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» no-fault divorce

Q: I recently filed a complaint for divorce. My wife says she is opposed to the idea of divorce and intends to contest it. What does this mean?

A: Michigan is known as a no-fault divorce state.  This means that, in order to obtain a judgment of divorce, the plaintiff, who is the person filing for divorce, does not ne…

Q: I have heard of that Michigan is a no-fault divorce state. What does that mean?

A: You are correct. Michigan is a no-fault divorce state.  However, that does not necessarily mean that fault is irrelevant in a divorce case.  It used to be that, in order…

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