Top Grand Rapids, MI Father's Rights Lawyers Near You

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  • Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone, PLC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Rapids Office

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Rapids Office

  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Rapids Office

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Rapids Office

  • Catherine A. Jacobs, PLLC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Lakeview Office | Serving Grand Rapids, MI

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Lakeview Office | Serving Grand Rapids, MI

  • Varnum LLP

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Rapids Office

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Rapids Office

  • Miller Johnson

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Rapids Office

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Rapids Office

  • Clark Hill PLC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Rapids Office

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Rapids Office

  • Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith PC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Holland Office | Serving Grand Rapids, MI

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Holland Office | Serving Grand Rapids, MI

  • Thacker Sleight, PC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Rapids Office

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Rapids Office

  • Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Rapids Office

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Rapids Office

  • Plunkett Cooney

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Rapids Office

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Rapids Office

  • Kotz Sangster Wysocki P.C.

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Rockford Office | Serving Grand Rapids, MI

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Rockford Office | Serving Grand Rapids, MI

  • Schnelker, Rassi & McConnell, PLC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Rapids Office

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Rapids Office

  • The Sarnacki Law Firm, PLC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Rapids Office

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Rapids Office

  • Rhoades McKee, P.C.

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Rapids Office

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Rapids Office

  • Bloss Betz

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Rapids Office

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Rapids Office

  • Worsfold, Macfarlane, McDonald, PLLC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Rapids Office

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Rapids Office

  • Scholten Fant

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Holland Office | Serving Grand Rapids, MI

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Holland Office | Serving Grand Rapids, MI

  • Varnum LLP

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Haven Office | Serving Grand Rapids, MI

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Haven Office | Serving Grand Rapids, MI

  • Nolan & Nolan & Shafer, PLC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Muskegon Office | Serving Grand Rapids, MI

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Muskegon Office | Serving Grand Rapids, MI

  • Cunningham Dalman, PC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Holland Office | Serving Grand Rapids, MI

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Holland Office | Serving Grand Rapids, MI

  • Scholten Fant

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Haven Office | Serving Grand Rapids, MI

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Haven Office | Serving Grand Rapids, MI

  • McShane & Bowie, PLC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Rapids Office

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Rapids Office

  • Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, PC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Muskegon Office | Serving Grand Rapids, MI

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Muskegon Office | Serving Grand Rapids, MI

  • Kelly Law Offices, P.C.

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Rapids Office

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Grand Rapids Office

  • Houghtaling, Wasiura & Catalino, PLC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Muskegon Office | Serving Grand Rapids, MI

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Muskegon Office | Serving Grand Rapids, MI

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Father’s Rights

Courts historically have awarded custody to mothers under normal circumstances; however, courts today more frequently award custody to fathers. Fathers, generally, have the same rights to their child as the mother. These include claiming paternity, objecting to third party adoptions, having a voice in making decisions, and maintaining a relationship with the child.

Protecting Father’s Rights

To get the best result in conflicts regarding a father’s rights, obtaining the services of a Grand Rapids attorney practicing father’s rights law is imperative. In determining the rights of a father, such as for custody, courts use the standard of who will serve the child’s best interests.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

The Importance of a Good Consultation

The goal of an initial consultation is to find an attorney you are comfortable working with and someone who can help you understand your options under the law. Seek to understand the relevant legal experience the attorney brings to your case. While it is not realistic to expect an attorney to resolve your legal issue during an initial consultation, you should gain a level of comfort with his/her ability to do so. A good consultation can clarify issues, raise pertinent questions and considerations for your case, and help you make an informed decision towards resolving your legal issue.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it’s possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court’s reach in personal jurisdiction.

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