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Tag: Presumptive Joint Custody

Know the Facts: Research on Joint Custody

Joint custody has not been shown to have a positive impact on children when it is not voluntarily agreed to by the parents. The research often used to support joint custody presumptions do not distinguish between arrangements that are voluntarily reached by the parents and those that are imposed by a court (Allen, 2014; Pruett… [ Read More ]

Committee Changes: HB 4691(H2) Compared to the Bill as Introduced

On June 20, 2017, the House Judiciary Committee passed an amended version of HB 4691 (view HERE). The Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCEDSV) continues to have serious concerns about this bill and strongly opposes it.  We believe that despite the changes, HB 4691(H2) still: Is dangerous for victims of domestic violence and… [ Read More ]

How to contact your representative and voice your opposition to HB 4691

Earlier this year, HB 4691(H2) passed  the Michigan House Judiciary Committee and was sent to the House floor. It is critical that legislators understand that this bill would create a “one-size-fits-all” presumption of joint physical and legal custody in all child custody cases. Here’s how you can take action to make a difference in 2 easy steps:  Find… [ Read More ]

10 reasons to oppose HB 4691

Joint custody is not right for every family. This “one size fits all” approach to resolving the often difficult issue of child custody cases will not serve the interests of Michigan’s children. Furthermore, it will put child and adult victims of domestic violence at even greater risk for harm. Here are 10 reasons why the Michigan… [ Read More ]