Go To Top capitol dome
Michigan Legislature
Michigan Compiled Laws Complete Through PA 578 of 2018
House: Adjourned until Tuesday, April 9, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Michigan Legislature

Main Content

Section 552.9a

Revised Statutes of 1846 (EXCERPT)

552.9a Decree of divorce; conditions.

Sec. 9a.

No decree of divorce shall be granted in any case except when 1 of the following facts exists:

(a) The defendant is domiciled in this state at the time the bill of complaint for divorce is filed.

(b) The defendant shall have been domiciled in this state when the cause for divorce alleged in the bill or petition arose.

(c) The defendant shall have been brought in by publication or shall have been personally served with process in this state, or shall have been personally served with a copy of the order for appearance and publication within this state, or elsewhere, or has voluntarily appeared in the action or proceeding. Whenever any such order shall be served outside this state, proof of such service shall be made by the affidavit of the person who shall serve the same, made before a notary public, and when such affidavit shall be made outside this state it shall have attached the certificate of the clerk of a court of record, certifying to the official character of the notary and the genuineness of his or her signature to the jurat of the affidavit.

History: Add. 1957, Act 257, Eff. Sept. 27, 1957 ;-- Am. 1958, Act 227, Imd. Eff. May 26, 1958 ;-- Am. 1991, Act 147, Imd. Eff. Nov. 25, 1991
Popular Name: No-Fault Divorce

© 2017 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

up icon