Property Division Attorney in Grand Rapids
Protecting Your Assets During Divorce
Getting divorced from your spouse can be a cause for concern if you depended on them financially or if you have certain assets you are afraid of losing. At The Wealthy Street Law Firm, we are committed to helping you feel financially secure during your divorce.
Michigan is an equitable distribution state, which means that you and your spouse will not necessarily receive a 50/50 split of your property. It is important that you hire a skilled Grand Rapids divorce attorney to represent you and guide you through the process and protect your assets.
There are many types of property and financial assets which may be subject to division, including:
- Real property
- Retirement funds
- Savings accounts
- Fine art and jewelry
- Furnishings and other property
Property Division in Contested Divorces
The best case scenario is that you and your spouse can agree on who takes what, such as you get to keep your primary residence and your spouse takes the vacation home. However, when it comes to dividing assets in a tumultuous divorce, this is not always possible. If you cannot decide who takes what, you will leave the decision in the hands of the court during litigation.
There are many factors which may be considered by the court including:
- The length of the marriage
- The income each spouse has
- The economic situation of each spouse
- The financial responsibilities of each spouse
- What each spouse contributed to the marriage
Negotiating for a Fair Asset Settlement
If you are involved in a high-net-worth divorce or have complex assets, it is essential that you hire a knowledgeable Grand Rapids property division lawyer to represent you. We understand the importance of holding onto the assets that you have worked hard to earn. You can rely on us to manage all of the legal aspects of your case, from uncovering possible hidden assets and valuation of property to negotiating in court on your behalf.
I am thrilled to be able to leave a rave review of my attorney Lee Coppage. Not only was he sharply dressed and his appearance spoke business but his expertise and manner in which he takes over a courtroom was amazing. I was always satisfied to know that he would definitely get my point across and my voice would be heard through him (loud and clear) every single court appearance. He helped guide me through the worse time of my adult life. I was emotionally flustered and extremely concerned about my children and their wellbeing. Lee was supportive, knowledgeable and extremely patient with me. Several times I had emotional breakdowns and the staff in Mr. Crowe's office was very respectful and tolerated everything. It was a long year for me but I am proud to say that I made the best decision by hiring the office of Wayne Crowe Jr and blessed by having Lee represent me in court during this custody battle. I am extremely satisfied with the service provided to me.- Janet Caraballo
I requested Lee take over My case, due to his straight forward tactics, and aggressive demeanor. He listens to what you want, and goes directly for it with a passion I have not seen in any of my previous attorneys. Lee is a new attorney so to speak, and you would Never know with how tenacious he is in the court room. I wish I had him from The beginning.- Nick
Wayne and his staff turned an otherwise painful situation into a quick and easy process. Thorough and professional. Thanks Wayne!- Timothy Stamm
Very honest and caring people. Highly would recommend using this law firm.- Kelsey C.
I'm not fond of attorneys but this guy is great. He'll answer your question(s) and there's no pressure of signing any contact. He'll tell you what the family court law is and he will fight for the best interest. This attorney is amazing. I will keep his name and telephone number on my iPhone and will recommend him to everyone that I know who would need his services. Don't think twice, this is the man.- H. Montero
My case involves child custody and child support. I moved out of state with my kids and was served by my husband with child custody paper stating he wants full custody of the kids. I was so worried, I went online and googled law firm that deal with child custody and came across Wayne F Crowe Jr. after reading some of the reviews I decided to contact the law firm and I am glad that I did because everything works out excellent. Wayne help me won the child custody case which was a difficult one because it's a move of state with the kids without the other party written consent but Wayne keep on telling me that we were going to win and we did.He made it look so easy. Thank you Wayne. Lee was my Child support lawyer and he help me get the Child Support that was more that reasonable for my two kids with only few court appearances. Thank you Lee. I recommend this law firm to anyone who want lawyers that are knowledgeable and will put in the work to win your case.- Charlesa
They fight for whats best for you, family is their most importan mater. Michael King help me with my divorce when I was feeling hopeless about my case. He stud up for my daughter's safety and my rights I would go to them in a heart beat if ever needed help again. I just can't thank them enough Michael, Jackelyn, and hennessey they are all exelent people.- Veronica G. Herrera
Lee Coppage is an absolute Lion in court! When I first saw this fresh-faced and young Attorney I had a moment of doubt until I heard him speak in Court and to opposing Attorney. He was fearless, articulate, forceful, and didn't hesitate to make himself heard. After 3 years of court dates, I believe this circus would have continued if not for him. Thank you Lee, you are my hero!!!- Millie