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General Discussion on Property Division in a Michigan Divorce for My Clients in Wayne, Oakland, and Livingston County

 

The property division in a divorce in Michigan is based on many factors. Usually when I interview a client I ask my prospective client what he or she owned on the date of the marriage and what they own today.

A major factor in the split involves the length of the marriage for reason that in a […]

Separate Property v Marital Property as discussed in recent appeals court cases.

 

I. Marital vs Separate Property

Ayres v Ayres, unpublished opinion per curiam of the Michigan Court of Appeals, decided December 22, 2011 (Docket No. 297989), on appeal from Otsego County

Each party owned a piece of real estate at the time of the marriage, but each contributed to the other’s property and they invested in property together during […]