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Michigan Divorce Court

The State of Michigan maintains a detailed account of all the divorce records that have been conducted in the state. The Michigan Divorce Courts also maintain details of all the Michigan divorce cases that have been heard and tried under them. These Divorce Courts regularly maintain and update divorce records for the purpose of public record and reference. Now one no longer needs to visit courthouses to check for divorce records. They can be legally accessed and viewed easily and conveniently online from a single platform Michigan divorce courts. Copies of Michigan Divorce Court can be obtained online and they can be downloaded for the purpose of legal research and reference. They are of extreme benefit to those people who need to refer to these divorce records for checking into the marital background of any Michigan resident who may be a prospective marriage partner.

Learn About Michigan Divorce Court Procedures


The State of Michigan is a no fault divorce State. This means that the parties to the divorce suit cannot allege the spouse of any kind of wrongdoing as the cause of the divorce. The divorce courts of Michigan mostly grant divorces to couples on the grounds of irreconcilable differences between the two persons. The Michigan Courts only determine the faults of the spouse in those cases where the property and asset distribution of the parties are involved in the case. The courts also take this into account when they determine the alimony and property issues of the parties. In Michigan the property and the income of the spouse is considered to be the joint property of the couple and so the courts in Michigan take the fault determining factor in these cases.     

The Michigan Courts grant divorce on the grounds of mutual consent or on the basis of irreconcilable differences between the two persons. The state law of Michigan makes it mandatory for either of the parties to reside in the state for a period of 180 days and a county resident of 10 days before the filing of the divorce petition. In Michigan the property of the parties are distributed equally and fairly as may be decided by the court according to the parties to the divorce suit. The alimony of the proceedings depends on the following factors:
  •     The ability of either party to the suit to  pay
  •     The character and the condition  of the parties to the divorce suit
  •     The nature of the past relations between the parties to the suit.
  •     The duration of the marriage between the parties to the suit
  •     The employment status and ability of the parties to work.
  •     The age and the mental health of the parties to the suit.
  •     The grounds for the divorce.
In the case of child custody the well being of the child is taken into account by the court of law. After divorce a major concern of the parents can be the acquisition of child custody rights. The main focus of child custody rights are the well being of the child, the parenting capacity, the psychological and developmental requirements of the child or children. Here the role of psychologists is very important as he or she can aid the couple on how to proceed with the child custody. Child Custody can be temporary custody or legal custody. Both the parents can decide temporary custody and they can reach a mutual agreement with regard to the child or children. The legal custody of the child enables a parent or both the parents to make legal decisions for the child with regard to general welfare, education, religion and health. Legal custody of the child can be of two types. The first type is called sole legal custody where one parent has the exclusive right to make decisions of the child. Joint child custody allows both the parents to make decisions of the child and no parent has superior rights over the child.

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