My experience in family law began in law school when I clerked for a prominent... more
My experience in family law began in law school when I clerked for a prominent family law attorney in Detroit. I gained valuable experience before I even took the bar exam. After law school, I immediately started practicing family law and have been doing so ever since. I am active in the family law community as I currently serve on the State Bar of Michigan Family Law Council. In the past I... view profile
Lorne B. Golds law firm, in Bloomfield Hills, focuses on divorce and other... more
Lorne B. Golds law firm, in Bloomfield Hills, focuses on divorce and other matrimonial law matters. He is a Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). Every year since 2010, Superlawyers magazine has recognized him as one of the states Top 100 lawyers. He is also recognized as a Best Lawyers in America as well as by US News World Report, Crains Detroit Weekly, DBu... view profile
Lori K. Smith graduated from Walsh College of Business with a Bachelor of Business... more
Lori K. Smith graduated from Walsh College of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 2003 and earned her J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2008. Ms. Smith practices exclusively in the area of Domestic Relations. Her prior practice experience includes general civil litigation and criminal law matters. Ms. Smith completed the Institute of Continuing Legal Education F... view profile
I am an attorney practicing exclusively in the area of divorce and family law. I... more
I am an attorney practicing exclusively in the area of divorce and family law. I have been an attorney for over 15 years and have devoted my career to helping guide, advise, counsel and represent clients in difficult divorce and family law matters.
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.