Ann Arbor Family Law Attorneys Helping Families Determine Child Custody

One of the most emotional and complex areas of any divorce matter is the issue of child custody. It is crucial that you trust the lawyer who represents you in these matters, not only to help you achieve a fair agreement, but also to consider what will be in the best interest of the child.

The best interest of the child standard is important because it is used by the Michigan family courts to determine if a child custody agreement is fair to the child, not just to the parents. At Faupel Law, we are experienced at negotiating, drafting, and reviewing child custody agreements using this standard as well as factoring in both sides’ desires and demands. Contact us today to speak with one of our family law attorneys to see how we can help you with your child custody matter.

Legal and Physical Custody Arrangements

Our attorneys are here to help you with all the aspects surrounding a child custody matter. We can help you determine who will get physical custody, which determines who the children will live with and how parenting time will be allocated. We can help negotiate and draft a parenting plan that takes into account the child’s schedule, such as extra-curricular activities and traveling time if one parent lives or moves far away. We are also adept at working out primary physical custody, shared custody, and visitation arrangements.

We can also help with legal custody which addresses decisions for the children. These issues may involve religious upbringing, education decision, and healthcare choices. Again, the judge will consider what is in the best interest of the child if parents cannot decide who should be the primary decision maker, but we will use all techniques available, including mediation, to help reach an agreement among all parties concerning these types of arrangements that the court will accept.

If you need to amend a child custody agreement, we also handle post-judgment modifications, even if we did not handle your initial divorce. When it comes to handling all types of child custody issues, our family law team is well regarded in the community. To learn more about our experience, please see our articles that speak to the issue of divorce, child custody, and other family law issues.

To learn more about child custody and the best interest of the child standard used by our firm and the Michigan courts, please see our FAQs. We take pride on staying abreast of family law issues and helping change the law by bringing new ideas to the legal field that can help families in need who have unique situations.

Contact Faupel Law in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to discuss your legal issue with one of our skilled attorneys.

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The road to becoming an attorney (especially one who handles many family law cases) has been a true journey for me. I grew up in Highland Park, MI—which, back then, was a tree-lined city with the first community college in Michigan and a very progr… Read More

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