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  • Whitmore Lake Office


    22 Barker Road, Suite D
    Whitmore Lake, MI 48189















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Established MI Lawyer Manages Child Custody Disputes

Attentive attorney helps parents resolve vital issues

If you are at odds with your child’s other parent about where your child should live, how much time they should spend with each parent or how they should be raised, it is essential to seek the advice of a qualified family law attorney. At the Law Offices of Matthew A. Courter, P.L.C., I can present your case and advocate for your rights to raise your child in a healthy, thriving environment. I represent parents in child custody disputes in the following counties: Washtenaw, Livingston, and Oakland. Above all else, my law firm is committed to protecting your child’s best interests while upholding your parental bond.

skilled negotiator works for fair parenting time agreements through mediation

Children are best served when parents maintain a cordial and cooperative relationship. Through the structured process of mediation, couples can often set aside hostility and agree on key decisions affecting their children. Mediation can be a highly effective tool for parents to preserve their children’s well-being and the stability of their lives during the turbulent process of divorce: it takes some of the stress out of child custody conflicts and puts important child-rearing decisions in the hands of the parents rather than the court. I use mediation strategies to guide the negotiation process toward a healthy resolution.

Skilled litigator represents parents in family court

In some cases, litigation is necessary to protect a child’s best interests. When one parent will not compromise or expresses hostility toward the other parent, negotiations might fail. Sometimes a parent may even pose a danger to the child’s well-being. In these cases, litigation is the most appropriate forum for establishing parental rights. My firm’s methodical approach to litigation enables clients to feel confident that their children are protected and their parental rights are secure. At the Law Offices of Matthew A. Courter, P.L.C., I represent clients in matters related to:

  • Primary and joint custody arrangements
  • Parenting Time
  • Grandparent visitation
  • Modification of custody and visitation orders
  • Enforcement of orders
  • Child Protective Services proceedings
  • Decisions related to religion, education and upbringing of the child
The uncertainty of litigation can be stressful for parents and children alike. As your committed representative, I am prepared to address all of your concerns and those of your family in cases involving the custody of your children.

Contact a reputable MI family law attorney for help with child custody and parenting time issues

If you need skilled legal help for a child custody matter, my firm stands ready to represent your interests and protect your child’s welfare. Call me at 586-206-1349 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation.