No. Michigan is a no fault divorce state, so you can file for any reason, provided that you believe there have been “irreconcilable differences such that the objects of matrimony have been destroyed.” It is also important to know that Michigan does not have a requirement that the parties attend counseling or be separated for a set period of time prior to filing for divorce.
What does “no fault divorce” mean?
Michigan is a “no fault divorce” state, which means that a divorce will be granted regardless of whether or not either party is considered to blame for the breakdown of the marriage.
The fact that Michigan is a “no fault divorce” state does not mean that compelling reasons leading to the breakdown of the marriage such as abuse, neglect, substance abuse, emotional or physical abuse, infidelity, and/or mental health issues, will not come to light during the litigation. Fault can be taken into account when determining an appropriate division of marital assets and spousal support, and depending on the circumstances, custody determination and parenting time schedules as well.