There are two types of custody in Michigan, legal and physical custody. Legal custody decisions are all of the major decisions that parents make for their children., The big three legal custody issues are education, medical care, and religious practices. Physical custody is where the child primarily resides. Parents can share custody, we call that joint custody. Or one parent may be granted custody which is called sole custody. Practically speaking, if parents shar joint legal custody, they need to discuss and agree on major decisions, like where the child goes to school. If they cannot agree, one parent must file a motion and the judge will decide if an agreement cannot be reached.
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