Child Custody

Positively Influencing Child Custody Arrangements

If you are working through a divorce or paternity suit, you may be worried about how custody will be determined and whether you will be able to spend time with your children.

The way child custody, support and visitation rights are handled in Kalamazoo County is unique. Unlike most states where the judge is the primary decision-maker regarding custody arrangements, in Kalamazoo County, the process is driven by nearly everyone else. Lawyers, psychologists, social workers, parents and children all have a hand in helping to decide who the custodial parent will be.

If you are making child custody arrangements, it is important to find a lawyer who understands the specifics of the state and local guidelines. That is exactly what you can expect at the Law Office of Joseph W. Vander Horst. With over 19 years of experience, we have the experience necessary to carefully guide clients throughout Kalamazoo, Michigan, and the surrounding communities through the process.

Creating Effective Parenting Plans

Parenting plans are necessary for determining who will have custody of the children, who will make day-to-day decisions and who will make decisions regarding health care, education and religion. We help our clients understand the differences between legal and physical custody and create a plan that focuses on the best interests of their child.

We work with men and women to resolve all family law matters. If you have questions or need legal counsel, don't hesitate to contact our attorneys. We can be reached online or by calling 269-348-0768 to schedule. We offer consultations and offer flexible evening and weekend scheduling.