Note: The state can start a case on your behalf without a signed Affidavit or Parentage. Additionally, the state can start a case even if the father’s name is not included on the birth certificate.

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Custody Packet - Cost: $27.00 (includes Cost of Packet & Priority Shipping)

Use this packet if:

  • You are not married; and
  • You want an order regarding custody, support and parenting time; and
  • You have a signed  Affidavit of Parentage; and
  • There are no cases in any other court regarding custody, support and/or parenting time of the minor child(ren); and
  • You have lived in Michigan for at least 180 days; and
  • You have lived in Ottawa County for at least 10 days immediately before filing your case; and
  • The minor child resides in Ottawa County.

Note: An Affidavit of Parentage is different than a birth certificate. You can only start this type of case if you have a signed Affidavit of Parentage. You must include a copy of the Affidavit of Parentage with your paperwork when you file. If you signed an Affidavit of Parentage and you need a copy, you may purchase a copy from the State of Michigan.

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