Child Custody

Kalamazoo Area Child Custody Attorney

There is nothing more precious than the time a parent spends with his or her children. The issue of how to divide the precious resource of time with children is usually the most difficult to resolve. In any dispute between parents with children, there are three key child-related issues that need to be resolved:

1. Physical Custody/Parenting Time: Physical Custody, or Parenting Time, concerns where a child eats, sleeps, learns, and grows. Scheduling parenting time that suits a child’s needs and the lifestyle of the parent requires an attorney that understands parents, children and their lives together. At Levine & Levine, we value, above all else, working with our clients to create an appropriate individualized parenting time schedule.

2. Legal Custody: Legal custody concerns the right to participate in major life decisions affecting children, such as religion, education, and health care. Most often, legal custody is shared by both parents, but sole legal custody can be appropriate in some situations. Determining legal custody is an important decision that can affect a child’s life for years to come. At Levine & Levine, we help clients determine whether sole legal custody is appropriate.

3. Child Support: In Michigan, child support is mandatory. It is calculated by use of a complex mathematical formula and an accompanying set of guidelines. However, strict application of the formula may not be appropriate in every case. Whether an individual is the recipient of child support or has to pay support, it is important to engage an attorney that understands the complexities of the formula.

At Levine & Levine, Attorney Rachel Gruetzner helps her clients reach a solution on child-related issues that are individually tailored to fit each unique circumstance.

A Reputation For Delivering The Skilled Help Our Clients Need

At Levine & Levine, we are committed to helping our clients resolve the child-related issues that are part of many divorces. Beyond child custody, we can also ensure appropriate determinations of child support modification, domicile, and other issues. Since 1987, our firm has been serving the needs of our clients in Kalamazoo and Southwest Michigan. During those decades, we have built a positive reputation for providing our clients with highly effective representation that has been able to help them achieve their goals. That reputation has also earned our firm an AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell. That is the highest rating a law firm can earn through their peer-review rating system. Let us put the skill and experience that helped build that reputation to work helping you.

Child Custody Attorneys Helping People In Kalamazoo

We can help you secure the child custody arrangement you need. Turn to Levine & Levine for skilled help with your child custody issues. To schedule an initial consultation, call 800-214-1213 or contact us online.

* AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Rachel Gruetzner


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Randall S. Levine
Sharan Lee Levine
Anastase Markou
Sarissa Montague
Rachel Gruetzner

136 East Michigan Ave. 14th Floor  |  KalamazooMI 49007  |  Phone269-382-0444  |  Fax269-382-0464