Child Custody Lawyer
Serving Residents in Downriver Area
When child custody is part of a divorce proceeding, parents must balance their child's best interest with their parental rights and also take into consideration the financial implications that are tied to custody. There is a lot of information to digest at an emotional time.
That is where the wisdom of John Danielski's motto, "I can't protect your heart, but I can protect your rights," make sense. His tough but fair approach to your child custody case provides the clarity needed to protect your parental rights.
Since 2000, the Law Offices of John Danielski have been helping families make decisions about child custody and parenting time/visitation matters. An attorney takes the time to explain the process and why it is important to create a legal document that spells out how divorced parents share time with their children.
Experienced Child Custody Lawyer
According to Michigan's custody guidelines, child custody is a term that "refers to the rights and responsibilities of each parent and child. Custody is not a term used to indicate ownership. Rather a determination of time a child is going to be with each parent. In addition to each parent's responsibilities to make decisions on behalf of the child."
Custody decisions are made in the Family Division of the Circuit Court and include:
- Physical custody: The parent has the child primarily physically present and living with him or her
- Legal custody: The parent has the right to make decisions about the child's life, including education, medical treatment and religious upbringing
- Joint custody: Allows both parents to share legal and/or physical custody of a child
- Sole legal and sole physical custody: When primary physical and legal custody given to one parent
The judge will also take into consideration other factors when making custody decisions that include:
- Reasonable preferences of the child
- Emotional ties between each parent and his or her children
- Parental capacity and abilities to give the child love, affection and guidance
- Ability to provide food, clothing and medical care
- Length of time the child has lived in a stable home environment
- Durability of the family unit
- Mental and physical health of the parents
While child custody may seem relatively simple, it can get complex when other factors and emotions come into play. That is where the skills and experience of a knowledgeable Taylor child custody attorney is necessary because John Danielski has been helping families like yours make these important decisions since 2000.
Child Custody Lawyer - Contact the Law Offices of John Danielski
The Law Offices of John Danielski is headquartered in Taylor, Michigan. The firm serves people living throughout Wayne, Monroe, Washtenaw, Macomb, and Oakland counties. Please call us at 734-284-9399 (local) or 866-249-3561 (toll-free) to set up a free initial consultation.