The 12 Factors of Child Custody in Michigan

Child custody is determined based on 12 factors. However, the judge's primary concern when determining child custody is making sure the best interests of the children are protected. If you are going through divorce, experienced Plymouth custody attorneys can help make sure your parental rights are protected throughout the process.

At Miller & Bartnicki, P.C., we help individuals throughout Southeastern Michigan understand the factors for determining child custody in Plymouth, including:

  • The emotional relationship between the parents and the child
  • The parents' ability to love and raise the child
  • The parents' ability to provide the child with food, clothing and medical care
  • The length of time the child has lived in a stable environment
  • The stability of each parent's home
  • The moral fitness of each parent
  • The mental and physical health of each parent
  • The home, school and community record of the child
  • The child's preference if he or she is old enough
  • The willingness of each parent to foster a good relationship with the other parent
  • Domestic violence
  • Any other factors the court considers relevant

The Connection Between Child Support and Child Custody

One of the things many parents ask about is the connection between child custody and child support. It is important to understand that parents are expected to share economic responsibility for their children. There is no magic number that determines a correlation between the number of overnights a parent has with the child and the amount they will be expected to pay in support.

Contact Livonia Primary Custody Lawyers

We help our clients create parenting plans that are economically responsible and take the best interests of the kids into account. To learn more about child custody determinations during divorce, contact an experienced lawyer to schedule your free initial consultation. We can be reached online or by calling 734-259-2046.