Legal Separation in Michigan

Legal Separation in Michigan by:  Daniel Findling

Legal separation in Michigan is different than other states.   While some states require a period of legal separation before a couple can get divorced, Michigan does not.


Legal separation in Michigan is technically called a Separate Maintenance Agreement.  While it only takes one person to get divorced in Michigan, a Separate Maintenance Agreement requires both parties to agree on financial and custodial arrangements.  With a legal separation in Michigan the couple remains legally married with a court order that sets out the rights and responsibilities a couple has while living separate lives.

If divorce is not just right for your situation, a legal separation in Michigan (Separate Maintenance) may be a viable alternative to divorce.  Other alternatives include a post-nuptial agreement and private separation contract.  We have produced both a comprehensive video and web page on the various alternatives to divorce, including legal separation in Michigan.

We provide more information on Michigan divorce law than anyone.

Change is rarely easy, sometimes complicated and often emotional.   Let a Michigan divorce attorney experienced in family law help you.  We utilize a team approach to focus on solutions by applying Michigan law properly.  We specialize in helping you focus on your goals, protect your property interests, manage your custody and support interest, and keep you happy in life’s most difficult circumstances.

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I have been exclusively practicing divorce and family law in Michigan for over two decades.  The attorneys at Findling Law all share the core value of practicing law to help people navigate change in their lives, without compromising principles.  We specialize in high socio-economic, high-profile and high-conflict cases, while also working with clients of all backgrounds. We recognize that the most important aspect of the practice of law is the application of the law to your specific circumstances.

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