Dating before divorce is final michigan
The parties to a divorce remain married until a final Judgment of Divorce is entered, resolving all of the issues in the divorce, and the court case is ordered to be closed. A remarriage that occurs before a final judgment of divorce is entered is void and subject to annulment.
Because Michigan is a no fault divorce state, only one party has to allege that the marriage is broken.
A Summons and Complaint must be filed to begin a divorce.
It also must be filed with the appropriate filing fee.
A person who resides outside the state of Michigan can be summoned to a Michigan court for a divorce.
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.
In Michigan, an annulment can be granted for marriages that are void from the beginning, such as in the case of bigamy, a marriage between closely related relatives, or a marriage to a person who is unable to enter a contract of marriage.
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.