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Mark L. Menczer - Michigan Divorce and Family Law Lawyer.

As the cornerstones of society, families deserve the significant rights afforded them under family law. Family law establishes guidelines to deal with sensitive issues that affect married couples and their children. When facing divorce and making decisions regarding child custody, property division, visitation and other matters that are pivotal to your family's future, you need a reliable attorney with effective skills in family law.


A broad array of legal issues are addressed by family law which include, but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Visitation
  • Alimony
  • Paternity
  • Adoption
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Post Judgment Modifications
  • Property Division
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grandparents' Rights
  • Guardianship
  • CPS and DHS cases

Menczer Law offers representation in a variety of family law issues. Next to divorce, child custody is often one of the most difficult areas addressed. Parents love their children, and having to divide the time they spend or give up responsibilities in deference to the other parent may fuel basic conflicts on which the divorce is based.


Attorneys at the Menczer Law firm bring a comprehensive approach to family law by assisting our clients to take a broad view legally including the perspective of family relationships. We take into consideration the vulnerability of the children along with our client's objectives and work to provide amicable solutions. When legal remedies outside of litigation prove ineffective, we are also strong trial lawyers and provide aggressive advocacy to protect our client's rights through trial.


Child Custody

There are various types of child custody, but two most basic types that all other variations are based on, are legal and physical custody.

Legal Custody
Legal custody involves the obligation and responsibility to make decisions about the child's upbringing, such as healthcare, schooling, religion and other important choices.
Physical Custody
Physical custody refers to where the child will live and who will provide for the child's daily needs, such as food, shelter, grooming and so on.
Joint Custody
Both legal and physical custody can be shared, which is referred to as joint custody. A couple can share legal custody, but not physical custody, or a couple can share physical custody, but not legal custody. The court often considers joint custody, which allows the child to spend considerable time with both parents, to be in the child's best interests.
Sole Custody
Parents can have sole custody of a child either physically or legally. When one parent has sole physical custody, this parent is referred to as the custodial parent. The non-custodial parent will have rights to visitation, also called parenting time.

Contact an Experienced Family Law & Child Custody Lawyer

I'd like to invite you to arrange a consultation to discuss your concerns regarding family law issues. Please call Menczer Law at (248) 354-9000. We will discuss your situation and tell you how we can help.

The attorneys at Menczer Law provide legal advice and representation for clients in the metropolitan Detroit and Tri-County area of Oakland, Wayne and Macomb Counties and in cities including Detroit, Southfield, Farmington, Novi, Commerce, Wixom, Troy, Bloomfield, Ferndale, Royal Oak, Waterford, Madison Heights, Dearborn, Romulus, Taylor, Plymouth, Sterling Heights, Warren, Shelby Township  and in nearby Michigan communities including Washtenaw, Livingston and Genesee counties.