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Michigan is a no-fault divorce state, which means that neither spouse needs to disclose a reason for the divorce. Only one party, the plaintiff (the spouse who files for divorce), must assert that he or she believes “there has been a breakdown of the marriage relationship to the extent that the objects of matrimony have been destroyed, and there remains no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved.” During a divorce, the court will decide issues involving child custody, parenting time, child support, spousal support, and property.

In Michigan, spouses can also file for a legal separation, which is known as separate maintenance. The procedure in a separate maintenance suit is like a divorce; however, neither spouse may remarry. The main benefit of a separate maintenance suit is that one spouse may be permitted to receive health benefits and health insurance from the other spouse. In a separate maintenance proceeding, the court will decide the same issues as in a divorce.

Faupel Musser Love, P.C. welcomes you to learn more about our firm's history and successes for clients, as well as about the elements of our divorce practice, listed below. Our Ann Arbor, Michigan divorce attorneys are ready to discuss your legal issue. Please call us at (734) 677-0776 or contact Faupel Musser Love online or via e-mail.

 

Legal Custody

One of the most emotional and complex areas of family law is the issue of legal custody. These issues may involve religious upbringing, education decisions, and healthcare choices. A court may award both parents joint legal custody or one parent so… Read More

Parenting Time

Parenting time is what used to be referred to as physical custody or visitation. Michigan law recognizes that it is in the best interests of a child that parenting time occur in a frequency, duration, and type reasonably calculated to promote a st… Read More

Child Support

For qualified representation in Michigan child support matters, turn to a lawyer at Faupel Musser Love, P.C. Our attorneys are highly-experienced advocates, representing the interests of clients in Washtenaw County and throughout southeastern Michig… Read More

Personal Protection Orders

A personal protection order (PPO) is a court order that attempts to stop threats or violence. It may protect you from being hit, threatened, harassed, or stalked by another person. A PPO will help to prevent someone from coming to your home or work.… Read More

Spousal Support

Sometimes known as alimony and/or spousal maintenance, spousal support is the monetary support paid by one spouse to the other in order to maintain the lifestyle to which the spouse had become accustomed during the marriage and/or to meet the needs o… Read More

Property

If you need a lawyer with experience handling a high net worth divorce, you can count on Faupel Musser Love, P.C. In addition to our experience in family law, we have knowledge of corporate, tax, and securities law. When necessary, we will work with… Read More

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