Is There Really Anything to Divide? Property Division and Valuation in Divorce Cases

Is There Really Anything to Divide? Property Division and Valuation in Divorce Cases

Many times, clients come to our office, desperate to get out of a bad marriage, but thinking that there isn’t really any property to divide. In some cases, they’ll tell us that they don’t have any property, other than the marital home and their joint bank accounts. However, with a few questions, it often becomes clear that there is substantially more property to divide than litigants first realize. For example, are there retirement accounts? Are there pensions? Does one party, the other, or both, own a business? Does one of the litigants receive options or other perquisites as part of their employment? If any of those things are true, then you may be looking at a more complicated division of property than you first realized, but that may not be a bad thing. However, it is important to realize what counts as property and what doesn’t, which is why it is important for you to make sure that you have the right legal guidance.

Is There Really Anything to Divide? Property Division and Valuation in Divorce Cases

Having Issues Communicating With Your Ex About Your Kids? There’s an App for that

Exes can be difficult enough to deal with, but when you have children with your ex, eliminating the tug-of-war and game playing can be exhausting. However, there are convenient communication tools available to you, accessible anywhere from your smartphone, tablet or computer to document and control the line of communications. That can reduce miscommunications, coulda, woulda, shoulda and parenting time issues that those of us who are co-parenting with a difficult person can use to help manage the stress and discord.

Is There Really Anything to Divide? Property Division and Valuation in Divorce Cases

9 Little Tips That’ll Make a Big Difference With Your Michigan Custody Battle

If you’re about to start fighting a Michigan custody battle, you need to learn as much as possible about what you can expect to face and how you should approach the challenge. Of course, you want to make sure that you win the custody arrangement that you believe this is what’s best for your child, and it’s only natural to feel passionately about that. Passion alone doesn’t win custody battles though; it takes more than that.

To help you ensure you take the right approach when entering your custody battle, we’re going to look at the 9 little things that can make a big difference to the outcome of your custody battle. These are not particularly difficult to adopt or understand, but they’re ignored by many parents entering custody battles. Rather than making that mistake, read on now and learn about each of these 9 things.

Is There Really Anything to Divide? Property Division and Valuation in Divorce Cases

Why You Shouldn’t Move Out of the Family Home During a Divorce

Filing for a divorce can be a complicated and stressful time to experience. It takes a considerable amount of effort and there are many difficult decisions to make in the process. For instance, one concern to keep in mind is if you should move out of the family home or not.

Is There Really Anything to Divide? Property Division and Valuation in Divorce Cases

What To Know When Your Divorce Involves Child Custody

Single parent homes have become incredibly common in America. Today over 23 million children live in a single parent home. Going through a divorce can be difficult, and when a child is involved, it can be even more challenging and stressful. If you have a child who is under the age of eighteen, the issue of custody will be a part of your divorce proceedings. Since child custody issues are complicated, it’s worth being aware of all the issues that you can encounter. That’s what we’re going to look at today.

Is There Really Anything to Divide? Property Division and Valuation in Divorce Cases

Property and Asset Division in Divorce Cases

In every divorce case, no matter the situation of the parties, there will be a division of assets. Many people think this is a simple “split the baby” determination. However, that is not always the case. For bank accounts and joint debts, you may be able to do that....
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