Establishing Child Custody….

Coming To A Decision On Child Custody

When parents divorce or separate, a decision needs to be made about where their child’s primary household will be and which parent will be their primary caregiver. In most cases, joint custody arrangements are preferred because they offer the best chance at preserving important family relationships. But in some cases, different arrangements may be necessary.

Serving Clients In Oakland County And Throughout Southeast Michigan

For more than six decades, the attorneys at Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C., have provided compassionate counsel on a variety of family law issues, including the establishment and enforcement of child custody orders.

We can help you address:

  • Establishment of paternity
  • Custody arrangements
  • Parenting time
  • Visitation schedules
  • Child support setup and enforcement
  • Court order modifications

Living Trust (Revocable Trust)

From simple to more complicated living trusts, this type of trust offers a number of benefits to people making an estate plan. For starters, living trusts make it possible to manage the distribution of assets to beneficiaries by controlling when and how the assets may be distributed. Unlike a will, living trusts do not pass through public probate, making the process private.

Enforcing A Custody Order

While parents may encounter issues on the front end when establishing a custody agreement, issues may also arise later on if a mother or father is not honoring the arrangement. Issues such as those below can oftentimes lead to disputes that may require the help of an attorney and the courts:

  • Keeping a child past visitation time
  • Failing to return a child
  • Denying visitation to the other parent
  • Taking the child away without the other parent’s permission

Custody Issues Concerning Military Families

Child custody issues can arise for military service members as well, especially when a service member needs to relocate or they have a work schedule that interferes with an existing visitation schedule. In these cases, it’s best to talk to a family law attorney with experience handling family law issues caused by military service, because they can walk you through the process of getting a custody agreement modified to meet the needs of the family.

We’re Here To Help – Call Us Today

Whether we’re helping you establish a child custody agreement or addressing more serious issues, such as the termination of parental rights, the skilled and compassionate lawyers at Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C., are here to help. We pride ourselves on giving you the personal attention you need during a challenging legal situation and we will make sure you have the information you need to make informed decisions.

If you’d like to schedule a free 30-minute initial consultation with one of our attorneys, call our Rochester office at 248-651-4114. We serve clients in nearby Rochester Hills, throughout Oakland County and surrounding areas in Southeast Michigan. We accept credit cards.