Entries by Erica Wikander

Are Court Decisions Final?

As a general principle, when cases are settled and judgments are entered, they are final, except for some fairly limited rights of appeal. Most people are of the opinion that if you do not like what a judge does you simply can appeal their decision. Usually, you have to do more than just show that […]

Grandparent Visitation – Who has rights?

In Michigan, a grandparent may seek a court order for visitation with their grandchildren under one of the following circumstances: (1) an action for divorce, separate maintenance or annulment involving the child’s parents is pending before the court; (2) the child’s parents are divorced, separated under a judgment of separate maintenance or have had their […]

Divorce in Same-Sex Marriage

One of the reasons why our firm specializes in family law is because of the interesting issues which come up when dealing with real people in real life situations. Some of the unusual situations almost defy the imagination. In a sad case, the Michigan Court of Appeals had to decide whether or not the courts […]