Just to clarify
Value of 401K at date of marriage is $1000. This increased to $1500 at the end of marriage.
Contributions during marriage $500. This increased to $750 at the end of marriage.
In your explanation, do I owe $750 or $1250 to my X?
Date of marriage is 01/01/2000
Date of divorce is 01/01/2010
PART A (PRE MARRIAGE 401k CONTRIBUTIONS)
Value of my 401K at time of mariage is $1000
This $1000 is pre marriage contributions to my 401K
A time of divorce, this amount increased to $1500
PART B(MARRIAGE CONTRIBUTIONS TO 401k)
Contributions made during marriage: $500
These contributions increase to $750 DURING MARIAGE
I assume my X would get 1/2 of the $750 from part B
Does my X get anything from PART A?
If the above answer is NO, will all counrts in MI accept this as an equitable division. If my X wants half of the increase in PART A, can I fight it?
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