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Michigan child custody law and the presumption of joint custody, P.2

In our last post, we looked briefly at how the issue of joint custody is addressed under current Michigan law. As we noted, Michigan law directs judges to presume that it is in the best interests of children to have a strong, continuing relationship with each parent after divorce, but it does not currently include a presumption that joint custody is in the best interests of the child.

Michigan child custody law and the presumption of joint custody, P.1

In any contested child custody case, the primary goal of the court is to come up with custody and parenting time arrangements that are in the best interests of any children. Courts weigh a variety of factors in determining whether proposed arrangements are in the best interests of a child.

Work with experienced attorney to seek modification of child support order, P.2

We previously looked at a couple different avenues for having child support orders modified in Michigan. Whichever avenue a parent pursues to have a child support order modified, working with an experienced legal advocate can ensure the strongest possible case is presented.

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