Divorce is not something that you should be ashamed of or afraid to pursue, but it is also not a decision that should be taken lightly. Making a rash decision to divorce in the heat of a particularly tense moment may lead to regrets later, and it is to deter such behavior that many states have specific requirements for divorce. In some states, one party must be at fault in some way, such as by committing adultery, but this is not the case in Michigan.
Michigan's divorce requirements are relatively simple. If both parties feel that the marriage has broken down beyond repair, or that they cannot salvage the relationship, then it is possible to file for a "No Fault" divorce. The only additional requirements are that at least one member of the married couple must have resided in Michigan for at least 180 days, and at least one member must have lived in the applicable county for 10 days immediately preceding the filing.
It is worth noting that while no fault is required in order to file for divorce, common faults such as cruelty, adultery or abandonment can still play a crucial role in your divorce. If for instance, you can prove that your spouse was unfaithful or negligent, you may be granted more assets when the property is divided, or you may be granted primary custody of any children produced during the marriage.
If you meet the residency requirements to file for divorce in Michigan, and you feel that your marriage is irretrievably broken, consider contacting an attorney. Enlisting the aid of legal assistance can help you establish the circumstances of the case and ensure that you are treated fairly during the divorce proceedings.