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What is no-fault divorce in Michigan?

Rochester, MI family law attorney Rachael Lewandusky explains what no-fault divorce means in Michigan law.

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michigan’s a no-fault divorce state and
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what that means is that one party can
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file their complaint for divorce
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and the other party can’t say no
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they can’t say no i don’t want to get a
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divorce so one party can pursue the
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divorce all the way through to the
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judgment
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and if the other party chooses not to
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participate that
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party that started the complaint can
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still pursue their case
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and move forward with their divorce a
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lot of people
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want to question when fault does come
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into play in michigan
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and really it only has a place in the
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division of assets
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or if there’s issues in regards to fault
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that would be relevant to
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the child custody factors or parenting
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time factors
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then fault would be one factor that
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would be considered amongst those things
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a lot of people tend to think that
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infidelity has a huge role
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in filing for divorce but actually
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overall
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is it unfortunate yes does it happen yes
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but it doesn’t play the role that a lot
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of people think it does when it comes to
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the divorce process in michigan
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you

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