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Your children may be the most important consideration in a divorce, separation or post-judgment modification proceeding. Children are precious, and your legal representative should work not just for your best interests, but also for your children's best interests. You and your lawyer should be prepared to present your case to reflect those interests in child custody and parenting time proceedings for your best possible outcome.

Sterling Heights Parenting Time Lawyer

At The Law Offices of Lorrie J. Zahodnic, P.C., we understand your love for your children, and we will advocate aggressively for you in and out of the courtroom. Our strengths and passion are realized in our thorough preparation and compassionate care for your case and for the long-term needs of your loved ones.

One of the biggest misunderstandings we come across with parents is that they can make child custody or child support agreements without court decisions. The reality is that the judge in your divorce case must follow the law. He or she must make court orders regarding child custody and support. Our close attention to detail will protect your parenting rights and assess such concerns as standard of living, economic standing and parental responsibilities in your negotiations and court proceedings.

What Types of Custody Are Available in Michigan?

We help clients resolve issues involving interstate custody, legal custody, physical custody, visitation or parenting time, grandparents' rights and stepparents' rights along with the nuances and opportunities of each:

  • Legal custody grants the right to make decisions regarding your child's education, medical care and religion. Commonly, this is shared 50/50 (joint legal custody) between parties, but other agreements can be made.
  • Physical custody defines where your children reside the majority of the time. Typically, children reside with one parent the majority of time (primary custody) while the other parent is granted parenting time, which is negotiable.

Regardless of the type of custody awarded, no custody arrangement eliminates the responsibility of child support, which is typically based upon:

  • Your children's needs
  • Each parent's financial resources
  • Michigan child support laws

I Want My Free Phone Consultation With a Macomb County Child Custody and Support Attorney

Lorrie Zahodnic, a compassionate Clinton Township child custody attorney, can meet with you to discuss your concerns and legal options Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and at other times by request. Call us at 586-630-5035 or toll free at 877-409-2312 or contact our firm online.

Lorrie J. Zahodnic

"I will hold you up until you can stand on your own two feet."

Lorrie J. Zahodnic, P.C. has provided skilled and compassionate legal guidance to Michiganders in family law matters for over 20 years.

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