Mike Walsh, Lawyer

(231) 725-4200

8 W Walton Ave
Muskegon, MI 49440

 

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Q.Must couples who cohabitated and have children file for divorce?
A. NO.

Q. Does Michigan recognize "Common Law Marriage?"
A. NO, at least not since the late 1950s.

Q. If a couple were married in an informal ceremony recognized in a foreign country, is the marriage valid here?
A. YES.

Q. If the couple - one a U.S. citizen, the other an alien - marries solely to keep the alien in the country and is never consummated is the marriage valid?
A. PROBABLY NOT.

Q. Does Michigan recognize "legal separation?"
A. NO
Q. Does Michigan support Separate Maintenance?
A. YES.

Q. Do grandparents in Michigan have visitation/parenting time rights?
A. ONLY IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS.

Q. Does the Michigan prison system allow conjugal visits for married couples?
A. NO.

Q. Can I get a divorce without a lawyer?
A. YES. Brain surgery without a surgeon is OK, too.