Ann Arbor, Michigan, Child Custody Attorneys
A divorce involving children raises many questions: Who will the children live with? Can you establish equitable parenting time? Most importantly, how do you balance the needs of the children with the needs of the separating parents? The Kline Legal Group in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has helped clients resolve their child custody and other family law matters since 2001. We know that important decisions about your future are worth taking the time to get right.
Our divorce attorneys offer experienced guidance, advice and representation in divorce litigation and mediation. Contact our law offices immediately for discuss your child custody and visitation needs.
Help understanding your child custody rights and obligations
In Michigan, child custody has two components:
- Legal custody: The parent (or parents) with legal custody have the right to make all major decisions for minor children. Depending on certain issues - interest in the children, paternity, any history of friction when making joint decisions - legal custody can mean sole custody or joint custody. We help clients understand the law and consequences so they can make sound judgments in the interests of the child.
- Physical custody: Physical custody determines which parents will be considered custodial or non-custodial. Although the details of physical custody are open to interpretation based on the needs of the children and parents, when both parents are invested in their children's lives, joint custody is a possibility. Our Lansing divorce lawyers can help you create viable custody arrangements that preserve parent/child relationships, family traditions and the well-being of your children.
Child Custody and Mediation
Some judges believe that parents should make the decision regarding custody rather than leaving it up to someone who has little insight into the family. We agree. Through mediation , we can help divorcing parents work together so everyone in the family can benefit from a healthier process that saves time, money and hassle.
Whether you choose to resolve your child custody, child support and other important divorce concerns through litigation or alternative dispute resolution, our law practice strives to provide clients with the personal attention and the knowledge and resources to begin moving forward again with their lives.
Contact an Ann Arbor Child Custody Lawyer
Divorce is difficult enough without the issue of child custody. Your children's best interests deserve careful attention. The Kline Legal Group is committed to helping clients make smart, informed decisions to meet their custody needs. Get answers to your questions - contact our law offices immediately.
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