Grand Rapids, MI asked in Divorce for Michigan

Q: Divorce in MI with no assets or children. He filed and requested fee waiver. Will I have to pay the filing fee?

He stated he is self-employed but he is actually unemployed and lied about his obligations. States that he has student loans but instead has excessive CC debt. I informed him if he waited until after the holidays I was willing to file and pay. Instead he filed and served me the night before Thanksgiving. Relationship has a history of domestic violence so I am not willing to contact him directly. What are the chances that I will be ordered to pay his filing fee? We are both pro per.

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: While technically, a fee waiver works as a suspension of fees, and so the court could order an opposing party to pay those fees, in practice, that rarely happens.

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