What is a no-fault divorce?

A no-fault divorce means that you do not have to prove fault to get a divorce.  Before 1972, in Michigan you were required to prove fault to get a divorce.  Effectively you were required to stay married unless someone was at fault for the breakdown of your marriage.  No-fault divorce eliminates the requirement of proving fault.  IN Michigan you can get a divorce by stating there has been a breakdown of my marriage relationship.