2017 Michigan Compiled Laws
Chapter 722 - Children
Act 91 of 1970 CHILD CUSTODY ACT OF 1970 (722.21 - 722.31)
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
- Section 722.21 Child custody act; short title.
- Section 722.22 Definitions.
- Section 722.23 "Best interests of the child" defined.
- Section 722.24 Child custody disputes; powers of court; appointment of lawyer-guardian ad litem.
- Section 722.24a Repealed. 2001, Act 108, Eff. Sept. 30, 2001.
- Section 722.25 Child custody dispute; controlling interests, presumption; award of custody to parent convicted of criminal sexual conduct or acts of nonconsensual sexual penetration; prohibition; support or maintenance obligation; defense; "offending parent" defined.
- Section 722.26 Liberal 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 722.26a Joint custody.
- Section 722.26b Standing 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 722.26c Custody action by third person; conditions.
- Section 722.26d Custody action by third person; jurisdiction.
- Section 722.26e Custody action by third person; notice; powers of court.
- Section 722.27 Child custody disputes; powers of court; support order; enforcement of judgment or order; child custody while parent on deployment.
- Section 722.27a Parenting time.
- Section 722.27b Order for grandparenting time; circumstances; acknowledgment of parentage; commencement of action; procedures; affidavit; basis for entry of order; best interests of child; alternative dispute resolution; frequency of filing complaint or motion seeking order; attorney fees; order prohibiting change of domicile of child; effect of entry of order; modifying or terminating order; record; termination of grandparent's right to commence action.
- Section 722.27c Parenting coordinator.
- Section 722.28 Child custody disputes; appeal, grounds.
- Section 722.29 Transition to centralized receipt and disbursement of support and fees.
- Section 722.30 Access to records or information by noncustodial parent.
- Section 722.31 Legal residence change of child whose parental custody governed by court order.
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