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Child Custody and Parenting Time

CHILD CUSTODY. Michigan law determines custody in two parts: legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody concerns the ability of one or both parents to make decisions regarding important events in the child’s life. Those decisions can include, but are not limited to, religion, medical and educational. Physical custody relates to where the child primarily spends his/her time.

Michigan Courts will determine the “best interests” of the child when determining custody. A child’s “best interests” are determined by examining a number of factors enumerated in Michigan Law.

Custody can be addressed during a divorce, in a separate cause of action, in a paternity case, in a support case, or in a post judgment motion to change or modify custody. The attorneys at Wilson Law Office, P.C. are experi-enced in handling custody determinations in every situation.

PARENTING TIME. Michigan law presumes it is in the child’s “best interests” to have a relationship with both parents. Barring clear and convincing evidence to the contrary, both parents will be given reasonable parenting time. Reasonable parenting time can be agreed upon between parents or the Court can set a schedule.

Parenting time can be addressed during a divorce, in a separate cause of action, in a paternity case, in a support case, or in a post judgment motion to change or modify parenting time. The attorneys at Wilson Law Office, P.C. are experienced in handling custody determinations in every situation. 

 

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