Child Custody and Visitation Attorney in Southfield, Michigan

Tell us about a memorable custody dispute you handled.

Southfield, MI family lawyer David Binkley shares the story of a memorable custody dispute that leaned on his trial experience to win.

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one of the most memorable custody
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disputes
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involved this couple
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with two very young children they had
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some barn burner of a fight and
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mom swoops up kids and she goes home to
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her mother’s house
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that’s fairly typical except in this
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case
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the mother lived in canada and that’s
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kidnapping
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i was ordered to have my client present
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the children back
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in court within 24 hours which we did
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but it created a stigma for this
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individual for my client
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that i had to overcome so
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this was a perfect example of why
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you need a trial lawyer in a divorce
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setting
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divorce lawyers will tell you that
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they’re trial lawyers but that’s not
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necessarily true in this case i had to
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try the case in order to rehabilitate my
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client’s reputation
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her capacity to be a mom her suitability
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to be the custodial parent
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and we could only do that in trial and
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we did it
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we did it i remember the closing
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argument
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like it was yesterday i i closed my book
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and i said
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the hell with political correctness
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these children
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belong with their mother and the judge
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agreed
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you

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