Divorce Lawyers in Birmingham, Michigan

Deciding to end a marriage is hard. Deciding how to split up the property is equally difficult. How do you determine between what’s his, hers and ours? Professional divorce lawyers in Birmingham, Michigan can help you understand the laws regarding property distribution in divorce cases, and The Law Firm of Victoria, divorce attorneys for women in Birmingham, can help you get the settlement that is best for you.

Personal vs Marital Property

Michigan recognizes two categories of property: Personal and Marital. Personal is the property you came into the marriage with and marital is the property you obtained as a married couple. If you had a prenuptial agreement, the separation is pretty cut and dried. Without a prenuptial agreement, the divorcing parties, along with their attorneys, must make the determination between what is personal property and what is marital property. Marital property can include the following:

  • Homes, cars and other jointly owned “personal” property
  • Investment accounts
  • Businesses
  • Retirement plans/benefits
  • Income from employment
  • Since Michigan is an equitable distribution state, the clients and attorneys work together to create a distribution of assets that is fair (equitable) to both parties. Distribution of property becomes a matter for the courts when the two parties, with the assistance of attorneys and/or mediators, cannot agree on an equitable distribution of property. The court will take into account who contributed what to the marital estate, the cause of the divorce, the length of the marriage and other factors when making a distribution determination.

    We’re Here for You

    Our caring, experienced attorneys at The Law Firm of Victoria want to make sure women are treated fairly in a divorce. We’ve been protecting the legal rights of women in our family law practice for over 20 years, and we want to protect your rights, too. Call 248-723-1600 today or complete our simple online form to schedule a consultation.

    Testimonials

    • The Law Firm of Victoria, P.C. “I want to thank you for taking the time out of your busy practice to review the status of my legal proceedings and for offering your advice in how to go forward. Obviously, my biggest mistake was in not retaining you at the onset”
    • The Law Firm of Victoria, P.C. “It’s been a year since I contacted your firm, which I heard about on the radio. I received excellent representation from the Attorneys. All is good, and I can actually say better that I had hoped and I just wanted to take this opportunity to say THANKS!”
    • The Law Firm of Victoria, P.C. “With your law firm and her help I made it through the divorce process and now I am finally happy once again.”
    • The Law Firm of Victoria, P.C. “I want to thank all of you who gave so unselfishly to help me get my dignity back… You fought to the very end for the best possible conclusion. Thank you for all you accomplished for me.”
    • The Law Firm of Victoria, P.C. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I appreciate your kindness, professionalism and patience. You are truly a blessing.”
    • The Law Firm of Victoria, P.C. “You have been a great help for me and have opened my eyes to a lot of new information and I am very thankful for you and the Law Firm of Victoria.”
    • The Law Firm of Victoria, P.C. “I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate all your hard work and dedication — you went above and beyond to write the order and work with everyone to get the document signed and filed with the court. I greatly appreciate everything that you have done”
    • The Law Firm of Victoria, P.C. “I’m not sure where to begin in expressing my gratitude, appreciation, and respect for the professional yet personal way you walked beside me during my divorce… I felt as though I wasn’t just another case, I felt that my life and I mattered.”
    • The Law Firm of Victoria, P.C. “You fought for me in meetings and at mediation as if your happiness depended on it and I am eternally grateful.”
    • The Law Firm of Victoria, P.C. “Very thorough, good, honest advice. I really liked the gentleness and candor of both attorneys.”
    • The Law Firm of Victoria, P.C. “You are awesome, my mind was put at ease in some areas and I am panicked in others, which is good!”
    • The Law Firm of Victoria, P.C. Dear Dennis, Thank you so much for your generous kindness, support, and care for my case! I really appreciate it. May God bless your firm and may more people get help from you. Many thanks!
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