Many people fear divorce because they believe that society will look down on them, or that it is tantamount to admitting they could not successfully save their marriage. Here's the truth: people change, and there is no shame in admitting that something that once made you happy no longer does. Marriage causes significant lifestyle changes for everyone involved, and sometimes those changes are not what you hoped they would be. Staying in a marriage that makes you angry, unhappy or even frightened is the true thing to fear.
Of course, not everyone avoids divorce due to societal stigma or peer pressure. Some people avoid divorce because they are afraid of what will happen during the divorce proceedings, specifically what might happen to their property and assets. Everyone knows that when a couple divorces, the marital assets are divided, but no one can be sure just how the division will play out, and some people fear that they may lose something precious.
In Michigan, division of property often falls close to an even 50/50 split, but that does not necessarily mean that you will get to keep a particular item or asset. Perhaps the best way to ensure that you do not lose a specific asset that is precious to you is to enter into a postnuptial agreement with your spouse. But if no such agreement exists, then there are few guarantees about how property will be divided.
If you are going through a divorce in Michigan, or if you fear that you may soon go through a divorce, please visit our web page. We can discuss your situation with you and help you gain a better idea of what you can expect from divorce proceedings. Depending on the circumstances, we may even be able to help you recover certain assets in the property division.