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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Michigan on

Q: My wife cheated on me and got pregnant, I’m sterile so I know it’s not mine. What are my legal responsibilities?

Philip G. Vera answered on Jan 10, 2018

There is an automatic presumption that a child conceived during a marriage is that of the husband. That is the case regardless of any medical determination as to whether you are capable of conceiving the child or not. Should you desire to disavow the child, a DNA test would need to happen and a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Michigan on

Q: Is filing an uncontested divorce different than a contested divorce?

Trying to file without an attorney. Will I need a settlement agreement. Do I have to deal with friend of the court if it's uncontested and already agreed upon between spouses?

Philip G. Vera answered on Jan 10, 2018

The term uncontested divorce relates to whether the defendant in the case will take action to fight against the plaintiff's requests (found in their complaint) or will they just "lay down their arms" for lack of a better term. A settlement agreement is not binding but is useful for keeping the... Read more »

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