Compassionate Child Custody Attorney
In a divorce involving children, child custody is usually the most important factor for each spouse. In Michigan, child custody is divided into two areas: legal custody and physical custody. A child with the parent who is awarded physical custody, and the parent who is awarded legal custody assumes the authority to make decisions about the child’s welfare, such as schooling, discipline, religion, and medical care. Courts often award both spouses with joint custody, meaning they share in the responsibilities of legal custody.
What Determines Child Custody?
When making child custody decisions, Michigan law requires a judge to weigh twelve different factors known as the “Best Interests of the Minor Child Factors”. Best interest is determined by considering and evaluating the following:
When child custody is of the highest importance, you need to work with a divorce attorney who has a proven record of helping men and women receive the best outcomes in custody decisions. Contact Annette today for a free consultation, and begin taking the steps toward protecting your custody!