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Who Will Get Child Custody in Michigan Divorce?
In Michigan, parents have the option to agree on a parenting plan outside of the courtroom or the court will decide the custody. The legal standard is always the child’s “best interest.”
This determination is based on the best interests of the child and includes many different factors, such as:
The age and the physical and mental condition of the child
The age and the physical and mental condition of each parent
The existing relationship between the child and each parent
The needs of the child
Whether either parent has failed to make all child support payments
The willingness of each parent to support and facilitate the children's ongoing relationship with the other parent
Any history of domestic violence
TYPES OF CHILD CUSTODY
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.
Modifications and enforcing custody orders
Even after a divorce is settled, your circumstances can change. You or your former spouse may want to alter agreements, including those specifying custody and child support. We are fully aware that the last thing you want to do is go back into court. We are dedicated to helping families through complex matters involving the modification or enforcement of family court orders. While we are compassionate and personal with our clients, we are aggressive and persistent when it comes to protecting our clients' interests.
What happens if only one parent has custody?
The parent without custody, the non-custodial parent, must financially support the minor child by paying child support, including health insurance coverage and/or cash medical support to the custodial parent.
Does the law in Michigan favor giving custody to the mom or the dad?
No. The parents in Michigan are equal under the law. There is no presumption that the child should live with the mother or the father. The decision always depends upon what the family law judge believes will promote the best interest and welfare of the child, based on the evidence presented in court.
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