Remaining civil in custody and divorce cases


When a couple with children decides to separate or divorce, questions regarding parenting and custody often take center stage. Today we have attorney Matthew DeLange of the Michigan Family Law Center.


Speak to an attorney early in the process to have a better understanding of how the process works and to prevent unrealistic expectations.

Don’t vent on social media!  And don’t respond to texts/e-mails while you are upset

Remember the impact on the children

  • Remember that this is a significant change in their world and they pick up on much more than you might expect.
  • Remember that the children’s relationship with your ex is different than your own.
  • When possible try to have exchanges take place during natural transition points.  i.e. having parenting time start/end when they are dropped off or picked up from school.

Contact information

MI Family Law Center

866 3-Mile Rd NW, Ste 1

Grand Rapids, MI 49544

(616) 528-8877

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