It is easy to get lost in the trees when you should be focusing on the forest. However, we recognize that some people like the nitty gritty details. This page is dedicated to those people. Over the years we have published dozens of articles on Michigan child custody laws addressing both general and highly specific topics. The articles contain the nitty gritty details on Michigan child custody law. This page is long and is getting longer as Michigan child custody law evolves.
Michigan child custody law – The big picture
Michigan child custody law – Modification.
Michigan child custody law – Physical and Legal Custody
Michigan child custody law – Trial and Appeal
Michigan child custody law – Best interest factors
- Best interest of the child Factor (a): The love, affection, and other emotional ties existing between the competing parties and the child.
- Best interest of the child Factor (b): The capacity and disposition of competing parties to give the child
love, affection and guidance and continuation of the educating and
raising of the child in its religion or creed, if any.
- Best interest of the child Factor (c): The capacity and disposition of competing parties to provide the child
with food, clothing, medical care or other remedial care recognized and
permitted under the laws of this state in lieu of medical care, and
other material needs.
- Best interest of the child Factor (d): The length of time the child has lived in a stable, satisfactory environment and the desirability of maintaining continuity.
- Best interest of the child factor (e). The permanence, as a family unit, of the existing or proposed custodial home.
- Best interest of the child factor (f): The moral fitness of the competing parties.
- Best interest of the child factor (g): The mental and physical health of the competing parties.
- Best interest of the child factor (h): The home, school and community record of the child.
- Best interest of the child factor (i): The reasonable preference of the child, if the court deems the child to be of sufficient age to express preference.
- Best interest of the child factor (j): The willingness and ability of each of the parties to facilitate and
encourage a close and continuing parent-child relationship between the
child and the other parent.
- Best interest of the child factor (k): Domestic violence, regardless of whether the violence was directed against or witnessed by the child.
- Best interest of the child factor (l): Any other factor considered by the court to be relevant to a particular child custody dispute.
Michigan Child Custody Law – Child Custody evaluations
Michigan child custody law – Custody and child support
Michigan child custody law – Grandparents rights
Michigan child custody law – Custody and rape
Michigan child custody law – Transferring custody to or from Michigan
Michigan child custody law – General
Michigan child custody law – Choice of School
Michigan child custody law – Moving out of State
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