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Child-Focused Family Law Attorneys Serving Livingston County

In any child custody matter, the best interests of the child are the top priority. Protecting those interests requires a careful, forward-thinking approach — one that takes into consideration a wide variety of factors. Those factors may include education, medical care, travel, sports and other extracurricular activities.

At The Kizer Law Firm, P.C., we have extensive experience in negotiating child custody and parenting plans in Livingston County. We understand what is at stake for parents and their children, and we help our clients reach custody arrangements that work for all parties involved, especially the kids.

To set up a consultation, please call us at 517-507-4873 or complete our contact form. Our attorneys advise and represent clients in Howell, where our office is located, as well as in Brighton and throughout Livingston County.

A Custody Arrangement To Meet Your Child’s Needs

For most parents, what matters most is parenting time — that most valuable time you spend with your child. We help our clients negotiate balanced and appropriate custody arrangements that keep both parents active in their child’s life. Children need the love and support of both parents, and our attorneys work to establish equal residential and joint legal custody arrangements whenever possible.

In other situations, equal parenting time is not feasible, and custody arrangements must clearly reflect the reality of the situation. It is also important to account for how parenting time, including overnights, can affect child support arrangements.

The Kizer Law Firm, P.C. is a Livingston County law firm with deep local roots. We know how the courts will generally decide on particular child custody issues, and we use this knowledge, along with the respect we have earned from judges and the legal community, to obtain favorable outcomes for our clients.

Post-Judgment Modifications

Once they have been established, custody and support orders can be very difficult to change. However, it is possible in some situations to seek a modification when there has been a significant change in circumstances. Such changes in circumstances may involve:

  • Medical needs of the child
  • Education needs of the child
  • Parental relocation that serves the child’s best interests
  • A parent’s job loss or a change in the child’s needs, requiring a downward modification of support
  • Other changes in the child’s needs or a parent’s financial situation, requiring an upward modification of support

Even if both parents agree on a change in custody or support, it is important to seek legal counsel before implementing the changes. Errors and miscommunication between parents can effectively lead to violations of court orders, and it is always best to take the proper legal steps to ensure that both parents understand their rights and obligations.

Our attorneys handle all aspects of family law in Livingston County, including divorce and marital property division. We can help you negotiate for a divorce agreement that effectively addresses your specific situation.

Contact Us

If you have questions about any of these matters, please call The Kizer Law Firm, P.C. at 517-507-4873 or complete our contact form. We represent clients in Howell, Brighton and throughout Livingston County.