A: Michigan courts make a few presumptions about the marital property of a couple. The first presumption is that all property and debts are marital. Second, neither party is inherently entitled to a greater share of the marital assets or responsible for a greater share of the marital debts. These presumptions may be rebutted, but the burden of proof is on the party seeking to exclude asset as separate or seeking an unequal division of the marital estate. This particular procedure is best accomplished with the help and advice of an attorney. The types of property that are frequently considered pre-marital property include: pre-marital assets, pre-marital accumulations of retirement benefits, gifts/inheritances from third parties, and pain and suffering awards.
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