Grand Rapids Child Custody Attorney
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When it comes to any divorce or legal separation, child custody is one
of the most contested matters. It can be extremely difficult if you and
your spouse are unable to agree on who will have primary custody and who
will have legal custody. In the case that you are not married to the other
parent of your child, obtaining custody can be problematic without proper
representation. If you are currently involved in a divorce or other family
law case, it is essential that you act quickly to hire a Grand Rapids
child custody attorney.
If you would like to set up a
free case consultation, contact The Law Firm of Wayne F. Crowe, Jr., P.C. at (616) 202-3988.
How Is Child Custody Determined?
The best case scenario in any
divorce or legal matter involving child custody is if you and the other parent
can remain amicable and come up with a proposed child custody and
visitation agreement. If you and the other parent of your child are unable to decide
who should have custody, the decision is left to the family court. The
family court attempts to do what is best for the child and tries to involve
both parents whenever possible.
A few factors that they may consider include:
- Which parent the child prefers to live with
- The parent's physical and financial ability to support the child
- The financial situation and income of each parent
- The needs of the child (health, education, etc.)
- If there is any history of domestic abuse or drug use
Understanding the Child Custody Process in Michigan
Typically, custody is separated into legal custody and physical custody.
Legal custody refers to which parent has the right to make decisions about
their welfare, religion, education, and health. Physical custody involves
which parent the child will live with. Depending on the circumstances
of your case, you may be awarded joint custody, primary (sole) custody,
or another type of custody situation.
If you need legal assistance with a child custody related matter, call
our experienced child custody lawyer at (616) 202-3988. We serve those