How does a court make a monetary award?

Michigan is a no fault state; meaning that, if you ask the County for divorce, you will have that request granted. You do not have to allege that your spouse has done anything wrong. You must however, allege that there has been a breakdown in the marriage.

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  1. How does a court make a monetary award?
Question: How does a court make a monetary award? Answer: Michigan courts apply a 3-step process: (1) Determine what
property is marital property. (2) Determine the value of all marital
property. (3) Make a monetary award as an adjustment of the
equities and rights of the parties.

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