Divorce is draining emotionally but can have major impacts on you financially, as well. When it comes to¬†marital property division in Michigan, decisions made can affect your ability to recover from a divorce and your financial security for years to come. Our Michigan property division attorneys protect your rights in divorce and explain what you need to know about the process.¬†¬†
Under the¬†Michigan Statutes, any property and assets earned or acquired over the course of your marriage need to be divided between you and your spouse in a divorce. This is done on an equitable basis. Rather than dividing everything evenly between both parties, there are certain factors that will influence the amount each receives in a settlement or final divorce order. These include:¬†
When filing for a divorce through the¬†Michigan Courts, each spouse is required to submit a financial disclosure. This details all marital assets, which are then subject to marital property division. These include:¬†
Making sure all marital property is disclosed in divorce proceedings helps to ensure you get what you are entitled to in a final settlement or court order. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for a spouse to attempt to hide assets and to sell or give away property, in order to not have to share it with their spouse.¬†
Getting your fair share of any marital property and assets plays a major role in maintaining financial security after a divorce. At Lucido & Manzella, P.C., we provide the trusted legal guidance you need. This includes identifying all marital assets, preventing items from being squandered, and taking other steps to protect you.¬†
Do not take any chance when it comes to your future. Get the professional legal representation you need when going through a divorce. Call or¬†contact our Michigan divorce and property division attorneys online¬†to request a confidential consultation today.¬†¬†
We offer a free initial consultation so you will get an opportunity to meet us, and we will have an opportunity to learn more about your legal issue.
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