Greetings: My name is Shawn Patrick O'Connor, and I have been proudly practicing law... more
Greetings: My name is Shawn Patrick O'Connor, and I have been proudly practicing law here in southeastern Michigan for about 7 years. Currently, I am a partner in a small law firm in Garden City, Michigan-Debolski, Debolski, & O'Connor. I come from a blue-collar background, which aids me in understanding the problems my clients face on a day-to-day basis. I take pride in my profes... 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.