THE BEST INTEREST OF YOUR CHILD IS ALWAYS PRIMARY WHEN IT COMES TO CHILD CUSTODY AND PARENTING TIME
When dealing with the issue of child custody and parenting time, the court looks to what’s in the child’s best interest. To do that, the court will look to 12 unique factors. By applying the facts of your case to these factors the court decides what is in the children’s best interest.
The lawyers at Michigan Law Services, PLLC effectively apply the facts of your case to these factors. We will skillfully create the best argument possible.
TYPES OF CHILD CUSTODY
Michigan recognizes two unique types of custody. The first is known as legal custody, which refers to a parent’s decision making authority over their child. The primary areas involve medical, educational and religious decisions. This also refers access to information and records associated with these areas.
The other type of custody is physical custody. Physical custody is a term that the courts are using less and less. In a nutshell, it refers to the place the child considers their home. It could be with one parent or both parents. Joint physical custody does not have to equate to equal parenting time.
The term parenting time describes the amount of time each parent spends with the children. This time is usually measured in the number of overnights awarded each year. There is no “one-size-fits-all” answer to what is the appropriate parenting time schedule for your situation.
Courts throughout the State of Michigan have attempted to create standard schedules. However, these schedules often get modified.
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