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Joint Physical Custody
Physical custody refers to where and with whom the child will live.That person has the responsibility to provide a primary home for the child, including basic necessities like shelter, food, clothing, and proper care and supervision.
means that one parent shall have the right and the responsibility to make the decisions relating to the health, safety, education and welfare of a child.
Joint physical custody means that the child will reside with both parents in a way to ensure frequent and continuing contact with both parents. However, that does not mean the child’s time must be equally divided with each parent.
When is it necessary to seek a child custody modification in Michigan?
According to the Michigan family laws, a parent may ask the family law judge for a modification of a custody order by showing a “significant or substantial change in circumstances” that justifies new terms. Michigan law and divorce judges may order a modification of child custody whenever “necessary and proper” to serve the best interests of the children. Events that might trigger a modification of custody include:
A change in a parent’s work schedule
A parent’s relocation resulting in too great a distance for regular exchange
A child’s preference (if the court judges the child mature enough to provide input)
A parent demonstrating unreliable behavior
A parent interfering with the current parenting plan