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What does Michigan law say about marital breakdown and divorce?

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an extensive series of reasons before it could be granted as to why the marriage is over and cannot be salvaged are no longer in effect.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.

It is still important to understand the specific law for the irretrievable breakdown, how the other person can respond, and if there are other factors that must be considered during the process. When there is a divorce complaint, it can be filed in the relevant circuit court alleging that the marriage has suffered an irretrievable breakdown with the marriage destroyed and no likely chance that it can be saved. The plaintiff does not need to issue any other explanation apart from this.

The respondent has the choice of admitting that the marriage is irretrievably broken or denying it. No further explanation is required. Should the respondent admit that it is irretrievably broken, the court will consider it, but this is not binding when it comes to a determination. If there is evidence that there was an irretrievable breakdown and it shows that the marriage is unsalvageable, it will grant a divorce.

While divorce issues such as spousal support, child support, property division and more are often the focus of a case, the basics can be forgotten. One is that the marriage is irretrievably broken and the case can move forward. Having legal assistance is imperative in any divorce case and a law firm that specializes in family law from start to finish can help.

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