Michigan is not a community property state. Then again, neither are most other states throughout the nation. This means when you divorce your spouse, your marital assets will be divided fairly but not necessarily evenly. This often leads to some very heated property division arguments between spouses.
Just because you are concerned with retaining ownership of your home, a vacation property or other items that are either practically or sentimentally valuable to you does not mean you are being materialistic or petty in your divorce. You have every right to protect your own interests, whether on a personal or business-related level. It’s often easier to achieve your financial goals in divorce if you meet with an experienced family law attorney to develop a strong plan ahead of time.
A judge hearing a particular case has the discretion to divide marital assets equitably. The means that the court will strive to make as fair a distribution as possible after considering all of the relevant circumstances. One of the best means for making sure your concerns and requests are clearly understood is to allow an experienced attorney to act on your behalf during all court proceedings.
The Michigan law office of Eisenberg & Spilman, PLLC represents clients throughout the state who are facing property division problems in divorce. We are fully prepared to address all issues related to the topic, including suspected hidden asset situations. We are committed to protecting your rights and best interests in order to help you achieve a fair and agreeable outcome to your divorce.