Child Custody & Child Support
Child custody can be one of the most sensitive and important issues to face. The best interest of the child is of the utmost importance. Some parents can work out an agreement regarding child custody and child support and others need the Court to decide. Either way, you need an experienced Family Law Attorney to advise you of your rights and to fight for you.
Let's face it, if you are getting divorced or separated, child custody is the most important issue you are facing. Where your children will live, who they will live with, visitation, etc., are tough decisions. The law provides guidelines to be followed. However, if the parents can come to an agreement, that is always the best result. You need an experienced Family Law Attorney to advise you of your legal rights but also someone who has the knowledge and experience of which agreements work for families and which do not.
When parents cannot agree on custody and visitation, the court will decide for them. When determining custody, the court considers what is in the best interest of the child. In Michigan, there are 12 factors regarding the relationship between each parent and the child, including the strength of the relationship, the health of each party, the moral fitness of each parent and other considerations. If you are in a contested custody case, you need an experiences Family Law Attorney to fight for your rights.
Child support is based on many factors. The number of overnight visits the child spends with the noncustodial parent will also be considered. The court also looks at each parent's income and taxes, the number of children involved, and health insurance and child care costs.
Please call our office for a consultation with an experienced Family Law Attorney to advise you of your legal rights regarding Child Custody and Child Support.