CHILD CUSTODY LAWYERS IN MICHIGAN
The transition to divorce can be especially difficult for children. Custody arrangements can be contentious and difficult to reach. At Haque Legal, we help our clients protect the best interests of children. We work with you to identify your child's needs, and we work with the other side to ensure their needs are also considered. We help you negotiate an arrangement that best meets your family's needs.
Child Custody Agreements
Child custody agreements can be either sole or joint custody. In a joint custody arrangement, the children spend roughly equal amounts of time with each parent. In a sole custody arrangement, the children live primarily with one parent. A judge's decision in a custody matter is based on the best interests of the child.
Judges consider many factors, including each parent’s:
- Ability to meet the child's physical, psychological, and developmental needs.
- Ability to provide a safe and stable environment.
- Ability to be a positive and consistent parent.
- Willingness to cooperate in the parenting process.
- Willingness to maintain a relationship with the child.
$1,300,000 Insurance Benefits
The client lost control of their vehicle and crashed into a tree. As a result, they suffered a traumatic brain injury, herniated discs, lost wages, attendant care, replacement services, and ongoing case management.
$1,000,000 Personal Injury
The client suffered a brain injury, spinal disc injuries requiring surgery, knee replacement, severe and permanent disfigurement.
$650,000 Car Accident
A hit-and-run driver rear-ended the client. The client needed two spinal surgeries, post-operative physical therapy, injections, lost wages, and attendant care.
HOW CUSTODY WORKS IN MICHIGAN
Michigan law does not specify how custody should be awarded in a divorce case. This decision is up to the judge. The law does set forth certain factors a judge must consider when making this decision. Custody can be awarded to either the mother or father, or it can be awarded to both parents jointly. The court may order custody to be shared on a rotating or weekly basis. Custody can also be awarded to one parent with visitation rights granted to the other parent. The court may also order that the children spend a certain amount of time with one parent and a certain amount of time with the other parent. In addition, the court may order that the parents share certain decision-making responsibilities, such as decisions regarding the children's education and healthcare.
Generally, the court will try to award custody to the parent who is most likely to foster a relationship between the child and the non-custodial parent. However, the court will not make this decision based on this factor alone. The court will also consider the child's best interests.
WE LOVE OUR CLIENTS
In every case, we take on, our priority is always to exceed your needs and expectations. We look at the big picture, so we can achieve the highest level of client satisfaction and client results possible.
Because we choose to work as a team, our clients benefit from our deep-rooted connections within the community and the strength of our networking power.
We are committed to the community that we serve and are always finding new ways to get involved and partner with nonprofits within Michigan.
RESOLVING CUSTODY DISPUTES
If your child has been taken without your permission, we can help you get them back. If you have lost custody of your child, we can help you regain custody. We can negotiate with the other side, or we can represent you in court. We understand the emotional and legal complexities of a child custody dispute. We can help you resolve this issue in a way that is beneficial to you and your child.