Lawyer Helping You Divide Assets in Your Divorce
One of the most contentious issues involved in a divorce is the division of marital property and debts. Stacy L. Van Dyken welcomes any challenges involving property division, including those involving high net-worth couples. With more than 10 years of legal experience, Stacy knows exactly what to look for when dividing property and how to argue her clients' cases in order to ensure that their interests are protected.
Contact Stacy L. Van Dyken, an experienced family law and property division attorney, today. You can reach her online, or you can call (616) 776-3902 to schedule an appointment.
Understanding the Equitable Distribution of Marital Assets and Debts
In Michigan, courts are required to divide assets and debts equitably, which does not mean equally. Judges look to what is fair and appropriate in each divorce. This fairness is based on several factors, including the income of each party.
All marital assets and marital debts will be divided between the parties, including:
- The marital home
- Any other real estate
- Retirement accounts
- 401(k)s or pensions
- Family business or closely held businesses
- Taxes, including tax debt and tax exemptions
- Any other debts, such as credit card debt or mortgages
Creating Unique Property Division Solutions that Best Fit Your Situation
The best way to ensure that your property division agreement encompasses your situation and your future needs is to try to work together. As your attorney, Stacy will always seek to negotiate or mediate solutions regarding your marital assets and debts before leaving the decision up to a judge. Stacy will also pull in financial planners, wealth management experts, or any other experts to create a comprehensive arrangement specially tailored to your situation.
Seek the Help of a Qualified Property Division Attorney Today
It is never easy going from a double-income household to a single-income household. Stacy will work closely with you during your property division negotiations, and well after that, to provide you with service that meets your needs now and for the future. Contact Stacy L. Van Dyken today to schedule your appointment at her downtown Grand Rapids office.