Divorce

Michigan is a No-Fault divorce state.  That means a party does not need a specific reason to get a divorce and does not need to prove the other person was at fault.  All that a party must prove is that there has been a breakdown of the marriage relationship to the extent that the objects of matrimony have been destroyed and there remains no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved.  Simply put, you cannot stop your spouse from divorcing you as long as the spouse can say under oath there has been a breakdown of the marriage. Fault for the breakdown of the marriage can be considered in determining spousal support (alimony) or in dividing property. 

In every divorce the parties will have to divide their property, provide for custody of any minor children, provide for child support for any minor children, and provide for spousal support or bar spousal support.

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