If you are a single father in Michigan, you may find it challenging to get the custody ruling that you want. Fathers can face many obstacles in regard to gaining custody. The first of these hurdles can be establishing the paternity of the child. If the mother has not acknowledged your paternal status, you can ask the courts to order a DNA test.
While the road to having custody may be long, you are more likely to be successful with your goals by showing that you are determined to be a reliable and consistent father figure to your child. The following areÂ some tips you can useÂ when filing for custody.
Before awarding custody, the courts will want to know that you have thought about every detail regarding bringing the child into your life. Make sure that you have housing with an age-appropriate space for your child. This could mean a crib in your room for an infant â€” or a private bedroom for an older child.
Building a strong relationship with your child is important to focus on while filing for custody. You should also make sure that you work on being civil with the childâ€™s mother. Show the court that you are capable of respecting the childâ€™s bonds with other relatives.
You should show that you are dedicated to your child by showing up to important events, including parent-teacher conferences, birthday parties and the like.
If you areÂ struggling to gain custodyÂ of your child as a Michigan father, you should make sure that you understand the law so that you can apply it to your situation.
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