Physical and Legal Custody

When legal custody won’t work. (What is physical and legal custody?)

Physical custody if Michigan is an archaic term to describe the parent that spends the majority of parenting time with a minor child. Traditionally, the parent who is awarded the most parenting time was awarded sole physical custody. So, what happened to physical custody in Michigan?, in simple terms the phrase physical custody has gone[…]

Custody in Michigan

What happened to physical custody in Michigan?

What happened to physical custody in Michigan? When I began practicing divorce law almost 20 years ago the phrase “physical custody” in Michigan had specific meaning.  The phrase physical custody in Michigan identified which parent a child spent the majority of the time.  The other parent had “parenting time’.   Things have changed.  Now almost 20[…]

joint custody

Joint custody in Michigan – What does it mean?

Joint custody in Michigan – What does it mean? It seems everyone wants Joint custody in Michigan these days but what does Joint custody in Michigan law really mean? We find the answer to this question in Michigan Custody Statute, Michigan Compiled Laws Section 722.26(a)(7). Parenting time or Visitation and Joint Custody in Michigan Under the[…]

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