role of fault

The role of fault – “He hit me and gave me a bloody nose.”

It just happens that one of the most common questions asked is the role of fault in a Michigan divorce and on July 18, 2017, the Michigan Court of Appeals addressed the issue in the case of Koch v. Koch.  The Koch marriage began in 1987 and ended October 17, 2014.  The parties had one[…]

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 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[…]

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