Grand Rapids Child Custody Attorney

At Velzen, Johnsen & Wikander, we believe that issues affecting the well-being of children are the most important considerations in any divorce. Decisions about custody, child support and parenting time can have lifelong effects.

Our progressive family law attorneys are committed to providing forward-looking guidance to mothers and fathers. We aggressively litigate all child-related issues within a divorce, including:

  • Physical and legal custody considerations
  • Child support in cases of unusual medical or educational needs
  • Complex visitation and parenting time arrangements
  • Paternity matters
  • Grandparent visitation rights
  • Second-parent adoption

For a detailed and confidential discussion of the factors involved in your child custody and support case, contact our Grand Rapids Family Law office today.

Velzen, Johnsen & Wikander
Dedicated Child Custody & Parenting Time Lawyers

There are many issues that the court takes into consideration when determining child custody. Broadly, the best interests of the child (as defined in the Michigan Child Custody Act) are the primary concern. The courts consider 12 factors in reaching custody decisions. The established custodial environment is usually altered by the courts only when there has been a significant change in circumstances.

Experienced Representation in Complex & Unusual Child Support Cases

At Velzen, Johnsen & Wikander, we confidently take on highly complex cases involving the imputation of income to non-custodial parents who are attempting to avoid child support responsibility by:

  • Hiding assets
  • Refusing promotions or pay raises
  • Accepting deferred compensation
  • Taking part in any scheme to deny their child appropriate support

Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation with a Michigan child custody and child support attorney who has the experience and talent to pursue the interests and future security of your child.