Dating during divorce in michigan
Judges in Michigan look at what are called the Parrish factors to determine if spousal support should be awarded.
The factors include the length of the marriage, the actions of the parties, the property division, the health of the parties, the parties’ ability to work, fault and general principles of equity. A woman’s maiden surname can be restored by court order.
An annulment can also be granted for a voidable marriage, which includes a marriage by a person under the age of consent or if the consent to marry was obtained by fraud or force.
A spouse who does not want a divorce can slow the proceedings, but will not be able to stop a divorce from happening.
Every divorce in Michigan must make a final resolution of all marital property, custody and support of any minor children born in the marriage, support of both spouses, and any other issues that involve the marriage. But once filed, your divorce will continue within Michigan.
The plaintiff must meet Michigan’s residency requirements (180 days in the state and 10 days in the county), and properly serve the other party under the service requirements in the Michigan Court Rules.
An out-of-state party can petition the court to allow the case to be moved to another state if the other state has stronger ties to the parties, the property, or the children of the marriage.