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October 19, 2017

Michigan child custody law – the nitty gritty details

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

Child Custody in Michigan resource center with video

Everything there is to know about Michigan Child Custody Laws.

Michigan child custody law – the statutes

Michigan child custody law – Modification.

When Circumstances Change – Michigan Family Law Journal

How to change custody in Michigan? The checklist

How to change custody in Michigan

Custody Modification – How to Modify a Child Custody Award

A soldier’s request to change child custody in Michigan.

Michigan child custody law – Physical and Legal Custody

Joint custody in Michigan – What does it mean?

Michigan legal update – Joint custody – Just say “know”.

Joint legal custody in Michigan

Michigan legal custody – What to do when you cannot agree?

What happened to physical custody in Michigan?

Physical custody in Michigan

Michigan child custody law – Trial and Appeal

Child custody hearing – sometimes you have to have one.

The burden of child custody – burden of proof case law

Why is the established custodial environment so important in Michigan child custody cases?

Child custody appeal – What you can do if the court got it wrong.

Michigan child custody law – Best interest factors

Best interest of the child in Michigan

  • Best interest of the child Factor (a): The love, affection, and other emotional ties existing between the competing parties and the child.

Custody in Michigan – Best interest of the child factor (a)

  • 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.

Custody in Michigan – Best interest of the child factor (b)

  • 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.

Custody in Michigan – Best interest of the child factor (c)

  • 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.

Custody in Michigan – Best interest of the child factor (d)

  • Best interest of the child factor (e).  The permanence, as a family unit, of the existing or proposed custodial home.

Custody in Michigan – Best interest of the child factor (e)

  • Best interest of the child factor (f): The moral fitness of the competing parties.

Custody in Michigan – Best interest of the child factor (f)

The moral fitness of the parties – Michigan custody and Parenting Time

  • Best interest of the child factor (g): The mental and physical health of the competing parties.

Best interest of the child factor (g) – The parties health

  • Best interest of the child factor (h): The home, school and community record of the child.

Custody in Michigan – Best interest of the child factor (h)

Michigan child custody law – can a child choose who to live with?

  • 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.

Michigan child custody law – can a child choose who to live with?

Child Custody – Can a child decide who to live with?

  • 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.

Domestic Violence and Michigan Divorce

  • Best interest of the child factor (l): Any other factor considered by the court to be relevant to a particular child custody dispute.

Child Custody in Michigan – Do not make it the kids fault.

Michigan Child Custody Law – Child Custody evaluations

Child custody evaluation video – Are you ready to take the test?

Michigan child custody law – Custody and child support

The relationship between custody and child support in Michigan

Michigan child custody law – Grandparents rights

Grandparent time when both parents say NO.

Michigan child custody law – Custody and rape

Michigan Custody update: Snyder signs the Rape Survivor Custody Act

The relationship between custody and child support in Michigan

Michigan child custody law – Transferring custody to or from Michigan

The UCCJEA in Michigan: Transferring custody to Michigan

Michigan child custody law – General

Child custody laws in MI

Michigan divorce and Michigan Custody law – equity

The Friend of the Court Referee

Michigan mom facing jail time for not vaccinating her son.

Michigan child custody law – Choice of School

Choice of School – Changing school in a Michigan divorce or custody case.

Michigan child custody law – Moving out of State

Changing legal residence and the Michigan Child Custody Act.

Changing legal residence and the Michigan Child Custody Act.

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