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abandonment

Dear John letter? Abandonment in a Michigan divorce case.

“By the time you read this line, I’ll be gone. . .” originates from a popular 1980’s sit-com by the name Dear John starring Judd Hirsch, premised the abandonment of his wife, who simply got up and left his relationship. Abandonment may be relevant in a Michigan divorce but is not an independent cause of action[…]

no fault divorce

No fault divorce in Michigan

No fault divorce in Michigan By:  Daniel Findling No fault divorce in Michigan became effective on January 1, 1972.  The no fault divorce in Michigan statute is located in Michigan compiled laws section 552.6 and provides that a divorce may be filed upon the allegation that there is a “breakdown of the marriage relationship to[…]

The case of Fault in Michigan divorce – Property division

The case of fault in Michigan divorce.  By Daniel Findling:  In prior articles we explored the notion of fault in Michigan.  Fault in Michigan is relevant.  Michigan is both a fault and a no fault State.  The grounds for a divorce in Michigan are no-fault, however fault can play a role in addressing issues of[…]

Michigan is both a no-fault divorce and a fault divorce State

Michigan is both a no-fault divorce and a fault divorce state:  Is Michigan a no-fault divorce state or a fault divorce state?  The answer is both. Michigan is a no-fault divorce state. Michigan is a no-fault divorce state as it relates to the grounds for divorce. Michigan became a no-fault divorce state in January of[…]

Michigan divorce law update: Fault matters

Fault matters and Divorce in Michigan:  On June 26, 2012, in Gill vs. Gill, Jr., docket no. 301839, the Michigan Court of Appeals upheld an award of approximately 75% of the marital estate to our client. The trial court found the husband significantly at fault for the marital dissolution. Daniel Findling argued at trial that[…]