Michigan is a "no-fault" divorce state. No fault means that there does not need to be a reason for the divorce — that there is nothing to prove to obtain a divorce such as infidelity, abandonment or abuse.
Apex Legal Group, PLLC, offers no-nonsense, client-centered divorce counsel and representation. We can advise on other family law matters, too, such as paternity, stepparent adoption and more. Family law clients come from Monroe, Lambertville and surrounding areas in Monroe County and elsewhere.
What It Takes To Get A Divorce In Michigan
To obtain a divorce, one party must testify 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." The statement basically means that there has been a breakdown and it is very unlikely that you and your spouse can work things out.
A party is not required to prove fault, but the person's behavior prior to the divorce can be an issue that is raised in the divorce proceedings. The court can consider actions and/or fault for the divorce when considering decisions about custody and parenting time, as well as when considering property division.
Our attorneys are here to answer your questions about family law matters. We can help determine whether circumstances such as an extramarital affair by your spouse contributed to dissipation of your marital assets. If so, this may affect your share of assets in property division. If your spouse is guilty of domestic violence, this may have an impact on your child custody agreement. These are examples of behavior that can affect your divorce decree or child issues.
Resolve Property Division, Custody And Support With The Help Of An Experienced Monroe County Lawyer
At the time of divorce, parties are primarily concerned with property division, child custody, child support, and alimony or spousal support. We are experienced in complex property division and can assist you in securing your parental rights, including parenting time and visitation. If you are not receiving due support or other obligations we will aggressively pursue these for you in court.
When you are facing a divorce or a family legal problem, you want to know that you have the support, guidance and legal protections that you need. Our divorce attorneys have the experience to assert your rights and resolve your dispute as quickly as possible.