No one can promise you a pain-free divorce. However, with an experienced family law attorney's help, you can get through the legal process more easily. When you know your rights and have knowledgeable advice about your options, you can make good decisions.
At Miller Cohen, PLC, we understand that you are facing many emotional and financial decisions during a divorce. We are here to keep you informed and guide you through this difficult time. To schedule a free consultation with a Detroit divorce lawyer, please call 313-566-4787 or 800-221-6021.
Property Division And Spousal Support
Marital property is subject to equitable distribution, which means that it should be divided fairly, not necessarily 50-50. The court will determine property division based on what it considers fair according to the details of the divorce.
Marital assets typically include real estate, personal property (vehicles, furnishings), investments, retirement accounts and other financial accounts. Before assets are divided, they must be valued. Once your property has been valued, we will argue for a property settlement agreement that is in your best interest.
In addition, marital debts must be divided. These can include mortgages, auto loans, credit card debt, taxes and any judgments against the couple.
Spousal support/alimony may be awarded as rehabilitative or permanent support. The decision to award spousal support in Michigan is not based on a rigid formula. Instead, the court considers factors such as the length of the marriage, the ability of each party to pay, the earning capacity of each party, each party's level of education and work history, and the prior standard of living.
Contact A Wayne County Divorce Lawyer
For a free consultation, please call 313-566-4787, 800-221-6021 or contact us online.