The attorneys at Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates understand the toll divorce can have on a family, particularly your relationship with your children. Often, when a divorcing couple has children, emotions can get in the way of achieving what’s best for the child and prevent you from preserving a happy, loving relationship with your child. The attorneys at Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates work tirelessly to bring you peace of mind as we help you find the best solution for you and your children.
While there are a number of issues that may arise while trying to determine child custody after a divorce, three key issues we often see include child support, child custody and visitation, and parenting coordination.
Child support refers to payments made by one parent to the other for the care of a child, including clothing, shelter, extracurricular activities, and school trips. These payments are managed through the Friend of the Court and are based on the Michigan Child Support Formula Manual. These calculations are derived from both parents’ income and assets. Even after the divorce, a change in your circumstances may require a revaluation of child support. At Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates, we will work tirelessly to ensure your calculations are accurate and fair. For more information, click here.
Child Custody and Visitation
In Michigan, both parents have the right to be an active member in their child’s life. In determining custody and visitation, courts examine 12 factors to determine the best interests of the child. With over 20 years of experience, we know what judges expect and will help you in all matters relating to child custody, including determination of child support and enforcement, visitation, and enforcement, grandparent visitation, stepparent adoption, termination of parental rights, parenting coordination. For more information, click here.
The high emotions that accompany divorce often make it difficult for divorced couples to co-parent their children. In high-conflict situations, we recommend you go through the Parenting Coordination Process, which can either be entered voluntarily or be ordered by the courts. Through this process, a Parenting Coordinator will help develop a parenting plan, diffuse parental conflict, reduce court appearances and court costs, and manage instructions from doctors, teachers, the court, and more. For more information, click here.
Special Child Custody Issues
Our experienced Michigan Child Custody lawyers can also help with special child custody issues such as:
- Custody issues for unmarried parents
- Parental kidnapping
- Child protective services
- Interstate parenting plans
- Child emancipation
Let us help you preserve a healthy, loving relationship with you kids.
Whether you require child support, want to create a parenting plan, need help coordinating parenting time, are looking to change domicile, are afraid your spouse may take your child, or wish to be emancipated, we will fight aggressively for your rights and provide compassionate counseling to you and your family.
Contact the Milford, Michigan office of Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates with Family Law questions, 248-676-1000.
Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates have many satisfied clients throughout the five counties of Southeastern Michigan – Oakland, Washtenaw, Wayne, Genesee, and Livingston. The Michigan Family Law Attorneys of Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates have one simple objective: to handle our clients’ legal worries so they can concentrate on life and family. Contact Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates today to learn more about our experience and success at 248-676-1000. We are conveniently located in Milford, Michigan. We help clients throughout Milford; Highland; Hartland; White Lake; Commerce; Waterford; West Bloomfield; Walled Lake; South Lyon; New Hudson; Wixom; Linden; Holly; Fenton; Grand Blanc; Flint and many more local communities.