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Settlement: Understanding the Terms

It’s extremely difficult, and sometimes impossible, to change a divorce settlement. So take your time, because you will have to live with the settlement for years to come.

The divorce settlement details the agreed-upon terms for child custody, parenting time, child support, spousal support (if any), and disposition of property.


Reaching a divorce settlement takes time because there are many factors to consider and vital details to handle. Taking proper time during the information-gathering and negotiation stages allows for a give-and-take process that results in better solutions.

We work with our clients to handle the details in the most efficient way possible while making sure all parties feel the process has been thorough and complete. We also take time to explain the settlement to make sure our clients completely understand the terms before they give their final approval.

Click on the subjects below for more on settlement issues.

Child Custody
Parenting Time
Parenting Coordinator
Child Support
Spousal Support
Property Settlement
Tax Planning
Changing a Settlement
Prenuptial Agreements

Our Family Mediation & Collaborative Practice Center is now operating in Ann Arbor. Click to learn more about the mediation and collaborative divorce services being offered.

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"[You reminded me] that the children are the most important thing to consider when working through the divorce and for the future. I felt you represent [...] " Anonymous

"Thanks again for all your hard work. I know I’ve said this before, but I want you to know I’m glad you are my attorney. " Husband, Ypsilanti

"Thank you for making this terrible time the best it could be. How you handle yourselves at such stressful times is remarkable. " Mother of 1, Ann Arbor

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