Life is going to change and the only thing that is certain, is uncertainty. There is no denying the fact that the prospect of divorce is scary. Not only are you living through what is arguably the worst emotional trauma you have ever experienced, you are preparing to negotiate what could be the largest business transaction that you have ever fathomed. You have no idea what is going to happen to your home, your pension, your personal property, and most importantly, your children. During this frightening time of personal turmoil, the law will require your most focused attention to a plethora of legal and financial details as well as voluminous procedural landmines. It defies logic to expect an individual whose dreams and expectations have disappeared to navigate this process objectively. You need an experienced advocate on your side and you need the best legal counsel you can find.
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Michigan is a “no fault” divorce state and provides a single ground for a marriage to be dissolved:
- There has been a breakdown in the marital relationship to the extent that the objects of matrimony have been destroyed and there is no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved.
- Marital fault will not be considered in the granting of a divorce, but may be important to other aspects of the case including child custody, spousal support, and property division.
- To file a divorce case in Michigan, the Plaintiff must have been a resident of the State for at least 180 days, and a resident of the County in which the Court situated for at least 10 days.