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Act 91 of 1970
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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:

Section 722.21SectionChild custody act; short title.
Section 722.22SectionDefinitions.
Section 722.23Section"Best interests of the child" defined.
Section 722.24SectionChild custody disputes; powers of court; appointment of lawyer-guardian ad litem.
Section 722.24aSectionRepealed. 2001, Act 108, Eff. Sept. 30, 2001.
Section 722.25SectionChild 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 722.26SectionLiberal 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 722.26aSectionJoint custody.
Section 722.26bSectionStanding 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 722.26cSectionCustody action by third person; conditions.
Section 722.26dSectionCustody action by third person; jurisdiction.
Section 722.26eSectionCustody action by third person; notice; powers of court.
Section 722.27SectionChild custody disputes; powers of court; support order; enforcement of judgment or order; child custody while parent on deployment.
Section 722.27aSectionParenting time.
Section 722.27bSectionOrder 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 722.27cSectionParenting coordinator.
Section 722.28SectionChild custody disputes; appeal, grounds.
Section 722.29SectionTransition to centralized receipt and disbursement of support and fees.
Section 722.30SectionAccess to records or information by noncustodial parent.
Section 722.31SectionLegal residence change of child whose parental custody governed by court order.
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