Unfortunately, some marriages do not last forever. Despite the best of intentions, couples often struggle to stay the course. According to the American Psychological Association, approximately 50 percent of first marriages end in divorce. The rate of second and third marriages is even higher.
If you and your spouse have made the difficult and much debated decision to divorce, it's time to look to what's next. There are many emotional and also administrative aspects to consider when going through a divorce. However, there are areas where the two intersect. One of those topics is child custody and the other, property division.
The days in which a Michigan divorce required an extensive series of reasons before it could be granted as to why the marriage is over and cannot be salvaged are no longer in effect. For a person who decides to end a marriage, all that is necessary is that there has been an irretrievable breakdown in the marriage and the complainant states this when filing. That does not mean having legal assistance from a qualified divorce lawyer is unnecessary. On the contrary, it is always beneficial to have legal help.