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High-asset divorces in Oakland County and elsewhere across Michigan are obviously distinguished from many other marital dissolutions by the significant amount of marital property they involve.
Divorce can be confusing and stressful, especially when you think about all that you have at stake. Your future depends upon a fair settlement. With that in mind, the good news is you can take several steps to improve your chances of a successful outcome.
By now, you’ve probably learned that Michigan’s courts aim to award child custody according to your child’s best interests. And you may have learned about the different factors the court reviews. But as it reviews them, how does the court judge these factors?
Some people are greedy. They know it’s illegal to try to hide their assets and disguise their wealth during divorce. But they do it anyway because they want to keep more than their fair share.
If you or your spouse own a business—either solely or with partners—there’s a good chance the value of that business will matter in your divorce. Even if you have a prenup that will keep the business intact, you may need to determine how much its value increased since you got married.
No one gets married with a plan to get divorced. Even if you hired a lawyer and sat down to sign a prenup, you may not have taken it seriously. It may have just been a thing your fiancé wanted. But you were going to stay married forever, right?
Custody battles are often the bitterest and most troubling parts of a divorce. And the sad fact is that they don't always stop after the divorce has been finalized. Life continues, and if your ex has primary custody, you may someday find yourself faced with the possibility of seeing your child relocated hundreds of miles away from home.
"Prenup" may no longer be a dirty word. Long considered a cynical contract--and one exclusive to the ultra-rich--the prenuptial agreement has recently become more popular.
Marriage can make things complicated. It can complicate and ruin the relationship you and your spouse once shared. And it can complicate your finances.