Much like no two marriages are alike, no two divorces are the same. Couples part ways for many reasons, and based on these reasons, spouses in Michigan and elsewhere may find it more beneficial to move forward with a certain type of divorce. Whether it is because they seek to reduce costs and complete the process quickly or need additional assistance to resolve issues they cannot agree one, one type of divorce may be more beneficial than the other.
Not all divorces need to be litigated. In fact, the vast majority of them do not. Based on current data, roughly 95% of all divorces in the United States are settled outside of court. There are four main types of divorce couples can consider when seeking to not litigate it.
A no-fault divorce is one where neither spouse will be required to prove fault or marital misconduct on the part of either spouse in order to get a divorce. Thus, neither spouse places fault on the other for the failure of the marriage but rather due to incompatibility or irreconcilable differences.
An uncontested divorce is fairly straightforward. It is a divorce where neither party is fighting. They agree on all the terms and have reached a mutual agreement to end their union and all issues regarding property, finances, child custody and other issues are agreed to. An uncontested divorce can save a couple much time and money. It is considered a quick and simple dissolution.
This is considered to be the simplest and quickest divorce, as it involves an uncontested divorce and does not involve children. Typically, this type of divorce is best for those that were married for a shot time, do not have children and they have little to no marital assets to divide.
A limited divorce is also known as a legal separation. This is a situation where the couple’s separation is supervised by the court. Those needing the time to arrange their finances and address other issues before finalizing the divorce typically choose this option.
Divorce is difficult. Even the most amicable divorce can stir up emotions. Thus, it is important that a spouse is fully aware of their situation and what options they have. This will allow them to determine what best fits their needs while also ensuring that their rights and interests are considered and protected.