You may think that there is no difference in the divorce laws by County and you are right, sort of. Although divorce law is uniform throughout the state, a divorce in Oakland County is different for a number of reasons.
First, different judges have different rules for divorce in Oakland County.
Consider the following examples: The honorable Mary Ellen Brennan, the presiding judge of the family division requires a self addressed stamped envelope to retrieve an Order and will only hold orders for two days. She expects discovery be completed prior to the settlement conference and may strike expert testimony if you fail to provide a report.
The honorable Jacob James Cunningham requires original signatures from both clients and attorneys on all orders. However, the honorable Kameshia D. Gant will also allow electronic signatures.
The honorable Lisa Langton requires a “judge’s copy” delivered to her chambers on the Thursday before the scheduled hearing date.
The honorable Julie McDonald will allow stipulated orders to adjourn hearings provided the new trial date falls no more than four months to the case’s one-year filing guideline and the honorable Lorie N. Savin allows a party represented by an attorney to be excused from the first trial date in divorce cases without children.
In addition to the “local rules” for a divorce in Oakland County every judge has his/her own personality, biases and temperament to which insight can be obtained through experience. The good news is that your lawyers at Findling Law, PLC are experienced Oakland County divorce court attorneys. Our office is located in Oakland County, many of our lawyers live in Oakland County, we practice in Oakland County and most importantly we are compassionate, creative and always prepared. Let it be our privilege to help you manage your situation.
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