Large Property Division

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Divorce can be a painful process. But it can also be a time for reflection, a time to look ahead and a time to make crucial decisions about the rest of your life. Susan Isopi will provide skilled legal services to you whether you are involved in contested or uncontested divorce matters.

If you are contemplating divorce, or if your spouse made his or her wishes for a divorce known, call Susan at 586-323-4400 to arrange a free phone consultation.

When ending a marriage, all of the property must be divided between the spouses. This can be complicated, depending on the nature of the assets, when the assets were acquired, and how and why the assets increased in value. There may also be an additional layer of complexity based on any emotional components — which is inevitable in most divorces.

In an ideal situation, spouses would resolve all property division issues on their own, amicably. The reality is that litigation is often involved in order to resolve disputes during your divorce. At the minimum, settlement conferences or mediation are frequently useful for conflict resolution.

Susan Isopi assists our clients through the divorce process and helps them resolve their property division matters successfully. Susan handles property settlements involving:
  • Real estate
  • Retirement accounts
  • Investments
  • Business assets

Understanding Property Division in Michigan

There are two types of property in any marriage: property that belongs to the individual and property that belongs to the couple, otherwise known as separate property and community property.

Separate property is anything owned prior to marriage such as personal property, inheritance, settlement proceeds or gifts.

Community property includes assets the couple acquires during the marriage. Also known as marital property, it includes business value increases and income from separate property that is generated during the marriage.

It seems straightforward, and in many cases, can be. But when there are issues regarding the value of assets and determining when and why an asset increased in value, the process is more difficult. Susan Isopi often utilizes financial experts to assist in establishing property values, valuations and appraisals.

After the process of identifying property, Susan helps clients divide it as fairly as possible, whether through settlement or litigation. For experienced family law and property division advice, contact Susan for a Free Consultation at 586-323-4400.