A Michigan Supreme Court justice is facing questions as to why she transferred the deeds on three properties while she negotiated a short sale on a fourth.

The Detroit Free Press reports Justice Diane Hathaway has yet to say why she and her husband put the homes under the names of her stepchildren. Experts said the couple may have done it qualify for the short sale closed late last year, meaning they could have misrepresented their assets.

A family friend and lawyer, to whom Hathaway directed reporters, said the situation is “personal and complicated."

Read more at the Detroit Free Press.