Divorce, Family Law, Custody, Support, and Appeals. While adept at negotiating... more
Divorce, Family Law, Custody, Support, and Appeals. While adept at negotiating successful resolutions to complex litigation matters, Allison is equally proficient in effective trial advocacy handling all aspects of litigation through and including numerous hearings, trials, and post-judgment issues in the state and federal courts. Allison’s unique experience in general business litigati... view profile
I am a Grand Rapids attorney providing quality legal services in the family law area,... more
I am a Grand Rapids attorney providing quality legal services in the family law area, including divorce, custody, support and adoption. I consistently monitor new developments in the law in order to provide my clients with the most effective representation possible. I enthusiastically take the time to get to know my clients on a personal level in order to provide them with an unparalleled level... view profile
I specialize in divorce, custody, parenting time, guardianship, and adoption issues.... more
I specialize in divorce, custody, parenting time, guardianship, and adoption issues. I offer free initial consultations and reasonable rates. I pride myself on being a communicative, supportive, and honest advocate for my clients' best interests.
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.