Divorces are handled in the Domestic Division of the Washtenaw County Trial Court. A principal component of the jurisdiction of this court is hearing and deciding issues related to the termination of marriages. These can be marriages with or without minor children.


Judge Conlin and Judge O'Brien require mediation at the time of filing for divorce. Mediation is a confidential, non-adversarial process in which the parties resolve their disputes with assistance of an impartial and neutral mediator. Please refer to the Order for Mediation (PDF) and Mediation Packet (PDF) as well as the Alternative Dispute Resolution Page for more information

Self Representation

For those seeking information about self-representation, please refer to the Self Representation page.

Domestic Relations Resources