If marriage license was not filed, do I still need to get a divorce? 5 Answers as of May 15, 2014

I applied for a marriage license in 2010 in Michigan and never filed the papers with the court. We are no longer together and I now live in California. So do I have to file for divorce being that nothing was filed with the court?

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Law Offices of John F. Nicholson
Law Offices of John F. Nicholson | John F. Nicholson
You need to consult Michigan law.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/15/2014
Steven Alpers | Steven Alpers
You need a MI lawyer to answer your question.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/15/2014
James M. Chandler | James M. Chandler
If you were legally married in Michigan you would need to get a legal dissolution, which you could do in California if you are now a resident here.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/15/2014
B. Stuart Walker Law Office
B. Stuart Walker Law Office | Brian Stuart Walker
The question is whether or not you are considered married under Michigan law. This question is best answered by a family law attorney who is licensed to practice in Michigan.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/15/2014
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
The Michigan marriage registry should be checked to determine if there is a record of marriage. That will provide you answer officially but if you went through with a marriage ceremony and failed to turn in the completed license there may be an equitable issue. What do the parties want to do? Is the marriage at issue?
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 5/15/2014
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