The Complaint must state the grounds for divorce. The statute requires that there be an irrevocable breakdown of the marital relationship to the extent that the objects of matrimony have been destroyed and there remains no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved. Michigan is a ‘no-fault’ divorce state. That does not mean that fault is not relevant in a divorce case, it merely means that the court can grant a divorce without a showing of wrong-doing, or forcing a party to prove that one party has committed some breach of a marital obligation/contract/vow. A divorce can be granted even if only one party wants the divorce. If your spouse has filed for divorce, rarely will the court find insufficient grounds to grant it. Marriage is a partnership. Partnerships require both to want to participate. If one has decided that they will no longer do so, the court will grant them a divorce.
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