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    What’s mine is yours, what’s yours is mine? This saying takes on new meaning when it comes to Michigan divorce. Some couples may be eager to part, but they are not eager to adopt half of their union’s debt and go back into the world single and weighed down by financial obligations.

    Being Saddled with Your Partner’s Debt

    A survey conducted by uncovered surprising details about divorce and finances, going state by state to see where couples stand.

    • 1 in 4 people believe debt incurred before marriage should partly become the ex-spouse’s obligation if the marriage ends in divorce.
    • More than half of people believe a partner with money issues is a good reason to get divorced.
    • 27% of couples in Michigan cannot separate for financial reasons.
    • Changes in financial responsibilities due to divorce may lower credit score – 54% of women and 42% of men say their score lowered after they got a divorce.

    Divorce, as we all know, can be costly in various ways, and if you’re already having money troubles in your relationship, the thought of incurring fees to get a divorce is not appealing – and neither is splitting up your debt, no matter how fair that might be on paper.

    Living Together Unhappily

    Debt is a catch-22 for many troubled couples. Now that high inflation rates have increased the cost of living as a single person, money issues seem to be the reason many incompatible, unhappy couples stay together. The cost of separation seems to outweigh the desire to live independently, a living choice that can cost over $3,000 a month, not to mention the financial requirements of spousal support and child support.

    Think about it. You’re paying for household bills, utilities, groceries, furniture, and more if you split up with your partner and maintain separate residences. The high cost of living alone prevents many couples from pulling the plug on their marriage. Being together in the same house sharing the same bills is gentler on the bank account, though it’s not necessarily more appealing for unhappy marriages. DivorceAnswers found that:

    • Almost 25% of unemployed people would wait until they were earning a salary to separate from their partner so they could potentially get a bigger settlement.
    • One third of those surveyed said they could not afford to rent and live elsewhere if they separated from their partner.

    Dating Looks Bleak Too

    If you are looking forward to getting back out there in the singles scene and you’re carrying a mount of divorce debt with you, it may be prudent to keep that information to yourself for a little while. A survey found the following:

    • Over half of singles would not enter a relationship with someone who has large debts.
    • The average single said they would be deterred by a debt of $33,000.
    • A good credit score is a requirement for most singles who are seeking a partner.

    If you have financial questions about divorce and are considering splitting up from your partner, schedule a complimentary consultation with Femminineo Attorneys in Michigan. Allow us to help you see the possibilities for your future.


    What makes us the right divorce attorneys for you?

    Family Law Expertise

    Most lawyers are in a general practice and do some of everything. One of our main focuses is on Family law and being expert at divorce, custody and support matters.

    Strong Relationships

    We are in court daily, working with the family court judges, their staff and clerks, the Friend of the Court office, the Bar Association and other attorneys working in this area. We pride ourselves on fighting hard for our clients while working well with everyone.


    Our extensive experience and strong relationship with the courts and our peers leads many judges and attorneys to hire us to act as Mediators in other Family Law cases. Make no mistake; having a strong working relationship with the court can have a massive impact on your case. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and are in trial regularly against the best in the business. We see the judges every week and maintain strong ties with their staff.

    We Care

    Although every attorney can “handle” your case, Femminineo Attorneys cares about you and your family. We work extremely hard to keep this difficult process civil and to shelter your children from as much of the negative facets as possible.


    Once your case is concluded, we will be there to help you with any post-judgment problems that may arise.


    Everyone’s financial situation is different and we work with our clients to formulate a fee arrangement that works within your means.


    We have handled every possible situation involving domestic law. We will do everything possible to wrap up your case in a timely manner, avoiding delays that cause unnecessary legal fees.


    When your case cannot be easily solved, we will fight hard and use all of our resources to win. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and we regularly win cases against the best in the business at trial.

    Expert Staff

    Unlike many attorneys who have a part-time typist and work 30 hours a week, we have an expert staff available all day long to assist you and provide immediate service.

    Personal Service

    At Femminineo Attorneys, your case will be handled by an experienced family law attorney. Each of our attorneys in our family law division has many years of experience in handling family law matters.

    We encourage you to see these differences for yourself and call today to speak with one of our partners or schedule a free consultation at our office.

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