Litigator, negotiator, mediator and trusted advisor, Erika Salerno views her... more
Litigator, negotiator, mediator and trusted advisor, Erika Salerno views her relationship with every client as a partnership. She sees her role as one of empowering clients with the knowledge to make informed decisions, and when necessary, zealously advocating for their interests. Erika’s training and vast experience in Mediation and Collaborative Law serve as the foundation for her style whi... view profile
After completing my service as a law clerk for two distinguished circuit court... more
After completing my service as a law clerk for two distinguished circuit court judges, I have focused my legal career in helping families that are stuggling with various other family law matters. I have not only vigilanty represented individuals while navigating the emotional and legal processes they face, but I have assisted parties in mediating their disputes. My experience permits me to guid... view profile
I am a native of Kalamazoo, graduating from Loy Norrix High School and earning my... more
I am a native of Kalamazoo, graduating from Loy Norrix High School and earning my Bachelor's Degree in Public Law from Western Michigan University. I later earned my J.D. from the Michigan State University School of Law. Most recently I received a Certificate of Completion in the area Family Law by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Prior to opening my practice I worked for Legal... 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.