Parents with disabilities may worry about what will happen to their children during a Michigan custody dispute. Will a parent without disabilities get custody? Will a parent with a disability be treated fairly by the courts?

The courts will decide child custody issues based on the best interests of the child, not the best interests of either parent. However, parents with disabilities should be treated fairly.

What the Court Will Consider in Your Child Custody Case

Your child’s other parent may argue that your disability prevents you from effectively, safely, or successfully parenting. They may bring up all the things that you can’t do. Depending on your disability, this could include driving your child places, attending school or sporting events, cooking, helping your children with their homework, and other things.

However, parenting is not a one size fits all activity. Good parents are able—and unable—to do different things, and they all remain good parents. The court will only consider your disability as it relates to what’s in the best interest of your child. Specifically, the court will consider:

Your Family Is Unique and So Is Your Custody Case

Our experienced Bloomfield Hills family law attorneys will make sure the court understands the truth about your parenting so that your child’s best interests are fairly considered. Please complete our contact form or text us any time to learn more.

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