Changing Custody - First Step

We often have clients or prospective clients come in to our office and ask about changing custody. This is no small feat and requires a two step process. The first step is a showing of “proper cause” because of a “change in circumstances”. This can mean many different things to many different people and Judges and Referees. If you are interested in gaining sole custody over your children then come talk to us.

We are here to fight for you.

Subject to MCL 722.27(3), modify or amend its previous judgments or orders for proper cause shown or because of change of circumstances until the child reaches 18 years of age, and subject to section 5b of the support and parenting time enforcement act, 1982 PA 295, MCL 552.605b, until the child reaches 19 years and 6 months of age. The court shall not modify or amend its previous judgments or orders or issue a new order so as to change the established custodial environment of a child unless there is presented clear and convincing evidence that it is in the best interest of the child. The custodial environment of a child is established if over an appreciable time the child naturally looks to the custodian in that environment for guidance, discipline, the necessities of life, and parental comfort. “