2006 Michigan Compiled Laws - Act 91 of 1970


CHILD CUSTODY ACT OF 1970

Act 91 of 1970

AN ACT to declare the inherent rights of minor children; to establish rights and duties to their custody, support, and parenting time in disputed actions; to establish rights and duties to provide support for a child after the child reaches the age of majority under certain circumstances; to provide for certain procedure and appeals; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts.


History: 1970, Act 91, Eff. Apr. 1, 1971 ;--Am. 1990, Act 245, Imd. Eff. Oct. 10, 1990 ;--Am. 1996, Act 19, Eff. June 1, 1996




The People of the State of Michigan enact:

DocumentDescription
Section 722.21Child custody act; short title.
Section 722.22Definitions.
Section 722.23"Best interests of the child" defined.
Section 722.24Child custody disputes; powers of court; appointment of lawyer-guardian ad litem.
Section 722.24aRepealed. 2001, Act 108, Eff. Sept. 30, 2001.
Section 722.25Child custody disputes; controlling interests, presumption; award of custody to parent convicted of criminal sexual conduct.
Section 722.26Liberal construction and application of act; purpose; provisions applicable to child custody disputes and actions; precedence of other actions; submission of action; habeas corpus or warrant.
Section 722.26aJoint custody.
Section 722.26bStanding of guardian or limited guardian of child to bring action for custody of child; filing of action; stay of proceedings; continuation of order in force; copy of judgment or order of disposition; assignment of judge.
Section 722.26cCustody action by third person; conditions.
Section 722.26dCustody action by third person; jurisdiction.
Section 722.26eCustody action by third person; notice; powers of court.
Section 722.27Child custody disputes; powers of court; support order; enforcement of judgment or order.
Section 722.27aParenting time.
Section 722.27bOrder for grandparenting time; circumstances; acknowledgment of parentage; commencement of action; procedures; affidavit; notice; opposing affidavit; hearing; basis for entry of order; condition; record; court mediation; frequency of filing complaint or motion seeking order; attorney fees; order prohibiting change of domicile of grandchild; effect of entry of order; modifying or terminating order.
Section 722.28Child custody disputes; appeal, grounds.
Section 722.29Transition to centralized receipt and disbursement of support and fees.
Section 722.30Access to records or information by noncustodial parent.
Section 722.31Legal residence change of child whose parental custody governed by court order.

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