Michaela has been involved in family law for more than eight years, and has been a... more
Michaela has been involved in family law for more than eight years, and has been a practicing attorney in the family law area at Stearns-Montgomery Proctor for more than a year. While her focus lies in complicated custody issues, she is familiar with all aspects of divorce and family law. She has been successful in custody issues representing both fathers and mothers. While she does not shy aw... view profile
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.