Filing Backlog Reaches Crisis Level In Wayne County
If you read the Detroit Free Press, you may have seen their front-page article last week that shined light on a crisis faced
by anyone who currently has - or is trying to start - a family law case in Wayne County. If you are considering filing in Wayne County, it is a must read. You can find the article here: https://freep-mi.newsmemory.com?selDate=20220218&goTo=A001&artid=1.
Here's the gist: anything you file in Wayne Circuit's Family Division right now is taking six to nine weeks to be processed by the clerk's office. Yes, you read that right. And I wanted to help get the word out about this because it can have a huge effect on people getting their needs met by the Family Court. The article goes pretty in depth regarding the current status and how it might affect you if you have - or are trying to start - a case, so I won't include all the details here. But it is definitely worth checking out if you are in that boat.
As an attorney who has practiced extensively in Wayne Family Court for over fifteen years, I can help you navigate what to do in light of this backlog you may be facing. Feel free to call me for a free consultation: (248) 457-4566.