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Michigan Property Distribution

A Michigan divorce court will divide all property in an equitable manner, including a spouse's separate property if it appears that the spouse contributed to the acquisition, improvement, or accumulation of the property, based upon the following factors: 
  • the contribution of each spouse to the acquisition of the marital property, including the contribution of each spouse as homemaker; 

  • the length of the marriage; 

  • any retirement benefits, including social security, civil service, military and railroad retirement benefits; 

  • any prior marriage of each spouse;

  • the circumstances that contributed to the estrangement of the spouses; 

  • the source of the property; 

  • the cause of the divorce; and 

  • each spouse's financial circumstances and rights to any insurance policies.

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