Michigan Divorce and Family Law Agreements
By: Robert J. Stelmock, Divorce Attorney & Mediator at Stelmock Law Firm, PC
Michigan Divorce and Family Law Agreements are either put in writing and signed by both parties or the agreement is placed on the record in open court. When the agreement is placed on the record in open court it still must be put in writing and signed by both parties. It is important to ensure that the agreement that was placed on the record comports with the written order.
Your Michigan Divorce Attorney should never settle your case without your express input and consent. Your family law attorney at Stelmock Law Firm, PC will counsel you and advise you throughout the process. Most Michigan divorce cases and family law matters settle without the need to go to trial; via divorce and family law agreements. This means that most clients, with the assistance of an experienced Michigan divorce attorney or family law lawyer, reach an agreement. The agreement is then incorporated into either a “Judgment of Divorce” in a divorce matter or via a “Consent Judgment” in a family law matter.
However, do not feel that you must agree to something that you do not understand or that you do not feel is fair. Make sure that you talk about the proposals for settlement over with your family law attorney so that you can make a decision about accepting the proposed settlement or making a counter-offer. We encourage our clients to discuss each issue with us so that we provide a range of what the outcome will be with each issue. Once a Michgian divorce or family law agreement is finalized, the opportunity to set it aside is either very, very difficult if not impossible.
Your specific situation may be somewhat different from the norm; please call, 734.927.9782, the Canton Michigan Divorce Attorneys and Canton Family Law Lawyers at Stelmock Law Firm, PC to discuss your matter. We represent clients in the Metro Detroit area (Canton, Plymouth, Northville, Livonia, Westland, Ann Arbor, Novi) and throughout Wayne, Washtenaw, Oakland, and Livingston counties. The firm’s office is located at 8556 N. Canton Center Road, Canton, Michigan 48187.