Family Law

Michigan Best Interests of the Child Factors Series episode MCL 722.23(b).

In this article, I will examine the best interests of the child factor (b) in Michigan. This is the second article in the series. Before the reader learns about 722.23(b), it is important to understand how family law courts use and apply the best interests of the child factors. I covered how the courts use…

Michigan Best Interests of the Child Factors Explained Series Episode 722.23(a)
Family Law

Michigan Best Interests of the Child Factors Explained Series Episode 722.23(a)

In this article, I will provide some basic education for the best interests of the child factor (a) or MCL 722.23(a). During a contested child custody hearing, the judge must review each of the 12 factors found in the best interest of the child factors statute. A parent seeking a divorce or a parent seeking…

Motion Regarding Change of Domicile or Legal Residence in Michigan
Family Law

Motion Regarding Change of Domicile or Legal Residence in Michigan

In this article, I will discuss a motion to change of domicile or legal residence in Michigan.  MCL 722.31 is the statute.  This is the motion that must be filed when people subject to a custody order want to relocate to another city.  This article covers co-parents with joint legal custody.  If a parent has…

Evasive interrogatory answers and the motion to compel discovery in Michigan
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Evasive interrogatory answers and the motion to compel discovery in Michigan

Every attorney that has litigated a case in court has dealt with this issue:  The attorney submits interrogatories to the opposing party and receives incomplete or evasive interrogatory answers.  When this happens, there is a decision to be made, file a motion to compel answers or not.  Every attorney in this situation is bothered by…

Family Law

Unmarried couples: Who has child custody in Michigan?

Initial child custody in Michigan Child custody in Michigan requires a Court order.  In reality, many unmarried couples are raising children together. The question often arises: I am not married, we have a child, who has child custody in Michigan? The answer is found in a Michigan statute: There are a couple of important points…