Michigan enacted no fault divorce about fifty years ago. Prior to no fault divorce, a person was required to prove fault to get a divorce. For example, you would need to prove abuse or an affair just to get divorced. If you could not prove fault, you were required to stay married. Under no fault divorce, you do not need to prove fault. You merely have to state that there has been a breakdown in your marriage and there is no reasonable likelihood the marriage can be preserved. At that point the court divides assets and debts and addresses child custody, child support, and spousal support.