I have been practicing law in West Michigan for over 24 years. Of this,... more
I have been practicing law in West Michigan for over 24 years. Of this, approximately ten years has been devoted primarily to divorce, custody and other vitally important family law areas of practice. Prior to specializing in family law, I worked in general civil litigation. I have first chair trial experience in the areas of construction design and defect litigation, automobile no-fault and... view profile
Jonathan K. Blair graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of... more
Jonathan K. Blair graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in History, with an emphasis in world religions. He studied law at the Thomas M. Cooley Law school, graduating magna cum laude in the top two percent of his class. While at Cooley Mr. Blair earned the certificate of merit in Criminal Procedure, Sales, Education Law, and Michigan Criminal Practice. M... 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.