No-Fault Divorce

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When Fault Enters a No-Fault Divorce

Michigan is a no-fault divorce state. This simply means that you don’t need to prove any fault on the part of your spouse as grounds for a divorce. For example you needn't show that your spouse was cheating on you, that your...more

Putting Fault Back into Divorce, the Modern Anti-Cheating Clause

As reported in the news, Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren might be reconciling. In 2009, the relationship made headlines when the National Enquirer reported that Tiger was cheating. Two days later, the police were called to...more

When Talking Divorce – No Fault and Default – Not the Same Thing

Last month I wrote about domestic violence and orders of protection. As an example, I discussed the recent short-lived marriage of NFL star Chad Johnson and his TV star wife, Evelyn Lozada. According to media reports, Johnson...more

Plenary Guardian May File Divorce Petition For Disabled Adult With Court Approval

This morning, the Illinois Supreme Court filed its unanimous opinion in Karbin v. Karbin. In an opinion by Justice Charles E. Freeman, the Court overruled its twenty-six year old decision in In re Marriage of Drews and held...more

Is There an Advantage to Filing First in an Arizona Divorce?

In well over half of my consultations I get asked whether there is an advantage to filing first for divorce in Arizona. The answer is no. The question stems from a fear that it may be socially unacceptable to seek a divorce....more

Even Though It’s “No Fault” Divorce, What Would You Do?

California has “no fault” divorce, which means it does not matter why a marriage breaks up or which spouse is responsible for the breakup. Therefore all community property is divided equally and spousal support (alimony) is...more

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