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Child custody: The basic facts
March 29th, 2018

Generally speaking, as in all aspects of divorce, including property division, child support, asset division, and the like, child support and visitation will either be agreed upon by the parents (with the help of an attorney) or settled in court. Child custody is a big thing that couples fight over, but it is best to settle the terms of custody outside of the court. At the Bashore Green Law Group, we will help you determine the best custody option by considering that which will benefit all parties involved. We will educate you on the court system and how custody is determined. In the meantime, here is a quick overview.

Child custody involves determining where the child will live, who will make major decisions about the child’s upbringing and how frequently he or she will have contact with the other parent. Child custody laws are based on state law. There are a number of different types of custody, including:

At Bashore Green, we help our clients determine the option that is best for them and for their children. We work and encourage the parents to reach their own agreements regarding custody arrangements, however, when parents cannot agree, the court must decide custody by considering all of the best interest factors of the Michigan Child Custody Act (MCL 722.23). These factors are usually addressed during custody evaluations by the friend of the court, and include:

A judge may consider the above factors, as well as any other factors relevant to a child’s best interests. If you find yourself in a child custody battle, it is important to seek qualified legal help right away, so give us a call at the Bashore Green Law Group, and we will help you come up with the best solution possible.

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