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Things to Consider Before Moving Out in a Divorce

Quarrels and misunderstandings may lead to divorce. The action may bring negative and positive consequences on both the divorcees. Also, unfaithful and cheating behaviors may result in the collapse of marriage. Leaving each other after a divorce is...

Who Gets the House in a Divorce?

When couples divorce, they have a lot of questions. It doesn't help that many of those questions don't have easy answers. Thehome is typically the most valuable object that two people can share together, so the stakes are high. Plus,...

Top 3 Mistakes Men Make in Divorce

No one goes into a marriage expecting divorce; divorce, however, is a process that tests people and their limits, and it’s difficult to navigate with a calm head. If you find yourself going down this road, do yourself two favors:...

Rights for Fathers Seeking Full Custody

In general, a father has the same right to full custody of a child as the child’s mother. Men technically don’t face greater challenges when trying to achieve full custody. However, the man has historically been the...

Can a Signed Settlement Agreement Not Be Enforced?

A signed settlement agreement is a powerful document that requires the demonstration of an extreme condition in order to render it null and void. If a party wishes to back out of the settlement, then they must prove the existence of fraud, duress,...

How to Request a Change to Your Custody Agreement

If your current custody agreement isn't working for you, you may be wondering about making changes to the custody agreement. However, unless you and your ex spouse agree to the changes and both agree to modify the agreement, you will need to go...

What Should Men Do to Prepare for Divorce?

While no one enters a marriage thinking that it’ll end, the sad fact is that many marriages will not succeed, and many men will experience the pain and stress of a divorce at some point in their lives. While the emotional impact can be...

How Does a Prenuptial Agreement Affect a Divorce?

Over the years, there has been a fair amount of negativity associated with prenuptial agreements. When family members learn that their loved one has been asked to sign an agreement before marriage, they often see that as red flag and quickly...

3 Tips for a More Amicable Divorce

Divorce is often contentious, but it doesn’t always have to be. At Gerkin & Decker, PC., We specialize in working with men during the divorce process, and we have extensive experience handling all aspects of divorce, including alimony,...

What Rights Do Non-Custodial Parents Have?

Divorce is always difficult. When a divorce involves children, it hurts not only the children, but it has a significant emotional impact on the parents as well. When children are involved, courts make custody decisions based upon a variety of...

How Can I Appeal a Custody Decision?

Child custody cases are tough on families. There’s so much at stake, and when one party doesn’t agree with the decision of the court, they often wonder if they have any options. Michigan law allows chief circuit court judges to...

How Do Michigan Courts Determine Alimony Payments?

When deemed appropriate by a judge, a person is awarded alimony, or spousal support as a condition of a divorce. Sometimes, people mistakenly think that alimony is automatically awarded to the spouse who earns less, but in Michigan, that’s...
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