Resolving Child Custody Disputes In Michigan
Nothing is more important to a parent than their children, which is why custody disputes so often prove the most stressful, contentious and painful aspects of divorce. If you are struggling to find common ground with your child’s other parent, you are not alone. These disputes are common and the attorneys at Mark F. Haslem, PC, in Grand Rapids resolve them all the time.
We will help you explore all of the dispute resolution options available to you so you can make the right decisions for you and your child going forward. We are keenly aware of the enormous personal stakes involved in child custody matters and will do everything in our power to protect your parental rights and the best interests of your child.
Reaching Amicable Agreements
We do whatever we can to help our clients resolve child custody disputes without subjecting our clients (and especially their children) to unnecessary stress and acrimony. We are skilled negotiators adept at helping disputing parents find common ground.
When appropriate, we employ alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation. Mediation can bestow many advantages, including:
- Putting control in the hands of the parents, not a court
- Saving time and expense
- Giving parents tools for resolving future disputes
Family courts encourage parents to resolve custody disputes amicably. We are here to guide you through all aspects of the dispute resolution process.
Strong Litigation When Necessary
There are situations in which the other parent simply refuses to be reasonable and the matter must be settled in court. If our efforts at achieving an amicable outcome do not succeed, we are always prepared for aggressive courtroom litigation. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling contentious family law disputes in trial and appellate courts throughout Michigan.
Talk With An Attorney Who Knows How To Find Solutions
Conflict is natural in a child custody matter, but the way in which you resolve that conflict can affect you and your child’s well-being. Our family law attorneys know how to resolve these disputes in an amicable manner that places your child’s interests first. To speak with an experienced child custody attorney who will listen to your concerns and help you find solutions, contact our law offices online or by telephone at 616-369-7431.