Who has legal custody of a child when the parents are not married in Michigan?

Who has legal custody of a child when the parents are not married in Michigan?

Unmarried fathers may obtain possession of their child and/or gain legal custody through adoption or court order. Primary custody is presumed to be with the unmarried mother until the biological father obtains a court order of custody rights.

Does custodial parent have more rights?

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Where the child lives primarily with one parent and has visitation with the other, generally the parent with whom the child primarily lives (called the "custodial" parent) will have sole or primary physical custody, and the other parent (the noncustodial parent) will have the right to visitation or parenting time with

Does guardianship affect child support?

No. A Court order of permanent guardianship does not terminate the parent and child relationship. The guardian shall be the recipient of the child support payments.

How does a parent prove guardianship?

Proving by Judicial Decree. Show your order or letter of guardianship signed by a judge. If you were appointed as guardian by a court, simply provide a copy of your order or letter of guardianship that the judge signed. Show the will appointing you as guardian.