Change of Domicile Requests in Michigan

Domicile is another term for residence: the place where a person intends to make their home. Michigan law provides that a parent may not change a child’s residence outside of this state without the consent of the other parent or an order of the court. The law further provides that “a parent of a child whose custody is governed by court order shall not change a legal residence of the child to a location that is more than 100 miles from the child’s legal residence at the time of the commencement of the action in which the order is issued.” This applies only if the parents have joint legal custody.

DAWN’s family law and divorce attorneys are here to help you in requesting changes of domicle.

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