When discussing Custody, we are referring to physical custody, where the child is physically located and with whom and legal custody, the parent responsible for making important decisions that affect the daily life of the child. Custody can be awarded to a parent, or it can be awarded to both parents jointly.
The law provides that when deciding the issue of Custody, the best interest of the minor child must be considered. Custody cases involve several steps and several factors that must be considered by the Court. For a more thorough discussion of custody please visit Michigan Custody Guidelines.