Diplomatic Child Custody & Visitation Attorney Representing Saginaw Clients

father and daughter visiting after working to establish custody agreement with a family lawyerWhen a couple decides that divorce is the best option for themselves and their family, the issue of child custody usually becomes the primary issue to tackle next. Some couples are happy to share custody of their children and work collaboratively to devise a plan that allows everyone equitable time. Some people believe they should have sole custody of their children and of course there are many people who fall somewhere in between.


Attorney John Bovill III has helped clients at all stations of this spectrum navigate the issues of child custody and visitation and can do the same for you.

How is Child Custody Determined?

Ultimately, the custody of children is left to the discretion of the presiding judge in the case. It is their job to make their determination based on their perception of what is in the best interest of the children. When spouses agree on a custody arrangement that appears equitable, reasonable, and in the best interest of the child, judges rarely decide otherwise. When parents cannot agree, the judge will have to decide for them.

What is Visitation & How is it Determined?

A visitation schedule dictates the amount of time each parent or guardian gets to spend with their child and in what manner. This schedule protects the parental rights of each parent and reduces disputes and chaos. It is much easier to provide a stable life for your child when you know when they will be in your care and for how long. Just like child custody, a judge will have the final say in visitation matters.

Getting the Help You Need

As you can imagine, the issues of child custody and visitation have the potential to become quite heated and fraught. We help our clients determine their custody and visitation goals and devise a strategy for achieving them. We can help you negotiate with your spouse formally or informally, represent you in mediation, and aggressively fight for your position in court. We will do everything in our power to protect the best interests of you and your children.

Attorney John Bovill III provides trusted legal counsel to clients throughout Saginaw, Bay, and Midland counties facing child custody and visitation matters. Contact our Saginaw office today at (989) 792-4648 to schedule a free consultation with a trusted and effective family lawyer.