Michigan Divorce Basics – Dissolution of Marriage in Michigan

Dissolution of Marriage

What does dissolution of marriage mean?

When facing a divorce, it is normal to wonder how it will affect your life. Divorce is more than an ending to your marriage. It is also dividing your assets and your time with your children. While Michigan is a no-fault state, when it comes to making a divorce it clean and easy to file for divorce, the process can be much messier.

Recently, we’ve been posting how-to articles related to divorce on Mondays. So far, we’ve covered what the requirements for getting a divorce are in Michigan and how to get the divorce process started. Below are links to both articles. Each article might contain the answers to the questions you have been asking yourself.

Dissolution of Marriage

The term, dissolution of marriage, is simply the legal term for divorce and ending of a marriage. The court will decide that your marriage has ended and with that all of the legal benefits will end too.

Remember that Michigan is a no-fault state and that also applies to divorce. You do not have to prove it was anyone’s fault to obtain a divorce. Instead, you need to show that your marriage has broken beyond repair.

The Areas Where Your Life Will Change

When divorce takes place, there are a few areas where decisions need to be made. We will be reviewing each of the areas more in the next coming weeks. Here are those areas,

  • Division of Property and Debt
  • Spousal Support, better known as Alimony
  • Custody, if children are involved
  • Parenting Time
  • Child Support

Divorce is rarely easy, but with the knowledge of what is coming, it might give you a little peace. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments section below or call our office. We will do our best to answer your questions.