Michigan Father’s Rights Attorneys
Men’s Divorce Issues & Rights In Michigan
Divorce in Michigan is never easy. We focus on providing fairness for men who are dealing with divorce and all accompanying issues. As a father, you deserve to have a meaningful relationship with your children. Our lawyers are advocates for men’s rights in divorce, child custody issues, child support conflicts, paternity matters, domestic violence charges, property division, business valuations, and other fathers’ rights issues. Accomplishing those goals requires the knowledge and skills of caring and competent divorce lawyers. Our attorneys are aware of the stereotypes that sometimes plague men in family matters.
Today’s legal market is full of law firms and lawyers are labeling and announcing themselves as “Father’s Rights,” lawyers. Many make a wide range of promises that are ultimately unrealistic and not healthy for their clients’ cases or families. The term or category of “Father’s Rights, Fathers Child Custody & Visitation Rights, Divorce Advice Lawyer For Men or Lawyers for Dad, ” is actually a bit misleading when it comes to divorce law in the state of Michigan. Men and women have the exact same rights when it comes to divorce and custody. As a father, however, you do need to be aware of the proper strategy to get the best results in your case. To maximize your time with your children in a custody case, you must be able to establish that your proposed custody arrangement is the best interests of your children. This means the more involved you are with the day to happenings in your children’s lives, the better off your case will be, and frankly, this will also be healthier for your children. This means, as early as possible, even before your divorce starts, you should be doing things like helping with homework, being involved in picking up and dropping the children off for school, sporting events, and other activities. If you are separated, it is even more important for you to have some daily involvement in your children’s lives. Many fathers act like “weekend fathers,” and then are shocked when the court doesn’t award 50-50 custody. In Michigan, there are 12 factors the judge uses when deciding what custody, parenting time, or guardianship arrangements are in the “best interests of the child.” Here are the factors with sample questions the judge might ask about each one. Each factor is important, but the judge doesn’t have to weigh them all equally. The judge might decide some of the factors in your case are more important than others. The judge must consider and make a decision about each factor. those factors are;
(a) The love, affection, and other emotional ties existing between the parties involved and the child.
(b) The capacity and disposition of the parties involved to give the child love, affection, and guidance and to continue the education and raising of the child in his or her religion or creed, if any.
(c) The capacity and disposition of the parties involved to provide the child with food, clothing, medical case or other remedial care recognized and permitted under the laws of this state in place of medical care, and other marital needs.
(d) The length of time the child has lived in a stable, satisfactory environment, and the desirability of maintaining continuity.
(e) The permanence, as a family unit, of the existing or proposed custodial home or homes.
(f) The moral fitness of the parties involved.
(g) The mental and physical health of the parties involved.
(h) The home, school, and community record of the child.
(i) The reasonable preference of the child, if the court considers the child to be of sufficient age to express preference.
(j) The willingness and ability of each of the parties to facilitate and encourage a close and continuing parent-child relationship between the child and the other parent, or the child and the parents.
(k) Domestic violence regardless of whether the violence was directed against or witnessed by the child.
(l) Any other factor considered by the court to be relevant to a particular child custody dispute.
At DivorceEx, our attorneys recognize that each man’s goals and circumstances are different. We work with our clients and craft personalized solutions.
The divorce lawyers at DivorceEx are professional and experienced in both divorce and custodial matters. Call us today at 248-281-6299 for a free consultation.