Legal Custody Rights and Obligations

Going through a divorce can be an emotionally trying and confusing process. If the court grants you “legal custody” of one or more of your children, it is crucial that you understand what privileges you now enjoy, and what responsibilities now fall solely to you. The Law Firm of Victoria appreciates the difficulties associated with making life-altering decisions that will potentially affect your children for the rest of their lives. Our staff of skilled child custody lawyers in Macomb, Michigan, is committed to helping you comprehend what is going on at every phase so you can make the best possible decisions for your children under the circumstances.

Areas of Coverage

When a couple who is divorcing is unable to make arrangements on their own concerning how to raise their children, the court will have to intervene and grant one or both of the parents legal custody. Legal custody in Michigan covers crucial areas that affect children’s:

  • Wellbeing: Who will care for the child and keep him or her safe?
  • Healthcare: Who is responsible for making health care decisions for the child?
  • Education: What form will the child’s formal schooling take?
  • Religion: Will the child continue or begin to receive religious training?
  • When deciding legal custody for a child in Michigan, the court bases its decision on what is in the best interests of the child. Making this decision in finality is very difficult, so the court reserves the right to adjust or modify decisions about legal custody if new facts emerge or circumstances change for either parent.

    Don’t Go it Alone

    Most parents in the midst of divorce want what is best for their children. However, the intensely emotional nature of the event can sometimes cloud judgment. The Law Firm of Victoria team of child custody attorneys is experienced in all facets of legal custody hearings and court proceedings. Contact us today at (248) 723-1600, and receive an initial consultation on your case for just $85.

    Testimonials

    • The Law Firm of Victoria, P.C. “I want to thank you for taking the time out of your busy practice to review the status of my legal proceedings and for offering your advice in how to go forward. Obviously, my biggest mistake was in not retaining you at the onset”
    • The Law Firm of Victoria, P.C. “It’s been a year since I contacted your firm, which I heard about on the radio. I received excellent representation from the Attorneys. All is good, and I can actually say better that I had hoped and I just wanted to take this opportunity to say THANKS!”
    • The Law Firm of Victoria, P.C. “With your law firm and her help I made it through the divorce process and now I am finally happy once again.”
    • The Law Firm of Victoria, P.C. “I want to thank all of you who gave so unselfishly to help me get my dignity back… You fought to the very end for the best possible conclusion. Thank you for all you accomplished for me.”
    • The Law Firm of Victoria, P.C. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I appreciate your kindness, professionalism and patience. You are truly a blessing.”
    • The Law Firm of Victoria, P.C. “You have been a great help for me and have opened my eyes to a lot of new information and I am very thankful for you and the Law Firm of Victoria.”
    • The Law Firm of Victoria, P.C. “I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate all your hard work and dedication — you went above and beyond to write the order and work with everyone to get the document signed and filed with the court. I greatly appreciate everything that you have done”
    • The Law Firm of Victoria, P.C. “I’m not sure where to begin in expressing my gratitude, appreciation, and respect for the professional yet personal way you walked beside me during my divorce… I felt as though I wasn’t just another case, I felt that my life and I mattered.”
    • The Law Firm of Victoria, P.C. “You fought for me in meetings and at mediation as if your happiness depended on it and I am eternally grateful.”
    • The Law Firm of Victoria, P.C. “Very thorough, good, honest advice. I really liked the gentleness and candor of both attorneys.”
    • The Law Firm of Victoria, P.C. “You are awesome, my mind was put at ease in some areas and I am panicked in others, which is good!”
    • The Law Firm of Victoria, P.C. Dear Dennis, Thank you so much for your generous kindness, support, and care for my case! I really appreciate it. May God bless your firm and may more people get help from you. Many thanks!
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