How to get divorce in Michigan
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Below you can find common steps of how to get divorce in Michigan:
First of all you need to make sure you have lived with your spouse for at least 6 month.
Next you need to file the court. You file Michigan court if you or your spouse have been living there at least 6 month.
Michigan is a very easy to divorce state. So if you want to divorce just because you can not live with your spouse anymore and there are not any other visible reasons such as adultery, alcohol, drugs or crime, in Michigan you can get a divorce anyway without proving your spouse fault. So according to the Michigan divorce law “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.” You can have fault or non-fault ground. This means you can divorce even if you are the person who ruined the marriage.
You need to reach an agreement with your spouse. You do not have to prove your spouse fault, but you can still tell the truth to the judge and this will influence your alimony and property division, so the best way is to agree with your spouse before the court.
You must print all the necessary documents and fill all the Michigan divorce papers. Most of people do not like to fill the forms and blanks as it is not an easy process, so talking about divorce papers we should emphasise that it is a very difficult process as well and it requires time, accuracy and patience. Filing your divorce papers correctly will not only save your time, but also speed up all your divorce process.
And the last thing you need to do in order to start your divorce process is to file to the court and hope that your case will be considered first in the line.
Sometimes people think they need to file only the court of the country of their residence, but this is not true. You need to be a resident of the USA and live in the USA for about 10 years in order to file the USA court. But if your spouse is a resident and has been living in the USA for 10 years you can also file all the necessary divorce documents in one of the courts and Michigan courts as well ( if you have been living in this state for more than 6 months).
How to divide property and debts?
This is very important to divide couple property very fairly and according to all the little details that create the whole picture. According to Michigan law all the property that was owned by one of the spouse before the marriage is his/her own property. But at the same time all the property that couple has earned during the period of marriage is their common property.
If wife has earned in marriage some of her stuff such as clothes or jewelries it considers as her own property. Not only a house, a yacht and a car are considered as a property. If you and your spouse have retirement benefits and you have gained them during your marriage, they are considered as property as well.
If husband and wife does not have a possibility to agree about the division of their property in a peaceful way the judge will divide it according to the following factors:
- Ability of the spouses to earn money.
- Quantity of the children the spouses have
- Fault of the spouses
- Ages of the spouses
- Health of you and your spouse
- How long was your marriage
- Your living conditions during the marriage
- Your investment into marital estate
There are people who does not want to divorce as they consider it a big sin and they can not stay together any longer because of broken relations. So there is a way for such couples and it is called separate maintenance.
The main difference between uncontested divorce and separate maintenance is that at the end of the case couples stays married. The spouses divide all their property and children, they do not live together, but at the same time they can not marry again until they get divorce.By the way, if a couple want to get divorce according to the Michigan law they need to file for divorce and start all the process all over again. Unfortunately this website can’t help you to file for separate maintenance, because there are not standard court forms.