At what age can a child choose which parent to live with in Michigan?

At what age can a child choose which parent to live with in Michigan?

17 or older

What rights does a father have in Michigan?

Parental Rights in Michigan Unmarried fathers have the right to claim paternity (Notice of Intent to Claim Paternity) before or after a child is born. Unmarried fathers have no right to support or visitation if the mother was married during the birth of the child (must mutually establish paternity first).

What is considered an unfit parent in Michigan?

The legal definition of an unfit parent is when the parent through their conduct fails to provide proper guidance, care, or support. Also, if there is abuse, neglect, or substance abuse issues, that parent will be deemed unfit.

Can the court stop a parent from moving?

1) The Court cannot prevent YOU (the parent) from moving. Therefore, the Courts cannot resolve a move-away dispute by restraining a parent from moving. However, the Court can make Custody decisions about your child based on the assumption that you (the parent) are going to move. (Marriage of Paillier (2006) 144 Cal.

Can a mother leave the state without the father’s consent?

These “move-away cases” are among the most difficult types of custody disputes. Typically, a parent can’t move a child to another county or state without prior approval from the court that issued the original custody order. A judge could even change custody arrangements in favor of the noncustodial parent.

Can a dad win 50/50 custody?

Dads are not automatically entitled 50-50 custody, or any custody order for that matter. Likewise, there is nothing in the family code that automatically grants custody to fathers solely on the basis that they are the dad. The standard the court uses during a divorce is the best interest of the child.

How do you prove a father is unfit for custody?

How Does a Family Court Determine If a Parent Is Unfit?

  1. A history of child abuse.
  2. A history of substance abuse.
  3. A history of domestic violence.
  4. The parent’s ability to make age-appropriate decisions for a child.
  5. The parent’s ability to communicate with a child.
  6. Psychiatric concerns.
  7. The parent’s living conditions.
  8. The child’s opinion.