Divorce in Michigan

Uncontested Divorce in Michigan

There’s an old saying that absence makes the heart grow fonder. Unfortunately, when spouses are going through a divorce, nothing could be farther from the truth. Bitter feelings can cause otherwise reasonable people to engage in long legal battles that consume enormous amounts of time, money, and energy.

The Basics of Annulment in Michigan

Overview Annulment is a civil court process that declares a marriage never existed. You can only get an annulment in very limited situations. This process should not be confused with a religious annulment, which can only be granted through your clergy. A religious annulment has no legal effect on your marital status.

The Michigan Friend of the Court

The "friend of the court" assists with issues of child support and custody, helps divorcing spouses mediate their disputes, and performs many other functions.

Problems of Hidden Assets in Michigan Divorce Litigation

Hiding marital assets during divorce is illegal. That doesn’t seem to stop some greedy spouses.

Michigan Divorce: Dividing Property

Laws governing division of marital property in divorce vary from state to state. Michigan law requires an equitable, or fair, division of property between the spouses. Some couples are able to agree on their own about how to divide everything, while others seek the help of attorneys or a mediator to negotiate a settlement.

Michigan Divorce FAQs

If you're getting a divorce in Michigan, you'll need to know how the process works. You'll find answers to commonly asked questions about divorce in Michigan below. For all of our articles on Michigan divorce, see our Michigan Divorce and Family Law page.

Michigan Divorce Basics

This article explains how to get a divorce in Michigan. Grounds for Divorce You may get a divorce in Michigan if your marriage is irretrievably broken and there is no likelihood of reconciliation. This is considered a no fault divorce, and you do not have to prove any other grounds to get divorced.

Imputing Income for Child Support in Michigan

Throughout the United States, courts seek to enforce the principle that parents have an obligation to financially support their children. Although most parents have no problem doing so, some who do not see their kids may feel they shouldn't have to support them.