Child Custody Lawyers

Child Custody

Grand Rapids Child Custody Attorney

    At West Michigan Divorce, 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 are highly sensitive and can have lifelong effects, on both the parents and the children.

    Our progressive family law attorneys are committed to providing forward-looking guidance to parents. We advocate and counsel clients on all child-related issues within a divorce, including:

    • Physical and legal custody considerations
    • Relocation and change of domicile matters 
    • Child support in cases of unusual medical or educational needs
    • Complex visitation and parenting time arrangements
    • Paternity matters
    • Grandparent visitation rights
    • Third party custody matters

    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.

    Child custody

    There are many issues that the court takes into consideration when determining evaluating a child custody dispute. Broadly, the best interests of the child standard (as defined in the Michigan Child Custody Act) are the primary considerations. 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. Your Grand Rapids Child Custody Attorney can help you understand the best interest factors and how your situation applies to each factor.

    Do you need help with child custody in Michigan? Contact West Michigan Divorce today for a consultation.

    Experienced Representation in Complex & Unusual Child Support Cases

    At West Michigan Divorce, we confidently take on highly complex cases involving the imputation of income to non-custodial parents who are attempting to avoid their 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 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.

    Contact West Michigan Divorce

    When you contact West Michigan Divorce, you can expect one-on-one service with a skilled family law lawyer. We value our clients and provide them with the attention they deserve.

    If you are seeking sound legal advice and representation for your West Michigan divorce or other family matter, call us today at 616-233-9160 or contact us online.

    Our business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and early morning and evening hours by appointment. We represent clients in Kent and Ottawa Counties, and the surrounding areas.

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    We understand that every person has a different story; that is why we take an individualized approach to each of our clients’ situations.