Top Detroit Child Custody Lawyers Near You

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Lorrie J. Zahodnic, P.C.

Child Custody Lawyer | Serving Detroit, MI

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586-412-2000

Making your voice heard in Michigan courts. Call today.

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Schwartz Law Firm PC

Child Custody Lawyer | Serving Detroit, MI

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248-469-0005

Please Call Our Experienced Family Law Attorneys to Help With Your Divorce, Child Custody, Parenting Time, Child Support, and All Other Family Law Matters.

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Boroja Bernier & Calvin PLLC

Child Custody Lawyer | Serving Detroit, MI

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586-203-2906

Competent and compassionate attorneys at your side. Call today.

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Aldrich Legal Services PLLC

Child Custody Lawyer | Serving Detroit, MI

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Experienced Family Law Attorney to help you through this difficult time. We will fight for your needs. Please Call

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Selleck Legal, PLLC

Child Custody Lawyer

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The Smith Law Offices, P.C.

Child Custody Lawyer | Serving Detroit, MI

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Detroit Child Custody Information

Are You Trying to Get Custody of a Child?

Achieving custody of a child can be a highly emotional battle between parents. Add to that a number of legal issues courts weigh to award custody and child custody cases can become daunting. This area of law significantly impacts the child's present well being and future.

Legal Issues in Child Custody

In determining who gets custody, courts consider what is in the "best interest" of the child, which is a broad term that does not have a fixed standard and can take into account a number of considerations. Child custody law is complex, so to get the best result obtaining the services of a qualified Detroit attorney who practices child custody law is imperative.

Best Time to Seek Legal Help

No matter what your legal issue may be, it is always best to seek legal help early in the process. An attorney can help secure what is likely to be the best possible outcome for your situation and avoid both unnecessary complications or errors.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

How to Find the Right Attorney

  • Determine the area of law that relates to your issue. Attorneys specialize in specific practice areas around legal issues within the broad field of law.
  • Seek out recommendations from friends, family, and colleagues. A successful attorney or practice will typically have many satisfied clients.
  • Set up consultation appointments to get a better understanding of your case as well as gauge your comfort level with different attorneys. Find the attorney who is the right fit for your needs.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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Court Locations in Detroit, MI

36th District Court

421 Madison Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 965-8700

U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan

231 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 234-5000

U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Eastern District of Michigan

211 W Fort St, Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 234-0065