Property Division Lawyers

Dividing a marital estate can get complicated. Some assets cannot be split in two. There may be questions of valuation or separate property. The house and the marital debts must be factored in. And all of this is tied up in the emotions and resentments of divorce.

Dennis Hurst & Associates can help you iron out a fair and efficient property settlement if your assets are simple and straightforward. But we also provide strategies and aggressive representation to litigate issues of complex property division. Our trial lawyers have decades of experience and a record of results in divorce litigation.

Asset Distribution And Debt Allocation

Divorcing spouses often focus on the wrong issues or dig in their heels. Our Jackson property division attorneys provide the analysis and perspective to approach asset distribution in the right frame of mind. We are here to ensure that you get your fair share — in or out of court.

Dennis Hurst has practiced family law in Jackson County and surrounding jurisdictions of mid-Michigan since 1981. He leads a legal team that can capably address all factors that may arise in dividing the estate:

  • 401(k) and pension division
  • Real estate
  • Small businesses
  • Stocks and investments
  • Executive compensation and perks
  • Division of debts
  • Hidden or transferred assets
  • Separate vs. marital property
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Alimony

Skilled Negotiators And Trial Lawyers

We engage property appraisers, business valuation experts, forensic accountants, tax specialists and other professionals as necessary to define the total assets and liabilities. We then explore the trade-offs, offsets and creative solutions that will result in a favorable property settlement. We strive to limit the cost and stress of divorce for our clients, but we are always prepared to litigate those issues that must be decided by a judge.

We represent clients from Jackson, Battle Creek, Lansing and surrounding counties, with a second office in Clark Lake. Arrange a confidential consultation at 517-783-3300 or contact us online.