Child custody becomes an issue for parents when they are unmarried and not living together, separated, or seeking a divorce. If the custody of your child is in question, our Middleville family law attorneys can help.
In Michigan, there are two types of child custody, and two types of child custody arrangements. The two types of child custody in Michigan are:
As mentioned above, there are also two types of child custody arrangements in Michigan:
You can read more about child custody arrangements in Middleville in Michigan Custody Guidelines.
The type of custody and custody arrangement that is best must be determined by weighing the best interests of the child. While you and your (ex)spouse have the right to attempt to form a parenting plan together that addresses your child’s best interests, in an agreement cannot be reached, the court will make the determination for you by considering the needs of the child, each parent’s ability and willingness to provide for the child, any history of crime or domestic violence within the home, the current living arrangement of the child, and even the child’s preferences in some cases.
If you have questions about child custody in Middleville, or if you want to file a complaint for custody of your child but are unsure of where to start, our experienced Middleville child custody lawyers at the Van Den Heuvel Law Office are ready to assist you. For legal representation that you can count on, contact our law offices today.