Michigan Divorce Law – Property Division
Representing the Men of Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, Livingston, Washtenaw, Monroe, Lapeer & St. Clair Counties for Over 30 Years
During a divorce, there are many things you may be concerned about including property division. The attorneys at American Divorce Association for Men has over 30 years of experience and has helped families with their Michigan property division cases.
Thanks to our years of experience, ADAM offers a comprehensive defense for your property and assets during litigation or negotiation of property division. If you need legal assistance with your property division dispute, our team of Michigan property division attorneys can help you fight for what is yours. Depending on the facts of your case, we can also help you identify property that you may not be required to divide with your spouse.
How Marital Property Is Divided in Michigan
Michigan is a dual property state, which means family courts divide property into two kinds: separate and marital.
- Separate Property: Any property you owned before the marriage, any property received by either spouse as an inheritance or gift, or any property received after separation. Separate property is normally awarded to its owner.
- Marital Property: Any property obtained between the date of your marriage to the date of divorce. This type of property is generally subject to equitable division between parties. In this case, the asses will be divided according to what the court believes is just. However, there is still an opportunity to negotiate to secure your assets.
Who Decides How Property Is Divided in a Divorce in Michigan?
If you and your spouse can negotiate how to divide your property fairly, the judge will review your agreement to determine and agree if it is. Another option is to divide your property through mediation. Mediation is where a neutral person helps you and your spouse settle your property division issues, and an experienced attorney can also help you with this process. If you and your spouse can’t come up with an agreement, the judge will decide for you.
The judge will consider the following factors:
- Length of your marriage
- Each spouse’s contribution to the marital estate
- Both spouses’ financial needs
Contact our Michigan Property Division Lawyers Today!
Are you having trouble with your property division in Michigan? it is vital to contact an experienced family law attorney. The attorneys at ADAM have over 30 years of experience helping men in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, Livingston, Washtenaw, Monroe, Lapeer & St. Clair Counties with their property division cases. We understand how challenging divorces can be, that is why we work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the best possible results for your case.