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The Oliver Law Group P.C. is pleased to announce the launch of a Michigan Divorce Attorney / Family Law Attorney website page to provide information to the public on the Michigan divorce process. Michigan is a no-fault divorce state which means that neither spouse is responsible for causing the marital break-up. In citing grounds for divorce, spouses only have to include language from the divorce statute that says, “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.” A divorce is granted in Michigan whether or not the other spouse wants to get divorced. Contact a Michigan Divorce Attorney at the Oliver Law Group today for a FREE consultation. Call toll free 800-939-7878 today or fill out our form on [legislature.mi.gov/(S(ay0gf43fv0jkthykblmrco3f))/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&objectName=mcl-552-6
If You Are Considering A Divorce Or If You Have Been Served With A Divorce Complaint And You Need Legal Representation, Contact A Michigan Divorce Attorney At The Oliver Law Group For A Free Legal Review Of Your Case. Call Toll Free 800-939-7878 Today Or Fill Out Our Form On http://www.Legalactionnow.Com.
A policy brief by the Michigan Policy Network shows Michigan’s divorce rates increased for about 10 years after the no-fault divorce laws took effect in 1972, but declined over the next 10 years. Using data from the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH), the policy brief noted that Michigan’s divorce rate was 3.4 divorces per 1,000 people from 1968 to 1972. After the no-fault legislation took effect in 1972, Michigan’s rate increased to 4.9 divorces per 1,000 people from 1973 to 1977. Michigan’s divorce rate began to decline after 1980 to an average of 40,000 divorces per year, according to MDCH data. The policy brief found that other states which adopted no-fault unilateral divorce laws like Michigan, also saw a significant increase in their divorce rates after the legislation took effect, but declined several years later. According to the policy brief, data shows Michigan’s divorce rates have been on the decline from 2000 to 2012, which may be attributed to “new, distinct attitudes and cultures about marriage and divorce people have which are more prominent in society today.”
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When it comes to divorce, a difficult issue that spouses have to settle is dividing the marital property. According to the Institute For Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA), spouses go back-and-forth on who gets what property as they decide whether the property is marital, that is, acquired during the marriage, or separate, acquired before the marriage. Spouses are sometimes at odds when it comes to dividing:
Investment accounts (mutual funds, stocks, bonds, annuities)
Life-insurance cash value
According to the IDFA, spouses also must decide how the division of their property affect their minor children. For instance, it may be “financially fair” for the parents to sell their home and split the money, but it may not be “emotionally fair” to the children. [institutedfa.com/Public.php?Articles-Dividing-Property-during-Divorce-24]
Michigan Divorce Attorney – Best Interests Of The Child
Another tough decision divorcing parents with dependent children have to make is how the children will be taken care of after the divorce. According to Michigan’s Child Custody Act, a family court judge awards custody based on what the court believes is in the best interests of the child. The custody law provides 12 factors for the family judge to consider before determining custody. Those factors include:
The love, affection and emotional ties that exists between the parents and the child
Who can provide a stable, secure and safe environment for the child
Which parent can provide the child with food, clothing, medical care and other material needs
The mental and physical health of the parents
Whether either parent has been involved in a domestic violence incident in the home
The judge considers these factors at the same time he or she weighs testimony and evidence from parents, and if necessary, testimony from family members, expert witnesses other material witnesses.
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