Protecting Your Interests In Property Division Matters
At The Smith Law Offices, P.C., we provide focused representation to men and women across southeast Michigan, including people involved in disputes over the division of marital property. We keep our firm small so that we can dedicate all our energy and efforts to getting the results you seek. We are committed to your success and will always meet with you on a face-to-face basis so that we can listen carefully to your questions and concerns and offer timely and clear counsel to meet your needs.
As a consequence of our broad knowledge and willingness to pay attention to detail, many of our new cases come to us as referrals from former or current clients.
Helping Retain Your Property During The Division of Marital Assets
We work with men and women at all stages of a divorce, helping them equitably divide the debts and assets of their marriage. We can assist you with the temporary distribution of property, including use of the marital home while the divorce is pending. Our lawyers will also help you work out agreements regarding all types of marital assets, including:
- Real and personal property such as houses, cars, boats, jewelry and electronics
- Financial assets, including checking and savings accounts, investments and insurance policies
- Retirement funds such as IRAs, 401(k)s, deferred compensation and pensions
- Business interests
Though Michigan is a no-fault divorce state, the determination of fault in a divorce proceeding can be a factor in how property is divided. In addition, a grant of alimony or spousal support may have an impact on the distribution of marital assets.
We will carefully review your finances so that we can determine what property is marital property and what assets are separate properties. We understand all the factors the court considers and will take a proactive approach so that you have a realistic expectation of what you can keep.