Unlike custody, parenting time and child support, which remain modifiable, (and in some instances spousal support, as discussed elsewhere in these materials) the terms of the property division contained in a Judgment of Divorce, whether or not entered by consent, are final and non-modifiable. The grounds for reopening the property provisions are very limited, and the time required to move for modifications, very short. Although our firm has successfully challenged the division of property over the years, the factual and legal circumstances required it, based upon fraud, misrepresentations, active concealment of assets and other legal grounds. Generally, however, once a decision has been made as to how to divide marital assets, be it by an agreement, or after a trial, it is difficult to later go back and change the results. All the more reason to have an experienced attorney representing you in the first place.
If you need legal counsel concerning a property division issue, please contact our Detroit divorce attorneys today. Located in Plymouth, MI, we proudly serve Oakland, Livingston, Wayne, and Washtenaw counties.