I was born and raised in Flat Rock, Michigan. My small town upbringing shaped my... more
I was born and raised in Flat Rock, Michigan. My small town upbringing shaped my conservative values and strong work ethic. Always patriotic and ever thankful for the benefits of living in America, I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps during college and earned a commission as a Second Lieutenant upon graduation in 1985. Iserved as an officer of Marines from 1985 until 1999, in both acti... view profile
I have represented individuals in injury claims since my graduation from law school... more
I have represented individuals in injury claims since my graduation from law school in 1992. It has been the primary focus of my practice for the last 16 years. I have been a longstanding memberthe Executive Board of the MichiganAssociation of Justice[MAJ] and I currently co-chair MAJs Publication Committee which works to help educate the finest trial attorneys in Michigan. In 2003,I accepted... view profile
I love being a family law attorney and work with a terrific staff. In addition to my... more
I love being a family law attorney and work with a terrific staff. In addition to my private practice, for the past 3 yearsI have beenblessed to serve asthe founding Chair of the Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center (TBCAC), a non-profit organization dedicated tobringing positive change to how we help children and their families who have been victimized by sexual or physical abuse. The TBCAC... 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.
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