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Do You Have Legal Grounds for Divorce in Michigan?

Jun 02, 2016

If you are considering filing for divorce and wondering if you have the right to do so, don’t worry. Under Michigan divorce law, you can file for divorce for any reason. The state is a no fault grounds for divorce. This means that if you decide that you would like to go through the divorce process to end your marriage, you have the ability to do so legally. You do not have to have any other legal ground to do so.


There Are a Few Things to Know

If you file for divorce, the court will enter a judgment that dissolves the bonds of marriage. This can occur if there has been a breakdown in the relationship to the level that the objects of marriage are no longer present. And, there remains no reasonable ability to believe that the marriage can be improved or repaired, or preserved, in any way.

When this occurs, the court will then make key decisions for the marriage. This includes dividing property. No matter who files for divorce, the judge will ultimately decide who will get the belongings of the marriage, and most importantly, will make decisions about any children. The goal here is to make changes based on the rights of each individual.

If you are considering filing for divorce, the first step is to work closely with an attorney who can help you through the Michigan divorce process. This process will take some time and, with the help of an experienced legal professional, you can ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible. It is nearly always more desirable to work out an agreement between the spouses about property division instead of allowing a judge to make those decisions.

Michigan divorce law does not require any legal grounds to be defined before the divorce can occur. Nevertheless, the reasoning does play a role in what occurs as the marriage is dissolved. Having legal representation is always ideal.

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