Child Custody Helping Families Like Yours

Grand Rapids Child Custody Attorneys

Helping Families Navigate Child Custody Conflicts Kent, Kalamazoo and surrounding Counties

When parents divorce and cannot agree on who should care for their children and when, it falls on the courts to determine what custody and parenting time situation is in the children’s best interests. Custody and parenting time orders can have long-lasting impacts on parent-child relationships, which is why you should ensure you have a trusted legal advocate fighting to protect and enforce your parental rights. 

At the MI Family Law Center, we recognize that navigating the complexities of child custody battles tends to be emotionally taxing, especially if a divorce or breakup is already contentious. Our Grand Rapids child custody lawyers can bring a deep understanding of family law to your case and are also prepared to develop strategic and proactive approaches tailored to your unique circumstances. Our team is familiar with how Michigan courts adjudicate custody disputes and can frequently anticipate and combat opposing arguments. With that said, we strive to mediate and negotiate effectively, aiming for the best possible outcome while minimizing stress and conflict.

Our attorneys can help you sort through all the issues that affect child custody, explain your options, and help you pursue the best course of action. Call (616) 227-4470 or contact us online to learn more.

Continue Reading Read Less

Why Choose MI Family Law Center?

What Sets Us Apart
  • Efficient & Informed

    With decades of experience, we thoroughly understand Michigan laws and work systematically to win for you.

  • Family Law is All We Do

    We have helped thousands of Michigan families and we're prepared for whatever your case may bring.

  • Respected in the Legal Community

    We are well-known among judges and colleagues for our ethical practice and the legal education we provide.

  • Proactive Respresentation

    We thoroughly investigate your case and work to anticipate the opposing side's arguments.

How Do Michigan Courts Make Child Custody and Parenting Time Decisions?

When Michigan courts are tasked with making difficult decisions regarding child custody and parenting time, they primarily consider the child(ren)’s best interests. To do this, they apply 12 “best interest factors” (as defined under Michigan law) to the case. 

A Michigan judge will consider the following 12 factors when making custody and parenting time decisions:

  • The emotional bonds between the child and the parties involved, including love and affection
  • The ability and willingness of the involved parties to provide the child with love, guidance, and education and to raise them according to their cultural or religious beliefs
Continue Reading Read Less

Contact Us Today

Schedule A Consultation
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • In which county will your case take place?
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy
MI Family Law Group Meet Our Dedicated Legal Team Compassionate Legal Advocates

Learn more about our firm and see how we can help your family move forward.