Helping Parents Ensure Time With Their Children

At Rebeck & Allen, we understand the importance of a parent’s time with their child. We will work with you to find the best child custody solution for your family. Family law attorney Sara E. Allen has assisted families in the Detroit metro for many years, providing comprehensive legal service founded on understanding.

Physical Custody Vs. Legal Custody

Most people are aware that physical custody determines where a child will live. A child might live exclusively with one parent or move back and forth between residences. In recent years, families have even begun choosing arrangements where the children stay in one home and parents take turns residing with them.

Legal custody relates to making important decisions about a child’s life. A parent with legal custody has the right to make decisions regarding:

  • Education
  • Health care
  • Religious education
  • Extracurricular activities

In many cases, parents will share either physical or legal custody. With the help of an experienced family law attorney, you can find the best arrangement for you and your children.

How Does Joint Custody Work?

State law in Michigan allows for both physical custody and legal custody to be held by both parents, known as a joint custody arrangement. However, even in joint custody arrangements parents are not required to have the same parental rights. For example, one parent could have physical custody but both parents retain legal custody. This means the child would live exclusively with one parent, while both would be involved in decisions about the child’s education and welfare.

Call Today To Learn More

For help seeking parenting time rights, call Rebeck & Allen in Southfield at 248-636-4232 to schedule a free consultation. You can also reach us online using our contact form. Meeting with a skilled family lawyer is the first step to finding the right solution for you.