Dedicated to Helping Parents With Child Custody Arrangements
One of the most difficult aspects of a divorce is resolving issues concerning the custody of children. Ultimately, the court will make a custody determination based upon the best interests of the children. At the law offices of Robert D. Paulbeck, Attorney at Law, our Trenton child custody lawyer will listen carefully to your goals and desires. We will then work closely with you on developing a plan that will not only help you meet your goals, but will serve the best interests of your children as well.
If you are facing a divorce and are concerned about custody matters, we can help. Contact our Michigan family law attorney online or call 734-692-3225 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your situation.
Factors That Are Considered in Custody Determinations
The state of Michigan prefers that a child has a relationship with both parents. Whether one parent is granted sole legal and physical custody over another depends on a variety of factors. The court will apply these factors in an effort to determine whether sole custody will be in the child’s best interests. Some of the factors that the court considers include:
- The emotional relationship between the child and the parents
- The ability of each parent to give love, affection and guidance
- The ability to provide food, clothing, shelter and medical care
- The length of time a child has lived with either parent
- The relative permanency of a custodial home
- The mental and physical health of the parents
- The child’s preference, if mature enough to voice an opinion
There is no one factor that is given more weight than another. Our Trenton divorce lawyer will review your current situation and objectives in an effort to get you the custody plan you desire.
Experienced Help With Parenting Time Plans
Even if you are not granted primary custody, the state will still consider it to be in the child’s best interest to have a relationship with both parents. At the law offices of Robert D. Paulbeck, Attorney at Law, our attorney can also help you with a parenting time plan, or visitation. With more than 25 years of legal experience, you can rely on us to work with both you and your child’s best interests in mind.
Call for a Free Consultation With a Wayne County Visitation Lawyer
If you are going through a divorce and have children, we can help guide you through custody and visitation matters. Contact our Trenton child custody attorney online or call 734-692-3225 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Our law offices are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and we offer evening appointments as well.