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The Pragmatic Legal Help To Resolve Your Custody Case

When it comes to child custody and visitation, nothing is more important than protecting the best interests of your children. At Herbert Machnik Law Firm, this is exactly what we do. We represent clients in Kalamazoo County and the Jackson, Michigan area who seek practical legal counsel regarding child custody, visitation, divorce and related family law challenges.

How Does Michigan Award Child Custody?

With extensive skills in family law mediation and negotiation, our custody lawyers regularly facilitate mutually satisfactory parenting time agreements. If out-of-court methods do not serve to uphold your children’s best interests, a Michigan family law judge will issue a decision. Whether during divorce, a paternity matter, or when a parent seeks a post-judgment modification, the courts consider criteria such as:

  • Each parent’s ability to care for the child
  • The child’s relationship with each parent
  • The location of each parent’s residence
  • The child’s involvement in school, church, sports and other activities
  • The presence of substance abuse, domestic violence or severe mental illness

If litigation is necessary, we advocate for your rights assertively while also prioritizing cost-efficiency and the mental health of your children. If you are an unmarried parent, we can also represent you as you face the many challenges that apply to unmarried people with children.

Our Holistic Approach To Helping You

Our custody and visitation attorneys do not just talk about legal statutes and law books. We know that our clients are real people who need real-life solutions with which they can live. To avoid missing the forest for the trees, we look at the holistic picture, examining how a variety of family law factors such as your living situation, your child care needs, health care considerations and potential guardianship designations should factor into your parenting arrangement.

Ask Us About Arranging A Child Custody And Visitation Consultation

Herbert Machnik Law Firm has the trustworthy and clear-sighted counsel needed to honor your children’s best interests in a custody arrangement. To speak with us more about representation, please call our law office at 269-948-7600 or send us an email.