Protecting Your Interests In Property Division
Property division can become a significant point of contention for many divorcing couples. As a dedicated family law attorney, Kurt Schnelz provides support and strong legal guidance to individuals involved in matters related to divorce and the distribution of property.
Most property division disputes can be resolved through rounds of negotiation, mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Kurt works closely with clients to explore every opportunity to settle out of court. If an agreement cannot be reached, using alternative methods though, he will vigorously advocate for your interests and well-being at trial.
Ensuring A Fair Division Of Marital Assets
Michigan is an equitable distribution state, which means the property is to be divided in a manner that is fair but not necessarily equal. A judge will consider numerous factors when determining how to allocate your assets, including:
- Duration of the marriage
- Each party’s contributions to the marital estate
- Health status of each party
- Age of each party
- Current financial state of each party
- Future earning potential for each party
- Past relations and conduct of each party
- General principles of equity
While marital property and separate property are both uniquely different, the line between them is often blurry. With so many variables to consider in property division, it is essential to have a legal advocate by your side who is honest, compassionate and will support you throughout the entire divorce process.
Put An End To Your Property Dispute
Schnelz Wells PC proudly serves individuals, families and business owners throughout Michigan for all property division and family-related legal matters.