Divorce Laws: Can Both Parties File A Divorce Petition?

Michigan divorce lawyerQuestion:

Is it possible to have my wife’s petition for divorce withdrawn so that I can file my own petition?

The information she swore to relating to the residency of our children during the legal separation period is absolutely false.


I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Michigan divorce laws where I am licensed to practice.

In Michigan, both parties can file for divorce. The defendant can file a counterclaim for divorce and allege his/her own allegations.

You stated that your wife misrepresented on her pleadings where your children lived. If her information is false, you can state so in your answer and also file a counterclaim for divorce outlining the facts as you see them.

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Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult with an attorney in your jurisdiction.

To arrange an initial consultation to discuss divorce rights for men with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, including Kathryn Carruthers, an associate attorney in the Michigan offices, contact Cordell & Cordell.

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