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How is real estate divided in a Michigan divorce?

If you own land, including buildings or anything else that is attached to the land, it is considered real estate by Michigan law, and will probably be subject to division in your divorce settlement. According to MichiganLegalHelp.org, the deciding factor for dividing real estate is not whether your name is on the title or the mortgage, but whether it was purchased or improved using marital assets. If not, it may be separate property, in which case it would not part of the division process. Otherwise, it is divided equitably.

Factors that affect how much child support you will pay

Along with property division and child custody, child support is among the top concerns for parents when it comes to the final divorce order in Michigan. Fortunately, the payment is not chosen at random. According to MichiganLegalHelp.org, there is a specific formula the court uses to arrive at the appropriate amount of support.

2 forms of child custody in Michigan

Now that you and your ex-husband have parted ways, you need to determine what is going to happen with your children. In Michigan, there are two different forms of child custody that you need to know about -- physical and legal.

Tips for negotiating a divorce settlement amicably

Even though a couple in Michigan may agree that they want an amicable divorce, when spouses sit down to discuss the details, they may find it more difficult than they thought to keep conflict to a minimum. According to The Huffington Post, there are many things people can do to make their divorce negotiations easier.

Dividing valuable personal property

Not only do your art and your family heirlooms come with an emotional value, they also may have a considerable financial value, as well. During your Michigan divorce, it may be tempting to get into a dispute with your spouse over how they will be divided. At The Law Office of Lorrie J. Zahodnic, P.C., our team has worked with many couples to come to a fair settlement for the division of joint personal property.

When child-rearing differences threaten co-parenting success

Maybe the clash between parenting styles was part of what led to a Michigan divorce, or the differences may simply add to the current difficulties getting along. Whatever the case, co-parenting will not get any easier while mom and dad allow the conflicts to continue. People often have a deep emotional tie to the way that they parent their children, though, and that may make compromise seem impossible.

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