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Michigan Child Custody Attorney

Why is it so important to have legal representation from the very beginning?

A final determination of custody is very difficult to reverse. The court must be convinced that there has been a change of circumstances that justifies a different division of physical and/or legal custody. The change of circumstances must be compelling enough to convince the court that such a change is in the best interests of the child. For that reason it is essential to make sure you're well-represented from the start of your child custody case.

When a couple with children gets divorced, the family court will issue a child custody order that is binding on both of the parents. These orders are meant to reflect the best interests of the child or children involved. The family courts can also issue child custody orders to unmarried parents. Child custody decisions have two main components:

  1. Physical custody is exactly what it sounds like - who has the children at any given time. When children are in your physical custody, you're responsible for feeding, sheltering and supervising them.

  2. Legal custody is the legal responsibility and right to make decisions for the child. Legal custody gives a parent access to the child's grades, medical records and other information, and decision-making power in those areas.

Child custody is the most challenging issue to resolve. Even after a judgment of divorce is entered, changing circumstances can require a modification. To guarantee that all of your custody and visitation rights are preserved both during and after a divorce, it is important to consult with an experienced lawyer.

Parenting Time Representation

Parenting time decisions are also controlled by the best interest of the child standard. It is presumed that it is in the best interest of the child to have a strong relationship with both parents. It is always best for the parents to reach an agreement regarding parenting time between themselves; however this is often not possible. For that reason, you need a competent Family Law Attorney to guide you through the process of achieving the appropriate parenting time schedule.

Contact me at Leslie Posner Law - 866-697-7404 or locally at 313-628-4711, or even online (fill out the Contact page) to set up an initial consultation to discuss your custody issues. I treat all of my clients with respect and pride myself on providing straightforward legal advice at reasonable rates.

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