Questions Answered by Philip G. Vera

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

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Michigan on
Answered on Jan 10, 2018
Philip G. Vera's answer
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 matter under the Revocation of Parentage Act (ROPA) should be filed.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Michigan on
Answered on Jan 10, 2018
Philip G. Vera's answer
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 agreed upon terms of the divorce in order.

In terms of whether or not you will have to deal with the friend of the court, that depends on county you are in and whether there are children. If...

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