Birmingham, MI Child Custody Lawyer

Birmingham, MI Child Custody Lawyer

Child custody can be one of the most emotional and contentious issues any divorced couple will face. Whether you have been divorced for a while or are newly seeking one, if you have children, there will be custody matters to resolve both now and in the future. While there’s no way to guarantee these issues will never cause problems, the best way to manage them is to hire an experienced Birmingham, MI, child custody lawyer. At Robbins & Licavoli, our compassionate attorneys know how dire custody matters can be and feel. We are skilled negotiators who can find creative solutions and work towards what is in the best interest of you and your children. 

Types of Child Custody in Michigan

Child custody addresses a few different issues in Michigan. There are also different types of custody. Each affects the amount of time you get with your child. The type of custody you obtain also determines your input on critical decisions concerning essential matters in your child’s life.

  • Legal Custody: This type of custody refers to which parent(s) have the authority to make important decisions for the child, including how the child is raised, where they will be raised, and what school they attend, their religious upbringing, and medical decisions.
  • Physical Custody: Physical custody means where the child will reside and which parent the child will primarily live with. Physical custody also includes visitation agreements.
  • Joint Custody: When both parents share legal or physical custody, they have joint custody. However, joint custody doesn’t always mean equal custody. 
  • Sole Custody: In sole custody arrangements, Only one parent is designated the primary parent with physical custody, legal custody, or both. However, even if one parent is granted sole custody, the court can also order visitation to the non-custodial parent.

Our knowledgeable Birmingham, MI, child custody lawyers can help you come up with workable custody solutions for your family. We do our best to help you and your child’s other parent reach an agreement that works for everyone. When this can’t happen, we represent you in family court to help you receive the best outcome possible. 

Child Custody Modifications

Child custody orders are permanent. Parents cannot keep coming back to the court to request changes all of the time or for every minor change that happens in their life. However, family courts do realize that sometimes changes warrant a change to the child custody orders. Perhaps one parent is moving, the child is going to a different school, one parent will be working full-time instead of staying at home, or the child is older, and their desires have changed. Whatever the case, if you think you have reason to ask the court for a modification to your custody order, reach out to a seasoned child custody lawyer. They can help you determine if your request is warranted and what to do about it.

Meet with an Experienced Birmingham, MI Child Custody Lawyer Today

At Robbins & Licavoli, our child custody lawyers are ready to help you with any custody situation you might have. You can count on us to take the time to understand your situation and desires, and carefully and thoroughly answer your questions. Call us at 248-723-8709 or contact us online to find out more about the child custody legal services we offer.

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