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The importance of participation during child custody proceedings

Some parents expect the worst during child custody proceedings. Others expect things to work out for the best. Regardless of which outcome is achieved, parents should make every effort to be an active participant in all child custody matters. No matter what kind of relationship you have with your co-parent, things can turn on a dime when the custody of your children is at stake.

One of the first things we tell our family law clients is that the divorce and custody process does not unfold automatically. What this means is that even though you believe you are the best person to gain child custody, you still have to show it to the courts in Michigan. Accomplishing this goal requires you to participate.

We understand that divorce and child custody or support issues are emotionally draining. We know that many people tend to shut down in these situations. In our experience, this is one of the biggest mistakes you can make when important legal issues involving your children are underway.

Rather than sitting back and expecting the courts to recognize your parenting skills, take the lead in your child custody case. Learn how the state's laws will work in your favor and consider consulting with a qualified family law attorney. When you are armed with knowledge and equipped to demonstrate your parenting skills, you are ready to enter the process and emerge successful.

You do not have to face challenging child custody issues alone. Sit down with your lawyer and create a plan that will help you leap over the potential obstacles in your path. Please visit our website for additional information about child custody in the St. Clair Shores region of Michigan.

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