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Michigan Property Division

Michigan is an equitable distribution state in property division during divorce. This means the Michigan divorce court divides property by what it considers to be fair, not necessarily what's equal. When the couple cannot reach a settlement on property distribution, the Michigan divorce court will:

  • Go through a discovery process to classify property and debt
  • Assign a monetary value of the marital property and debt
  • Distribute the marital assets between the two spouses

A local Michigan divorce lawyer can help you figure out how to negotiate property division in the divorce settlement. Connect with a Michigan divorce attorney today by calling 877-349-1310 or filling out a Michigan divorce case review form. Get advice about what to expect in property distribution and how to protect your property.

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The above synopsis of Michigan divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Michigan divorce lawyer in your area.

Michigan divorce laws were last updated May 2009.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.