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Child custody and its potential effect on property division, P.2

In our last post, we began speaking about property division and the potential effect a divorcing couple’s child custody arrangement can have on the way property is awarded. As we noted, the needs of the children is one of the factors judges take into consideration when determining what constitutes a fair disposition of property under Michigan’s equitable distribution approach.

Child custody and its potential effect on property division

Michigan, like most states, uses an approach to property division referred to as equitable distribution. What this means is that marital property, rather than being divided evenly between parties, is divided in a way that is fair according to the circumstances of the case. In some cases, this may mean equal division, but not always.

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