Child Custody

Cases involving child custody in Michigan are handled on a case-to-case basis. Each situation is different, and the courts take into account many different deciding factors when determining the outcome of each Michigan child custody case.

For expert legal guidance in your case, our child custody attorneys are available to answer any questions, and help you through the process.

Legal Custody & Physical Custody

There are two types of child custody in Michigan; legal custody and physical custody.

Legal custody pertains to making important decisions about the child’s life, such as where they will go to school, what type of healthcare they will receive, and what religion they will practice.

Physical custody involves where the child will primarily reside. The parent with primary physical custody is called the custodial parent. Parenting time is arranged for visitation with the non-custodial parent.

Joint Custody & Sole Custody

There can be joint custody or sole custody for each type of child custody in Michigan; legal and physical. Keeping the best interests of the child in mind, the courts take many factors into consideration when determining what the best custody situation will be.

Changes in Child Custody

Changes can be made to child custody cases whenever there is a change in either parent’s situation, such as:

  • Job Loss
  • Loss of Income
  • Change in Work Schedule
  • Change in Residence
  • Remarriage

There are many important factors that are taken into account by the courts when determining a favorable child custody situation. Going through the process of a child custody case can be stressful and emotional. Our child custody lawyers are here to help.

Contact our family law firm online, or call us today at (734) 397-4540 to discuss your Michigan child custody case.

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