Few issues are more contentious or complex during a divorce or separation than child custody disputes. As our children are the most precious people in our lives, parents can often encounter great difficulty when negotiating the terms of their child’s living situation and the powers that each parent will have in making important decisions on their children's behalf. At Haskell Law, PC, our skilled Grand Rapids family law attorney understands how important your children are to you and is equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to help negotiate a plan that ensures your relationship with your child is protected.
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Under Michigan law, child custody is granted in the form of legal custody and/or physical custody. Legal custody is the power to make major decisions on behalf of the child, including medical, educational, and financial decisions. Conversely, physical custody refers to a parent’s responsibility to act as a primary physical custodian of the child, including the ability to decide where the child lives. Depending on the circumstances, legal and physical custody can be granted to parents either jointly or separately. While parents can negotiate a mutually acceptable arrangement out of court through mediation, in the event that an agreement cannot be reached, the courts may step in and issue a decision that aligns with the child’s best interests.
The presiding judge will consider all of the following factors in their decision:
Whether you seek shared custody, joint custody, or individual custody, our firm’s experienced attorney is willing to work closely with you towards an agreement that protects your and your child’s wellbeing. While we are committed to doing everything we can to negotiate an amicable agreement, we are fully prepared to pursue litigation to secure the results you need.
With so much at stake, you cannot afford to leave your case in the hands of a less-experienced attorney. At Haskell Law, PC, everything we do, we do for our clients. As a single father who has been through a divorce himself, our founding Attorney Mike Haskell understands what you are going through and can protect you from the potential trauma that can come from a mishandled custody dispute. With customized legal strategies and an unshakable dedication to preserving your rights, we have what it takes to help you get through this difficult experience as smoothly as possible. Haskell Law, PC provides legal counsel to clients throughout West Michigan and is equipped to address your child custody matter.
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